EuropeSkewering the clichés we hold dear about Europe, about Australia and about love, Michael Gow’s 1987 comedy Europe returns to the Sydney stage after a long absence.

When Douglas meets Barbara, a European actress touring Australia, he is stung by the romance of their fling – like the heroes of the oldest love stories. He pursues her by flying to Europe in a 10,000-mile leap of faith, but Barbara is wary of this naïve Australian fan-boy and she has love problems of her own.

Europe will transport the audience to an old world of young love and romance where over 24 hours, Barbara and Douglas will argue and flirt across an unnamed city.

Presented by Slip of the Tongue and directed by James Beach, Europe will star Pippa Grandison as Barbara and Andrew Henry as Douglas. Pippa is well known for her starring roles on both stage and screen including Wicked, Mary Poppins, and TV’s Underbelly: Razor; whilst Andrew has recently starred in Frankenstein, Reasons To Be Pretty and was nominated for a 2013 Sydney Theatre Award for All My Sons.

“The funny ways that people from different worlds provoke and excite each other seem just about as timeless as falling in love,’ says director James Beach.

“It’s exciting to be tackling all of that with two incredibly fine actors, a great team, and through Michael Gow’s lean, insightful and charming play. We’re all thrilled to be bringing this gem back to the Sydney stage!”

Director: James Beach Cast: Pippa Grandison, Andrew Henry  Designer: Andrea Espinoza  Lighting Designer: Benjamin Brockman  Production Manager: Mikey Hamilton  Dialect Coach: Gabrielle Rogers  Stage Manager: Isabella Kerdijk  Operator: Alex Torney

Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road and Cleveland Strett, Chippendale
Season: 10 – 27 September 2014
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Image: Pippa Grandison and Andrew Henry  – photo by Kurt Sneddon, Blueprint Studios