Trojan Women Project
Tuesday 11 July I 19:30
Pay What You Want
The Chelsea Theatre, 7, World's End Place, London SW10 0DR
A new adaptation of Euripides Greek tragedy The Trojan Women, written and performed by refugees and asylum seekers after a course of drama workshops. The cast weave their own stories of war, exile, and loss through the great speeches and choruses of Euripides’ ancient text, showing how war, and the tragedy of war, remains eternal: only the weapons change. The cast come from Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, and other countries. Most have fled war, some repression, some domestic violence. In some cases the wars are recent, in others years long, and in yet others (Afghanistan) seemingly never ending. Wherever and whatever they come from, the strength and despair of the Trojan Women echo down through the ages, matching Euripides’ words with today’s personal experiences brought to the stage by the cast.
Content warning - Descriptions of war, and violence. Age 15+
Main Festival Event. This show is being presented within Kensington and Chelsea Festival in partnership with The Chelsea Theatre. Booking link available shortly. Tickets are Pay What You Want. See other listings for the full 18 Shows Programme at The Chelsea Theatre.