Queens of Syria UK Theatre Tour is the latest from the Syria Trojan Women Project. First staged in Amman in 2013 as Syria: The Trojan Women, and the subject of an award winning documentary, Developing Artists presents Refuge Productions’ Queens of Syria, an adaptation of Euripides anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women.

Performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees, the production skilfully amalgamates the women’s own narratives of bitter exile and ferocious war into the ancient Greek text. Footage from the documentary is fused with the stage play for the first time to create a powerful, extraordinary and unique piece of theatre.
These are not the voices of political commentators or journalists, but of ordinary women whose lives have been turned upside down by the turmoil of the Syrian conflict. The stories of these women need to be heard.

Queens of Syria comes to the UK for a three week run in July 2016, opening at the Young Vic on 5th July. The cast will tour Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh and Durham before finishing up in the West End. This will be a life-changing opportunity for the refugees themselves, and an eye-opening experience for British audiences who will hear first hand the harsh realities of life as a refugee.

For more information, go to www.developingartists.org.uk

See also the project’s website and the trailer on Vimeo.