Box of Tricks Playreading: How to Survive the War

The Roundapprox. 1hr 30minsTheatre

Inspired by conversations with Syrian women, this epic play explores the enduring connection between mothers and daughters.


Box of Tricks presents a New Tricks rehearsed reading
A new play with music by Lizzie Nunnery

Price: £5

Box of Tricks Playreading: How to Survive the War Image

"And all our pain is one. And all our joy is one. One voice escaping one body. After all our silence, all our fear, all our hiding, we’ve found each other in the street. We are here, we are here as one."

Inspired by conversations with Syrian women, How to Survive the War unearths the experiences of women in revolution and ensuing violent conflict. As lives and journeys intertwine, this epic play with live Syrian music explores the overwhelming and enduring connections between mothers and daughters. Pushing against the clichés of women in war, it celebrates female strength and tenacity under pressure.

How to Survive the War is set in the wild optimism of rebellion, in the moment when violence erupts, in the shock waves that run in its wake, in the journeys towards new hope. When all that was certain falls away, moments of human connection will save us. 

Box of Tricks Theatre Company are a part of the SJT Associate Companies. They are a theatre company  that champions the next generation of playwrights, producing top quality new plays on local and national stages. Find out more about them on their website.

Age guidance: 14+

Content warnings: Depictions of trauma, war, discussion of mental health, some strong language

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Wednesday 18 August 2021, 6.00pm

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