An Edinburgh Festival play adapted and written by Syrian refugees living in Glasgow will go ahead despite funding fears.
Four weeks ago, producers of The Trojans feared the show would have to be cancelled, after two donors dropped out.
However, the majority of the funding has now been secured and the performance will go ahead.
“We are still missing a final £10k,” said one of the producers, William Stirling. “I hope we find it under a hedge somewhere. But maybe we will just sell a lot of tickets.
“I would have hated to have let our Syrian cast down. They have all worked so hard.”
The Trojans’ performance will be the culmination of a year long drama programme for Syrian refugees based in Glasgow.
The cast of women and men, all of whom now live in and around Glasgow, have worked their own stories of why they had to flee Syria into the play.
It first opened at Platform Theatre, in Easterhouse, in February this year to standing ovations, full houses and a rave reviews.
It’s hoped that the Edinburgh performance will lead to a nationwide tour.
Read more about the show and the stories of those involved in an award-winning feature by Paul English for The Sunday Post – click here.The Trojans, August 7, 4.30 pm, Pentland Suite, EICC. Tickets at https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trojans
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