Europa - Our First Migrant

By Salvatore Cabras and Maggie Rose

Highlands and Islands Tour

22nd August – 14th September 2013



Europa, a beautiful Phoenician princess, is abducted by Zeus, disguised as a bull, who takes her on a perilous journey over the Mediterranean to Crete.

A new play and exhibition will link Mediterranean and Celtic folklore and trace the imagery of Europa and the Bull from classical frescoes and mosaics to painters like Titian and Picasso or even the branding of fast cars and energy drinks. This poetic retelling of the ancient myth reveals how the frequent tensions between Eastern sophistication and Western vitality engender a vibrant European identity.

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A celebration of island culture


Far from the traditional mainland perception of remote isolation, European islands have in many cases driven the advancement of civilisation from as far afield as the Aegean or the Hebrides. This international collaboration will celebrate diverse cultural links, such as the powerful image of the bull, and the shared experiences of island communities. The ancient story of Europa encapsulates a refreshingly modern European perspective which will be reflected in all elements of the project.

Audiences will be invited to take part in an

informal post-show discussion.


Suitable for 12+

The show will be supported by workshops either in a community setting or for schools to support Curriculum for Excellence. The creative process and associated research materials will be documented and made available as an on-line resource.


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Tour Schedule                                                                    Box Office

Friday 23rd August - 5.00pm

Edinburgh Fringe – Italian Cultural Institute                            0131 668 2232

Saturday 24th August - 5.00pm

Edinburgh Fringe – Italian Cultural Institute                            0131 668 2232

Tuesday 27th August - 7.30pm

Orkney – Kirkwall - King Street Halls                                      01856 872 239

Wednesday 28th August - 7.30pm

Orkney – Hoy - Gable End Theatre                                        01856 701 300

Friday 30th August - 7.30pm

Shetland – Lerwick - Garrison Theatre                                   01595 745 555

Saturday 31st August - 7.30pm

Shetland – Walls – Public Hall                                                01595 743 555

Tuesday 3rd September


Wednesday 4th September - 7.30pm

Drumnadrochit - Abriachan Hall (TBC)                                   01463 861 363

Thursday 5th September - 7.30pm

Lewis - Stornoway - An Lanntair                                             01851 703 307

Friday 6th September - 7.30pm

Harris - Leverburgh Hall                                                          01859 520 746

Saturday 7th September - 7.30pm

North Uist - Carinish Hall                                                         01851 708 480

Monday 9th September


Tuesday 10th September - 7.30pm

Mallaig - Community Hall                                                        01687 462 648

Wednesday 11th September - 8.00pm

Mull - Bunessan Hall                                                               01688 302 673

Thursday 12th September - 7.30pm

Oban - Venue TBC                                                                 01631 567 978

Friday 13th September - 7.30pm

Dunoon - Burgh Hall                                                               01369 703 302

Saturday 14th September - 7.30pm

Giffnock – Eastwood Park Theatre                                         0141 557 4970