No matter how good Michael Longhurst’s production of David Greig’s play Europe – the new artistic director’s first production at the helm of the Donmar Warehouse – is, I can’t help but imagine how depressing it must be for those who saw the play when it was first staged over 20 years ago. There’s a depressing familiarity to the hatred shown in Greig’s nameless border town, which we first experience through its train station. Two weary travellers have found themselves... Read more
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.