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Theatre Monday 13th Nov 2017 2.30 and 7.20pm
Until Saturday 25th Nov 2017
The Suppliant Women
"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?

“An epic, feminist protest song” The Guardian

Young Vic Theatre
66 The Cut
Lambeth
London SE1 8LZ