Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Lyric Theatre Belfast, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff and The RSA present 'The United Kingdom and Europe: Nations on the World Stage' a symposium introduced by Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England.
As a partnership of leading theatres in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales embarks on an epic cycle of new play commissions which will explore Britain’s changing relationship with Europe, this panel discussion asks "How should theatre respond to and reflect the changing role of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Europe over the next decade?”
Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Mark Lawson, the panel brings together a diverse range of leading playwrights from across the British Isles to offer their perspective.
Following the panel discussion, this programme will be launched by James Dacre (Artistic Director of Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatres) and David Greig (Artistic Director of Edinburgh's The Lyceum) on behalf of the four partner theatres. By bringing together a diverse group of emerging and established artists, thinkers and practitioners from across Europe, this cycle aims to create a body of original theatrical productions that offer a unique insight into our nation’s past and present while imagining the possibilities for its future.