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PREVIEW The Suppliant Women at the Royal Exchange
Thursday 2nd March 2017 @ 22:12 by Adam Higgins

The Royal Exchange Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh present The Suppliant Women by Aeschylus in a new version by multi-award winning writer David Greig from 10 March – 1 April in the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Directed by Ramin Gray; Composer John Browne; Choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies. This is one of the world’s oldest plays written 2,500 years ago and is an extraordinary theatrical event which opened in Edinburgh.

The production includes a chorus of young women, men and a community chorus of people from Manchester, including myself.

The synopsis of the story is that fifty women escape forced marriage in their homeland, leaving everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean to seek asylum in Greece.

This is part play, part ritual, part theatrical archaeology and has a remarkable resonance for our time, reflecting major migration issues of contemporary society.

To book tickets, you can contact the Box Office on 0161 833 9833.

Evening performances are at 7.30pm and Matinees at 2.30pm. Visit


Preview by Denise Evans