The Suppliant Women archiveFifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. World Premiere. With local participation at its heart, The Suppliant Women revives the tradition of Ancient Greek theatre by recruiting performers from the local community to form a chorus who drive the narrative forward and create an extraordinary theatrical event. With choral odes composed by John Browne and accompanied on the aulos (the rarely heard original Greek double pipe), the local participants represent 50 young women who flee forced marriage in Egypt to seek asylum in Greece. This is a story about the plight of refugees, moral and human rights, civil war, democracy and ultimately the triumph of love - a tale that echoes down the ages to find striking and poignant resonance today.


Omar Ebrahim (Danaos), Oscar Batterham (the King), Gemma May (Chorus Lead)


Author: Aeschylus
Company: Actors Touring Company
Presented by: The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
Adapted by: David Greig
Director: Ramin Gray
Music: John Browne
Choreographer: Sasha Milavic Davies
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Charles Balfour
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The Suppliant Women

The Suppliant Women (Play) production archive for QTIX code T2095312607. Details of all The Suppliant Women archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1547182870

Archive Listings

10 Mar 17
1 Apr 17
Royal Exchange
Greater Manchester
3 Nov 16
5 Nov 16
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
21 Oct 16
22 Oct 16
Grand Opera House
30 Sep 16
15 Oct 16
Royal Lyceum Theatre

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