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David's new take on old play; THEATRE.

David Greig will mark his first main stage production as artistic director of The Lyceum with his take on The Suppliant Women.

One of the world's oldest plays, written 2500 years ago by Aeschylus, it has been turned into a theatrical event featuring new music, ancient instruments, and a chorus of Edinburgh citizens.

The production stars opera performer Omar Ebrahim as Danaos, father of the displaced women. Accompanying him in the role of the King is Oscar Batterham and the professional cast will be completed by chorus leader, played by Gemma May.

David said: "The Suppliant Women contains the birth of drama and democracy. Its central questions - about refugees, women's rights, war and sex - feel so pertinent today." ?The Suppliant Women at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, until October 15. Call 0131 248 4848 or go to www.lyceum.org.uk.

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 2, 2016
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