Runtime: 1h 20m
One Friday last summer, Ivo van Hove directed his considerable intelligence and curiosity to the continent that had caused such discussion and debate from Land’s End to John O’Groats. With Adjoa Andoh, Christopher Eccleston, Lemn Sissay, Juliet Stevenson and Michael Morpurgo joining Van Hove’s Internationaal Theater Amsterdam on stage at The Lowry in Salford, MIF19’s Re:Creating Europe was a thoughtful and thought-provoking survey of Europe’s past, present and future – and we’re delighted to be streaming the production online this Friday, complete with an introduction especially recorded for this online presentation by Michael Morpurgo. Re:Creating Europe explores our continent through the words that have shaped, traced and defined its history. Is Europe a continent or a culture, a bygone dream or a thriving reality, or all of the above? Weaving a multi-layered tapestry of words from artists, thinkers and politicians – Shakespeare to Goethe, Churchill to Obama – it invites us to consider what it is, what it was and what it could become. Join us online this Friday and explore Europe with us – no passport required.