Entertaining Mr Sloan – Joe Orton

Tagora’s first “Asides” play-reading in 2018 will be held on Wednesday 21 March at 18:00 in the rehearsal room. The play is Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton. The reading is organised by Martyn Symons. The play opened at the New Arts Theatre, London, on 6 May 1964. Reviews were mixed, as the play caused outrage in certain circles. However, it was voted joint “best New Play” later that year and was subsequently performed world-wide and made into a film. Martyn has prepared the following summary: Continue reading →

Rock music and tartes flambées: who could ask for more?

On Saturday 24 March 2018 at Le Chalet, Kurgarten, 40 rue d’Orbey, 67100 Strasbourg (turn in at the sign of the bicycle). Doors open at 19:30, tickets €10 (entry and tartes flambées à volonté, drinks to be paid for). Music by some familiar faces who now call themselves The Other Guys. To book, just send a text message to 0671841532, add a comment to this post, or contact one of the blokes in the picture (click on headline), but hurry, entries are limited!

“Asides”: a new occasional activity

Shh! Don’t tell everyone, but we’re starting a series of evening activities, including play-readings, workshops and theatrical discussions. The first is on 28 February, when Julia Whitham and David Crowe will be presenting Tony Harrison’s poem, V. Other events appear in the “What’s on” listing on the homepage; but the programme is still evolving, so keep your eye on the website for future happenings. Regulars, please note that we are starting at 18.00, a little earlier than usual. Newcomers are very welcome, but should be Continue reading →

“Grandfather”: a play by Maimu Berg

Court in the Act and Tagora present Grandfather A play by Maimu Berg marking the centenary of the Republic of Estonia directed by David Adamson Thursday, 8 February 2018, at 13.00 in the small drum of the European Court of Human Rights Grandfather (“Vanaisa”) is a play written by the distinguished Estonian author Maimu Berg to celebrate the centenary of the Republic of Estonia, and created especially for Court in the Act (the theatre club of the European Court of Human Rights) and Tagora. The Continue reading →

Looking for extras

The Trois 14 collective has circulated a notice from the Théâtre national de Strasbourg (TNS) saying they are looking for three extras, all men over 60, for a public performance in March. The production is entitled Nova – oratorio. Performances are on 12 and 13 March, with rehearsals earlier the same month. More information in the application form. If you apply, please mention that you heard about it from Trois 14.