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Oh Europa – Guided Tours – Transform 19

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Other: Venue: Prime Studios, 94 - 96 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS3 1HD
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Action Hero (UK)


In 2018, Action Hero moved out of their house and into a motorhome. Over 6 months, they drove 32,000km across 33 European countries. Along the way, they asked the people they met to sing them a love song. Detached from political posturing, hollow rhetoric and empty sound bites, Oh Europa cuts straight to the heart, offering an opportunity to hear ourselves emerge out of the white noise.

Action Hero are Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Scrutinising the epic and the banal, they create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating.

“Action Hero have, in a sense, changed Europe”
– The Independent

Postcards from the Edge
(Drop-in Installation)
Fri 26 Apr, 5pm-6pm Installation Launch
Fri 26 Apr, 6pm-9.30pm
Sat 27 Apr, 12pm-9.30pm
Sun 28 Apr, 12pm-7pm
Thu 2 May, 5pm-9.30pm
A network of 42 ‘beacons’ are broadcasting love songs 24/7 across the continent. Drop in to discover an alternative map of Europe as part of an installation running throughout the festival.

RadiOh Europa
(Drop-in Performance)
Fri 3 May, 10pm-midnight
Sat 4 May, 12pm-6pm
Broadcasting non-stop over 20 hours, Action Hero will play every love song they’ve recorded to date in a deep-listening party. Drop in to the performance or tune into the broadcast overnight.

Sing Us A Love Song
(Pop-up During Festival)
Keep an eye on this page and social media for updates
Find the motorhome around Leeds and add your voice to the collection.


Co-produced with Farnham Maltings. Co-commissioned by Transform, Matchbox and Farnham Maltings. Supported by British Council, Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio, Vooruit, Latitudes Contemporaines, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Anti Festival, Ördögkatlan Fesztivál, Interdisciplinarte, Romanian Association For Performing Arts and Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
Presented as part of Transform 19, a festival of powerful international performance –  26 April – 4 May 19 –


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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

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 - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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