Full casting has been announced for the first production in Michael Longhurst’s tenure as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse: David Greig’s Europe. Directed by Longhurst, the play is set at a train station in a dilapidated Eastern Europe town as a train approached carrying a number of passengers including a dishonest businessman, and two refugees seeking shelter. This new Donmar production comes 25 years after the play was first performed at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1994. It was most recently revived in Leeds at West Yorkshire Playhouse last summer.
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... Read more