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“I have a scream I want the world to hear... …..But I wonder, will it be heard?”

The Trojan Women Project was set up in 2013 by the award-winning war correspondent Charlotte Eagar and her husband, the film-maker William Stirling, inspired, in part, by Susan Sontag’s Waiting for Godot in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war, as well as by Eagar’s experience of working with refugees over many years. The project works with refugees and asylum seekers to create productions of Greek tragedy, functioning both as therapeutic drama workshop and as advocacy to the wider public.

The key to the project, as Eagar has said, is to “produce pieces of drama and/or film which combine being of the highest possible artistic standard with being also a benefit to the refugee and host community participants”. Highlights have included the five-star reviewed Queens of Syria which toured the UK in 2016.

Come and find out more about this innovative and deeply humane project when it visits Cambridge on Thursday 30th November. Charlotte Eagar and her team will be showing a special film screening, introducing their work, before engaging in a panel discussion involving a number of the participants originating from many countries: Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iran and other places. There will be a Q&A and plenty of opportunity to discuss how Greek tragedy continues to resonate with contemporary experience.

Registration for this free event is by Ticket Source:

For any queries about the event, please contact Dr Jennifer Wallace ( or Ekin Bodur-Bayraktaroglu (

This event is sponsored by the English Faculty’s Judith E Wilson fund and by the Peterhouse Perne Club.

Thursday, 30 November, 2023 - 17:00
Event location: 
Peterhouse Theatre, Cambridge