The Suppliant Women
An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production
Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm
Saturday matinees: 2.30pm
£10, £20, £29, £38
Previews: (13 - 15 Nov) £10, £20
★★★★★ “A timeless, fantastical production of colour, song, and movement” The Independent
★★★★★ “Outstanding…pungent modern resonances” The Telegraph
★★★★★ “Remarkable…choral power unleashed” Whatsonstage
★★★★ “An experience of overwhelming potency…awakens a renewed faith in the future” The Times
★★★★ “Pulsating urgency…rousingly topical” The Evening Standard
★★★★ “A fierce, beautiful staging of Aeschylus’s drama” Financial Times
★★★★ “A community chorus gives tremendous power to this witty adaptation of Aeschylus’s ancient play” Time Out
★★★★★ “An epic, feminist protest song” The Guardian
★★★★ "This stunning poetic tidal wave is tailor-made for a 21st century audience” The Irish Times
"IF WE HELP, WE INVITE TROUBLE. IF WE DON'T, WE BRING 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?
Cast and Creatives
Direction Ramin Gray | Music John Browne | Choreography Sasha Milavic Davies | Design Lizzie Clachan | Light Charles Balfour
With Callum Armstrong, Oscar Batterham, Ben Burton, Omar Ebrahim, Gemma May Rees
Direction Ramin Gray
Music John Browne
Choreography Sasha Milavic Davies
Design Lizzie Clachan
Light Charles Balfour
Callum Armstrong, Oscar Batterham, Ben Burton, Omar Ebrahim, Gemma May Rees
The Young Vic's 2017 season includes the London premiere of The Suppliant Women, written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray. Read more on The Stage.
Audio described performance 18 Nov, 2.30pm
Captioned performance 23 Nov, 7.30pm