Trojan Women Scotland

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Trojan Women Scotland with Pleasance, Platform and Terra Incognita are proud to present


A new adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women performed by Syrian Refugees

Directed by Victoria Beesley


Adapted by Mariem Omari, with Alaa Saloum and Sanaa Al Froukh 

including original writing by the cast


Gala Performance, 7th August for one day only

4.30 pm, Pentland Suite, EICC





“Intimate….moving…startling” **** The List

A brand new, haunting and uplifting adaptation of Euripides’ great anti-war tragedy, written and acted by a cast of Syrian refugees living in Glasgow, performed in Arabic (with surtitles) and English. 

This extraordinary production is brought to you by the award-winning director Victoria Beesley and the originating producers of the highly acclaimed Queens of Syria (Young Vic 2016) and Syria: The Trojan Women (NCC Amman, 2013), supported by Glasgow City Council.

The play, culmination of over a year of therapeutic drama workshops with Syrians living in Glasgow, was first performed at Glasgow’s Platform Theatre in February 2019, to four star reviews, packed houses, standing ovations and a visibly moved audience.

The Trojans transcends countries and time, with a cast who have known the horror of war bringing their own experiences of exile and loss into Euripides’ shocking 2,500 year old play; they also tell of the bitter-sweetness of building new lives in Scotland. 

The aim is to build links between Syrians newly arrived in Scotland and local communities; to allow Syrians who have found a haven in Scotland to work through their depression, isolation and trauma. 

We have creating a stunning new piece of theatre which will bring home to the audience the reality of what it means to flee war, and arrive in a strange land.  

The 14 month project which has benefitted over 40 refugees and their families is costing £210,000. We are £25k off that total.

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Hiba is 17. She is currently studying at college and wants to be a psychologist, like her mother, Sanaa, who was also in the play. When she was 12 her school was shelled, and the fleeing children shot by snipers, which is why her family fled Syria. Her father, a writer from Deraa, was imprisoned and tortured by the Regime.  Hiba came here with her mother and four brothers and sisters on the Scottish governments resettlement scheme about two years ago. Her father joined them last year.  The family are now reunited and living in a council house in Milton of Campsie. HIba’s mother, Sanaa, is re-qualifying as a psychologist in Scotland.


Mohammed, late twenties, was a tailor in Damascus. He hid for two years in a cellar, but was finally arrested, just for having the wrong surname. He was imprisoned and tortured for six months by the Regime. His old father was murdered. He is now married to Maisaa, the girl who looked after him in the cellar, and they had a baby, Judith, last December. He had a starring role in the play and baby Judith came on stage at the finale. He and Maisaa came on the Scottish government resettlement scheme last year. Mohammed now has a job as a tailor in Glasgow. They live in a council flat in Springburn.


To book review tickets for this show please contact the Pleasance Press Office

0131 556 6557

For information, please contact Charlotte Eagar charlotte.eagar@trojanwomenproject.org07769 603233

To buy tickets go online

Ticket price £15  Concessions £8.  Syrian refugees free entry. 

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All proceeds from ticket sales to go to support our work 

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The Syria Trojan Women Project (STWP) has been running therapeutic drama and advocacy projects for Syrian refugees since 2013, first in Jordan, and more recently in the UK and Germany.

The point of this project is combined psycho-social support and awareness-raising of the Syrian refugee crisis.  Refugees tend to be lonely, isolated, and are often depressed. They have often also undergone hideously traumatic experiences.  By bringing these people together and allowing them work through their experiences in drama, we hope that the experience will help Syrians making new lives in Scotland. The performance itself will give our Syrian cast a platform to tell their stories to the world.

At its core, Charlotte Eagar, the project’s Founder, says STWP’s work is “about helping refugees work through depression, trauma and loneliness, and also giving them a voice. You have to give them the chance to have an identity: when you lose your home you lose so much, not just a place to live, but family, friends, your peace of mind and your dignity. We help them create a new family for themselves and give them a place to stand.”

Previously we produced the internationally acclaimed Syria: The Trojan Women, in Jordan (2013), which later toured the UK with our original Syrian cast, as Queens of Syria (2016), with the Young Vic and Developing Artists.

Please give generously to support this project.

The link below is for a trailer of Queens of Syria, the multi-award-winning documentary we shot of our first Syria: The Trojan Women production in Jordan.

QUEENS OF SYRIA 3 minute Trailer:

To learn more about our work, visit our website

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