An Actors Touring Company
, Young Vic
and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
“If we help, we invite trouble.
If we don’t, we invite shame.”
Fifty women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and ﬂ ee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece.
Written 2,500 years ago by the great playwright Aeschylus, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resonance for our troubled times.
Featuring a chorus of young women from London, this is part play, part ritual unearthing an electric connection to the deepest and most mysterious ideas of the humanity – who are we, where do we belong and if all goes wrong – who will take us in?
Directed by Ramin Gray
Starring: Callum Armstrong, Oscar Batterham, Ben Burton, Omar Ebrahim and Gemma May Rees
Music by John Browne
Choreography by Sasha Milavic Davies
Design by Lizzie Clachan
Lighting by Charles Balfour
Show Times: Monday - Saturday @7.30pm, Saturday matinees @2.30pm
Tickets from £10youngvic.org/The-Suppliant-Women