Live theatre, in English, in Strasbourg

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Summer holiday

Plitvice National Park, CroatiaIn the absence of its main contributor, the Tagora Web site will be going into a sort of summer hibernation (estivation?) for the month of July.

For those who are here, don’t forget Théâtralis on 3 t0 6 July.

Back before too long with news about the cast of Cherry Orchard, rehearsal schedules, improvements in the Cube noir and some other projects to keep us out of mischief.

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Cleese, Idle and company – tickets available

Monty Python opening creditsWe don’t normally sell things through this Web site, but are prepared to make exceptions from time to time …

And this is not a joke, however unusual it may seem. One of our colleagues at the Council of Europe has some tickets going spare for the Monty Python reunion gig in London this summer. He’s selling them at cost price: in the region of £100 a place.

Ten tickets available, spread over three nights (3, 4 and 5 July).

If you’re interested, e-mail montypython@tagora.eu, and your message will reach the seller.

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Next major production

The Cherry OrchardAs many of you may know, our next production will be The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.

We have five performances scheduled at the Cube noir, opening on Sunday 18 January 2015.

A reading of the play will be held on Thursdays 19 and 26 June at 18.30 in the Tagora rehearsal room. For the purposes of the reading it will be divided into two parts.

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Something for the weekend?

… or perhaps the weekend after.

Inédit ThéâtreImprovisation in English

Inédit Théâtre is offering two “impro” shows at the Camionneur, at 21.30 on 30 and 31 May. Why in English? See what they say on their Web site.

festivalpremieresFestival Premières

For this ninth version of the theatre festival devoted to the works of young directors, Le Maillon, the TNS and the Badische Staatstheater in Karlsruhe have come together to produce a four-day programme.

It coincides with the FEATS festival in Luxembourg, which many of us are attending. But if you’re in or around Strasbourg for the Whit weekend, have a look at the programme or at the Web sites of the three theatres.

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Ahoy pirates!

Jolly RogerIf you notice anything untoward on the Tagora site – or if it disappears completely – blame it on the activities of cretinous hackers who are exploiting it for their own ends.

The intruders have managed to set up some unauthorised script that adds an extra “div” (= division – essentially a text-box) to several of our pages. It contains links to a number of pseudo-pharmaceutical products. Here’s the cunning bit: the box can’t be seen because it’s off the page, being situated some 500 pixels above the top of your screen. Continue reading

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Auditions: new production from Americans in Alsace

The Cat in the Hat – without the CatFollowing last year’s successful production of Annie Jr, the theatre group of Americans in Alsace is launching another project for young people.

Seussical Jr is based on the books of Dr Seuss of “Cat in the Hat” fame. It opened on Broadway in 2000 and has since entertained audiences in both North America and Europe, including a run in London’s West End in 2012.

Performances are scheduled for October 2014.

More information on the new American Theater Group Web site.