‘David Greig’s richly resonant play... makes a brilliant opening choice for Michael Longhurst’s new reign at the Donmar… Longhurst’s production and Chloe Lamford’s design perfectly match the play’s ability to mix the minute and the metaphorical… The performances are also first-rate’Guardian
'The dialogue teems with wit and lyricism... The performances are equally well-judged.'Daily Telegraph
'We’d absolutely recommend a visit to the Donmar Warehouse to check out this powerful and timely revival.'Gay Times
'Michael Longhurst, directing his inaugural production at the Donmar, gives Greig’s dramatic prophecy his customary operatic flair'Metro
'Greig’s play has an epic quality... Longhurst’s terrific, beautifully acted production grips tight.'Financial Times
'It is hard to believe that Europe was first staged (in Edinburgh) 25 years ago: it now looks like an act of prophecy. In a compact two hours, David Greig’s play steers into the heart of a fraying continent.'Observer
‘Remarkable… a play that really stands up’Time Out
'Greig’s sharp, clear-sighted writing… Longhurst’s fluid, intelligent production guides us confidently... with a fine ensemble cast of eight from which the two women shine particularly brightly… It is the start of an exciting new era at the Donmar'Evening Standard
‘Timely, tender, brutal and brilliant… a brilliant revival and a magnificent way of beginning a new artistic regime. It's the hottest show in town.’The Arts Desk
'Even though Greig's play is a quarter of a century old, it's still as relevant as ever. Thanks to sharp writing and brilliant casting, Europe is one show not to be missed this summer.'Broadway World
'Powerful and timely… Longhurst’s production is as tender as it is potent'The Stage
'A terrific, powerful night, a great contribution to the debate that rages outside this little theatre, but also a notable beginning to Longhurst's tenure within its walls... Greig's writing has a dazzling precision... The acting is terrific too'WhatsOnStage
★★★★★ Arts Desk | ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre | ★★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★ Daily Telegraph | ★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★ Financial Times | ★★★★ Guardian | ★★★★ Metro | ★★★★ Observer | ★★★★ Stage | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
★★★★ Gay Times | ★★★★ Londonist | ★★★★ The Upcoming | ★★★★ West End Wilma
This is what a border is. A magic money line.
Something changed today. The trains are no longer stopping at the station on the border and no one knows why. Plus, the stationmaster suddenly has two new arrivals to deal with. Arrivals that will divide the local population.
This prophetic early masterpiece from David Greig explores our complex relationship to Europe – as a continent, a refuge, an idea.
Michael Longhurst directs the 25th anniversary revival as his inaugural production as Artistic Director of the Donmar.
This production is supported by the John Browne Charitable Trust
DONMAR DAILY RELEASE
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Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 20-minute interval.
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Rehearsal and production photography by Marc Brenner.
Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10
Preview prices (Thursday 20 - Monday 24 June 2019)
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50, £10
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only). Must be booked in advance
A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post
The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is an infrared system in the main auditorium and there is also a hearing loop in the box office.
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CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE – 7.30PM (captioned by Stagetext)
Monday 29 July 2019
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE - 2.30PM (audio-described by Vocaleyes)
(TOUCH TOUR AT 1PM)
Saturday 27 July 2019
TECHNICAL REHEARSALS FOR EUROPE: TAKE A LOOK BEHIND-THE SCENES:
Literary Manager Clare Slater talks to Michael Longhurst and the cast Europe
Literary Manager Clare Slater speaks to Donmar Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and members of the Europe company about this timely revival of David Greig's play.
Jeremy Bowen talks to the cast of Europe
As well as exploring the text, working on scenes, having costume fittings and practising their movement, the cast have also spent time researching the play's context and the events happening when the play was written.
The Yugoslav Wars were at their height at the time and last week BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen visited the company to tell them more about his experience of reporting from the Balkans in the 1990s. Get a taste of what they learnt in this excerpt from the session.