Europe After The Rain

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Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Fri 25 May 2018
Sat 9 June 2018
Price:
£16, £9.50 preview performances on 25 & 26 May
Venue:
Mercury Studio Theatre

Made in Colchester production

Imagine. The USA has pulled out of NATO and refugees from the Ukraine are flocking into Western Europe; while, on a ‘fake beach’ somewhere in Middle England, Will, Max, Yana and Marta are gathered to find out whether the unfolding general election is really going to put a populist party into power and change their lives forever.

Europe After The Rain is a highly theatrical and hugely funny exploration of what waking up in a post-EU Britain might feel like. Winner of the Mercury Playwriting Prize 2017, Oliver Bennett’s first full-length play is a comedy about immigration, globalisation, love and loss.

A new play by Oliver Bennett
Directed by Cara Nolan

Photography by Robert Day

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It’s not often a politically charged work of this type can feel so fluid and familiar and uninvasive to watch

Spy In The Stalls

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This thought provoking and entertaining new play is worth catching!

British Theatre

★★★★★

Oliver Bennett

Writer

★★★★★

Cara Nolan

Director

★★★★★

Brooke Parratt

Assistant Director

★★★★★

Amelia Jane Hankin

Designer

★★★★★

Kiaran Kesby

Lighting Designer

★★★★★

Nuno Santos

Sound Designer

★★★★★

Fight Director

Craig Hamblyn

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