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The Suppliant Women

The Suppliant Women

Key facts

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

★★★★★
'An epic, feminist protest song' - The Guardian
 
'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 flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. 
 
Written 2,500 years ago, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resonance for our troubled times. 
 
Featuring a chorus of local women from London, this is part play, part ritual. Director Ramin Gray unearths an electric connection to the deepest and most mysterious ideas of humanity - who are we, where do we belong and if all goes wrong - who will take us in?
 

Event details

Thu 23 Nov 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned in house by Young Vic

Venue details

Young Vic
66 The Cut
London
SE1 8LZ

Phone: 020 7922 2922

Email: boxoffice@youngvic.org

Textphone: 18001 020 7922 2922

Website: Young Vic

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