Dear Europe

Breakups can be messy.

We can feel confused, strange, angry, elated, upset. But we don’t have to deal with it alone.

Dear Europe brings together and challenges some of Scotland’s most adventurous theatre makers to explore their relationship with Europe. National Theatre of Scotland invites you to join the party, the wake, the last blowout to mark the UK’s exit from the European Union. Powerful, loud, proud and profound responses will mark the end of an era.

One Night, Six Artists

Six artists will work to create five performances in response to their feelings around our relationship with Europe and the different countries within it.

Adura Onashile and Nima Séne will take found footage and archive film to create a piece inspired by the civil rights “red experience” in Soviet-era Poland, reflecting on contemporary experiences of people of colour in present day Poland and the Polish community in Scotland.

Angus Farquhar’s Cultural Capital will see him writing to the heads of every European Member State asking to be fully legally adopted as a new citizen; not on the basis of wealth, but what can be offered through long term artistic exchange with Scotland

Alan McKendrick takes inspiration from German artist Jules Buchholtz to develop his project: a science-fictional jailbreak musical following the theatrical-fictional band Cadaver Police as they become the first international export out of a blockaded country after decades of total embargo.

Inspired by Latvia, Leonie Rae Gasson will present an audio piece, for a blindfolded audience, exploring the fetishization of Europe, the promise and oppression, and the queer lives within it.

Focusing on Ireland’s unique relationship with the UK, and the role the Irish border has played in the current debate, Nic Green will present a performance reimagining the customs of boundaries and lines.

Come together at SWG3 as music and performances play us out of our old relationship with the European Union and into the new one.


Curated by Jackie Wylie and Stewart Laing.

A National Theatre of Scotland production in association with SWG3.

Running Time:

240 minutes

Accessible performances available:

  • Audio Described

  • Touch Tour

  • BSL British Sign Language Performance

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Fri 29 Mar 2019 7:00 pm
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