Fri 12th Jul 2019, 8:00pm

Re:Creating Europe

The Lowry, Salford

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What is Europe? Is it a continent or a culture, a bygone dream or a thriving reality – or all of the above?

In a year when a deeply divided Britain is set to leave the EU, Re:Creating Europe explores the continent through the speeches and texts that have shaped, traced and defined its history.

Created by De Balie and ITA, directed by Ivo van Hove and performed by the ITA ensemble alongside some very special guest performers, Re:Creating Europe uses the words of artists, thinkers and political leaders – from Shakespeare to Goethe, Churchill to Obama – to evoke the very notion of Europe, forcing us to reflect on what it is, what it was and what it could become.