Top international directors join Theatre Of Europe initiative

Theatre of Europe

Some of the finest theatre producers in Europe are collaborating to break down borders with an international programme planned for UK audiences in 2015/6.

Theatre of Europe, a new UK producing company, has announced the first artists it will be working with on six new productions.

Theatre of Europe was founded last year by artistic director Henriette Morrison, to commission leading theatre directors from the continent to premiere European work with British creatives for a UK audience.

The six projects currently in development, and the artists behind them, are:

Nicolas Stemann (Germany) who has been working at the Lyric Hammersmith with actors Finbar Lynch, Geraldine Alexander, Vinette Robinson and James Musgrave. The Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek, who often works with Stemann, has written a new script about the UK especially for the event.

Stéphane Olry and Sandrine Buring (France), with Neil Bartlett, are developing an English version of their show Ch(ose)/Hic Sunt Leones. Co-production with Print Room.

Athina Kasiou (Cyprus), in collaboration with the visual artist Leandro Erlich, is developing Pirandello’s Six Characters In Search Of An Author

Claudio Cirri and Sara Bonaventura (Italy) are working on a new project with British teenagers.

Tue Biering (Denmark) is developing a site-specific production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House staged in real homes and performed by the inhabitants of each home unrehearsed until the moment of the audience’s arrival.

Radu Afrim (Romania) whose work is currently being performed at the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest

Said Henriette: “On each project our aim is to widen access to the works of outstanding theatre directors from the continent and to internationalise the careers of the creative players involved. “

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