23&24 Aug | 9.30-11PM - 24&27 Aug | 5.30-7PM - 25 Aug | 4.30-6PM
St John's Church | £12 (£10)
Quo vadis Europa? Inspired by the events of the European crisis of the last few years, Hotel Europa brings together a European cast to tell the story of government-imposed austerity and an unreformed banking sector across Europe. Exploring the historical foundations of the current crisis, the piece invites the audience to ask themselves how we can challenge a neo-liberal ideology whilst living inside a society based on these principles. Through forum theatre the cast stages the question: 'What would a different future for Europe look like?'
The TOgether Project is a partnership between experienced practitioners of Theatre of the Oppressed from Germany (KURINGA), Croatia (INK & Pula-Forum Festival), Portugal (GTO LX), Scotland (Active Inquiry), Spain (Pallapupas), Italy (Krila TDO) and France (Pas a Passo). The Theatre of the Oppressed is a method developed by Brazilian theatre director Augusto Boal over 40 years. This theatre method has been practiced in many countries all over the world in different contexts for exposing and fighting oppression and injustice. Forum Theatre is the most well known technique of Theatre of the Oppressed, which aims to blur the lines between actors and audience for promoting dialogue, sharing and building knowledge and for the transformation of society.