- Venue: Pop-Up theatre
- Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval
- Age Guidance: 14+
- Other: This performance contains very strong language, scenes of both violence and sexual violence, flashing lights, strobe effects and theatrical haze.
More Information on Europe
AN EMPTY RAILWAY STATION IN AN UNNAMED BORDER TOWN, AT THE HEART OF EUROPE.
Trains from every corner of the continent thunder through without ever stopping but what happens to the people left behind? Written at the height of the Balkan war, the last major conflict on European soil, David Greig’s 1994 play has achieved the status of a modern classic. Locals and ‘foreigners’ collide as people passing through mix with those who’ve always been there. In a fading town people struggle to find purpose, but humour, beauty and humanity remain in the power of human connection and friendship. As our own relationship with the rest of our continent becomes more and more politicised, Europe asks us to interrogate our sense of belonging to a place and an idea which we are at the heart of and simultaneously separating ourselves from.
A Leeds Playhouse production.
Cast & Credits
By David Greig / Director James Brining / Designer Amanda Stoodley / Lighting Designer David Bennion-Pedley / Sound Designer and Composer David Shrubsole / Casting Director Kay Magson / Fight Director Ruth Cooper-Brown / Assistant Director Sameena Hussain / BSL Interpreters Keren Seabrook, Dave Wycherley, Ann Marie Bracchi, Emma Lipton /
“ excellent performance”
“ energetic direction”
“ strong cast”
“ punchy, superbly performed”
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Socially Distanced