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europe

A BITE:07/Dundee Rep Theatre co-production

in association with TRANSPORT

 

Performed at Dundee Rep. Theatre and Barbican Pit Theatre 2008

 

by David Greig

Directed by Douglas Rintoul

Designed by Colin Richmond

Lighting Design by Ian Scott

Sound Design by Emma Laxton

Projection Mick McNicholas

 

Cast: Robert Paterson, Cameron Mowat, Samantha Young, Joseph Kennedy, Hannes Flaschberger, Michelle Bonnard, Graeme Rooney and Chris Ryman.

 

Old and new Europeans collide at a time of great change in this poetic and comic tale of love, loss and longing.

 

The play is set in a small Eastern European border town once famous for making soup, electricity and checking passports. International Express Trains thunder through the station, carrying different people from worlds apart.

 

Deeply compelling, Europe confronts the bleaker meanings of nationhood, identity and globalisation. Is there no stopping this powerful train in its tracks?

‘Strikingly poetic… Director Douglas Rintoul and designer Colin Richmond have put together a slick, sleek production.’

****The Evening Standard

 

‘A compelling watch.’ 

The Stage

 

**** Metro

**** Financial times

 

‘A memorable storm of political drama, comment and warning, not to be ignored.’ 

**** The Scotsman

 

‘This is darkly witty writing. It makes you laugh, but right behind the humour comes a powerfully emotional and political undertow.’

Sunday Herald

 

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