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Young Vic / National Tour

"I have a scream I have to let out. I want the world to hear it.” 

A group of Syrian women, now refugees exiled in Jordan, create an extraordinary modern retelling of Euripides’ Trojan Women.

Performed by an all-female cast of Syrian refugees, the production skilfully amalgamated the women's own narratives of bitter exile and ferocious war into the ancient Greek text 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.

Produced by: Developing Artists, Refuge Productions and Young Vic co-production

Director: Zoe Lafferty

Producer: Oliver King

Set Designer: Bissane al-Sharif

Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson

Music & Sound Designer: David Gregory

Costume Designer: Farah Karouta

Associate Director: Shereen Zoumot

Cast: Reem Alsayyah, Anwar Alsayyah, Waed Alsayyah, Maha Alyousef, Rash Tamr, Fatema Aodah, Duana Abdel Qader, Kaoula Al Fahsi, Sham, Rahme, Mais, Fatin Al Jasem
Reham Alhakim

★★★★★  "The most painful, hard-hitting and moving piece of theatre"

                     - South London Press

★★★★★  "Gripping and moving" - The Times

★★★★     "Deeply Affecting" - The Telegraph (CRITICS CHOICE)

★★★★     “Gives a powerful voice to the unheard" - The Sunday Times

                     (CRITICS CHOICE)

★★★★     "Compelling and humbling" - The Independent

★★★★     "An exceptional piece of theatre" - Financial Times

★★★★     "Terribly moving, for theatregoers, but most importantly

                     for members of the human race"- Evening Standard

★★★★     "The Voiceless, Voiced" - The Stage

★★★★     "Poweful... A litany" - Whats On Stage

★★★★     "Heartbreaking" - The Liverpool Echo

★★★★     "Spell-binding... an extraordinary, important piece of theatre"

                     - Theatre News

★★★★     "Powerful... Astonishing" - Broadway World

★★★★     "Gripping... Absorbing... Courageous" - Plays to See

★★★★     "Art doing what it does best" - Reviewsgate

★★★★     "Powerful, emotional and important" - The Argus

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