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Europe After The Rain

25 May - 9 Jun
  • Approx 1hr 30mins, no interval
  • £16, £9.50 preview performances on 25 & 26 May
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
Europe after the rain image of man in suit and bowler hat holding an umbrella in the desert
"A highly promising satirical dystopian debut play"
— The Stage

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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Mercury Studio Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury 98-seater Studio Theatre, with nearby parking at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Cast
James Alexandrou
James Alexandrou
Will
Simon Haines
Simon Haines
Max
Natasha Kafka
Natasha Kafka
Marta
Anna Koval
Anna Koval
Yana
Creatives
Oliver Bennett
Oliver Bennett
Writer
Cara Nolan
Cara Nolan
Director
Brooke Parratt
Brooke Parratt
Assistant Director
Amelia Jane Hankin
Amelia Jane Hankin
Designer
Kiaran Kesby
Kiaran Kesby
Lighting Designer
Nuno Santos
Nuno Santos
Sound Designer
Fight Director
Fight Director
Craig Hamblyn
"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
"This thought provoking and entertaining new play is worth catching!"
— British Theatre
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