QUEENS OF SYRIA
A Developing Artists, Refuge Productions and Young Vic co-production
“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.
In film and on stage, the women courageously explore parallels between the ancient Greek tragedy and the catastrophe of today’s civil war. Their first-hand experience of a country in turmoil mirrors the Trojan women they portray, displaced and enslaved by war.
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.
Set against the backdrop of Yasmin Fedda’s award-winning documentary, this moving production appears at the newly refurbished Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts as part of a three-week UK Tour.
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Documentary filmmaker Yasmin Fedda discusses Queens of Syria