Europe

Europe

Donmar Warehouse · 20 JUN - 10 AUG

This is what a border is. A magic money line.

Lyn Gardner avatar
20 June 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“Michael Longhurst’s vivid & layered production is an utterly contemporary examination of a Europe in flux. Excellent performances too.”

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

At a time when our theatre seems fixated with America, it is refreshing to discover a play that not only reveals a deeply European sensibility but that also addresses the vital question of whether the continent can ever live up to its visionary ideals

The Guardian

Michael Longhurst's inaugural production is a timely and powerful revival of David Greig's play

The Stage

David Greig’s despairing and romantic drama about a forgotten border town gets the new Donmar regime off to a flying start

Time Out

It's 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

WhatsOnStage

Prophetic play’s revival marks a confident start for Michael Longhurst

Evening Standard

Timely, tender, brutal and brilliant

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

Dull characters deliver lecture with good intentions

The Times

A borderline modern classic about Europe at the crossroads

The Telegraph

Michael Longhurst’s vivid & layered production is an utterly contemporary examination of a Europe in flux. Excellent performances too.

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

This is a stunning, disquieting production

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 20 Jun - Sat 10 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 20 mins

Venue

Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham St, Seven Dials WC2H 9LX London, UK · Get Directions
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