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The Playground Theatre & The Trojan Women Project Presents 
PLEASE NOTE: This event is funded by and its running as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Festival 22 and is a PAY AS YOU CAN SHOW

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 will be performed at The Playground Theatre on 10 th August as part of the Kensington and Chelsea Festival, with a core cast of professional Ukrainian, and Syrian- Palestinian actors, all exiles from their homelands.

Arwa Omarem, Valery Danko and Alina Venerchuk as well as the British actor Emma Bugge 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.

The multi-lingual workshops also help the participants learn English.

A creche for the group members’ children and a hot lunch cooked by participants is also provided. The project is monitored by both a Ukrainian and a UK psychologist.

Working alongside the Trojan Women Project’s founders Charlotte Eagar and William Stirling and British theatre professional Amanda Waggott, the actors (above) are participating in community drama workshops for Afghan, Ukrainian and Syrian refugees.

This is the first step in a planned country-wide tour of performances alongside community drama workshops The Trojan Women Project has partnered with SET Kensington, The Ukrainian Community Centre, various Afghan and Syrian refugee networks, The Playground Theatre and Mountgrange Heritage, to deliver 12 weeks of community drama workshops for Ukrainian, Syrian, Afghan and other refugees working towards a new production of Euripides' great anti-war tragedy, The Trojan Women which will be shown in London in November 2022.

The Trojan Women Project intends to tour this production, Trojans UK, and the accompanying drama workshops around the UK over a period of 18–24 months.


Trojan Women (Registered Charity SC050525)

Kensington and Chelsea Festival 22
From 1 July - 31 August 2022, the multi-disciplinary Kensington and Chelsea Festival will celebrate creativity and culture for everyone.

Born out of a desire to lift spirits through celebrating culture and creativity, the Festival mix spans theatre, circus, opera, dance, music, outdoor arts, family shows, participatory activities, talks, walks and public art pieces. It includes creative experiments enabling audiences to see artists bringing new ideas to life. Spanning the summer months, the Festival re-imagines the borough’s well-known and less-discovered places by showcasing exceptional emerging and established artists, through shows presented in venues plus outdoor pop up performances and artworks.

Kensington and Chelsea Festival 2022 (kcaw.co.uk)

For more information about the venue and our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy, please see our your-visit page.
We do not accept Amex.
Show running time 60 mins 
Recommended  to 16+
Show 10 AUG | 7.30pm  
Tickets (All unreserved)

Pay As You Can 

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