Developing Artists and Shubbak were thrilled to present our new production, AND HERE I AM, a collaboration with the Palestinian actor Ahmed Tobasi & the award-winning writer Hassan Abdulrazzak. AND HERE I AM premiered at the Cheltenham Everyman in June 2017, before touring the country till August. The production will travel to Palestine this December. At the heart of the project is an extensive workshop programme with young people in the Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine. Click here for further information.
The critically acclaimed and sell-out UK theatre tour of Queens of Syria saw thirteen refugees travel from Jordan to the UK to tell their stories. Nearly a year on, in collaboration with Refuge Productions and the UNHCR, we will be releasing a new short documentary film about the project, entitled 'The World to Hear'. Watch this space for updates!
For further information and details about the project please read the project report, which you can download here.
PRESS & REVIEWS
Queens of Syria openend to rave reviews at the Young Vic, and is now touring the UK.
"The most urgent work on the London stage" - Susannah Clapp, The Observer (stars not awarded)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Gripping and moving" - Dominic Maxwell, The Times
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "The most painful, hard-hitting and moving piece of theatre" - Kate Gould, South London Press
★ ★ ★ ★ "Terribly moving, for theatregoers, certainly, but most importantly for members of the human race" - Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ "An exceptional piece of theatre" - Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
★ ★ ★ ★ "Compelling and humbling" - Paul Taylor, The Independent
★ ★ ★ ★ "Deeply Affecting" - Jane Shilling, The Telegraph
★ ★ ★ ★ "Heartbreaking" - Catherine Jones, The Liverpool Echo
★ ★ ★ ★ "Poweful... A litany" - Matt Trueman, Whats On Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ "The Voiceless, Voiced" - Tim Bano, The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ "An enormously valuable and impactful piece of theatre" - Mersa Audoa, The Upcoming
★ ★ ★ ★ "You have a duty to see it" - Rosa Ellis, The Metropolist
★ ★ ★ ★ "Gripping... Absorbing... Courageous" - Hannah Connell, Plays to See
★ ★ ★ ★ "Poweful... Astonishing" - Marianka Swain, Broadway World
★ ★ ★ ★ "Spell-binding... an extraordinary, important piece of theatre" - Chloe Billington, Theatre News
★ ★ ★ ★ "Poweful, emotional and important" - Elizabeth Hughes, The Argus
★ ★ ★ ★ "Art doing what it does best" - Carole Woddis, Reviewsgate
"Heartbreaking" - Michael Billington, The Guardian
"Stands proudly as a dignified and chastening lamentation" - Patrick Marmion, Daily Mail
Please help us bring these remarkable women to the UK! This project cannot be covered by ticket sales owing to the high legal and visa costs, extensive workshop and education programme, subsidised ticketing, and our determination to provide as much financial and practical support to the participants and their communities as possible. Please click here for further information and to DONATE NOW!
The QUEENS OF SYRIA UK Theatre tour will run from the 5th - 24th July 2016. Tickets for the tour are now on sale. Please click here for further information. Our run at the Young Vic is currently sold out, but day tickets will be available. The West End Gala will be on Sunday 24th July and tickets will go on sale shortly.
Many thanks to everyone who came out to support Queens of Syria at our Launch Event on Wednesday 20th April at the Mayfair Hotel. It was a great evening and we are incredibly grateful to our event sponsors - Target Live, Whitley Neil Gin, Tsingtao 1903, and the Mayfair Hotel.
Developing Artists is thrilled to be working with Refuge Productions to re-mount their 2013 production of Syria: The Trojan Women in Amman (Jordan) this Spring, before touring it to the UK in July. The physical production will be combined with their award winning documentary Queens of Syria.
For more information click here...