The Suppliant Women

Young Vic, The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ

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"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?

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Callum Armstrong, Oscar Batterham, Ben Burton, Omar Ebrahim, Gemma May Rees
Author
Aeschylus
Adapted by
David Greig
Director
Ramin Gray
Music by
John Browne
Choreographer
Sasha Milavic Davies
Lighting Designer
Charles Balfour

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Young Vic

Address
The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
Telephone
020 7922 2922
Official site
www.youngvic.org
Nearest tube
Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line.
Nearest train
Waterloo & Waterloo East. Charing Cross and London Bridge stations are one stop away.
Parking

Our theatre is in a residential area so car parking is limited and subject to restrictions. We’d recommend using public transport but if you drive you can park at National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. We are in London's congestion zone operating 7am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7922 2922 Email: boxoffice@youngvic.org
Discounts
£5 off top price tickets.
Limited mobility
Seating at the Young Vic is unreserved, so your ticket won't have a seat number and you can sit where you fancy. Every seat has a great view, there are no pillars or obstructions and you'll never be more than seven rows away from the action. So take your time, enjoy a drink or the company of friends and don't worry about queuing to get in. We are happy to reserve you a seat or provide assistance if you have access requirements. Please let us know in advance of your visit and we'll do what we can to help.
Access description
There is an automated set of doors with release button to the right at the front of the theatre. A lift rises to the next level (at the back of the bar space) There are some steps within the auditorium but these differ with each show. Seats can be reserved to meet varying needs.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed in the auditorium but can be left with front of hous staff who are happy to dog-sit.
Wheelchairs
Wheelchair and transfer seating available on request, please call in advance.
Bars
The Cut serves core classics and inspired specials. On two levels, in a generous, open and comfortable space which includes an outside terrace, The Cut is a vibrant hub within the Young Vic. Open for breakfast, lunch, early dinner, pre- and post- theatre food and drink.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens