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Witness the true stories and testament of those who have fled areas of conflict for safety in the UK, told alongside the classic tale of The Trojan Women. Has anything changed since 415 BC?
A new adaptation of Euripides' anti-war tragedy THE TROJAN WOMEN with a cast of UK-based Ukrainian, Afghan, Syrian and other refugees, professional actors, amateurs and community hosts.
Directed by Shani Erez and Amanda Waggott
Adapted by Charlotte Eagar, William Stirling, Amanda Waggott and the cast
Produced by The Trojan Women Project
An exciting taster of the work in progress was performed at the FT Weekend Festival on 3rd September and with the K+C Festival at Playground Theatre, London W10, on 8th August with a core cast of professional Ukrainian, and Syrian- Palestinian actors, all exiles from their homelands.
The performance received a standing ovation and rave audience reviews.
The cast includes Arwa Omarem, Valery Danko and Alina Venerchuk as well as the British actor Grace Haydn will lead the performance.
Helping refugees overcome isolation, trauma, depression and giving them a platform to tell their stories to their host communities as well as building links and trying to provide new professional and personal opportunities are the core aims of the project.
"It was an extraordinary moment of connection across culture and time. It was a sharing of human pain, suffering, resilience, heroism and creative genius."
- Dr Kathleen M. Pike, University of Columbia,
Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology
Trojans UK 22-23
Chelsea Theatre Trojans project
London SW10 0DR
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TROJANS - THE TOUR
A BRAND NEW ADAPTATION OF EURIPIDES’ ANTI-WAR TRAGEDY, THE TROJAN WOMEN
We're delighted to announce the start of our new, long term, country-wide project for refugees and host community members that will help cultivate cross-commuity ties and give our refugee participants a platform to tell their stories.
This project is aimed at Ukrainian, Afghan and Syrian refugees, as well as any other migrants and host community who wish to be involved.
We will be creating a brand new production of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women, with a cast of refugees and host community members – including a core cast of refugees who have been professional actors in their own countries, and host community actors, with a chorus of amateur actor refugees and hosts from drama workshops we will hold around the UK. The multi-lingual workshops will also help the participants learn English.
Our pilot project of drama workshops will culminate in a London-wide 'mini tour' accompanied by further workshops run by the cast members for the local community.