Refugee stories brought to life in ‘Queens of Syria’
A group of refugees are taking to the stage in the UK to tell their stories through the play “Queens of Syria”, Euronews reports.
The production is based on Euripides’ “The Trojan Women.”
Like the ancient Greek original, it is an anti-war story – but with refugee experiences blended in.
“The Trojan Women’ is a play about war, it’s about refugees. All the men are dead, the women are stuck waiting in a refugee camp to discover their fate and they’re going off to be sold as slaves. And so, we thought let’s do ‘The Trojan Women,’” explained producer Charlotte Eager.