Alice in Brexitland

Tagora’s next major production is Alice in Brexitland To be produced at the Cube noir from 31 January to 5 February 2019. This is an original play with music which has been created by a small team of Tagora’s own writers and musicians. It will be directed by Louise Palmer. Readings of the play will take place in the Tagora rehearsal room in the Palais de l’Europe on Wednesday 20 June at 18.30 and Tuesday 26 June at 18.30 Followed by a casted reading on Continue reading →

Rattigan double-bill: tickets now on sale

Véronique Zentz directs two plays by Terence Rattigan. Harlequinade Romeo is wrinkly and rheumatic; Juliet dissimulates her fading charms thanks to an understanding stage-manager and a lighting tech well versed in the use of shadow. Who has not dreamed of playing the ingenue for ever? The stage itself is a theatre of illusion. But when, just hours before curtain-up, reality begins to take over where illusion left off, the world turns upside-down. Revelations and confrontations strain the precarious balance of this theatre company whose ageing Continue reading →

Coming up …

… our major production, a Terence Rattigan double-bill, at the end of May. And if you are looking for some theatrical entertainment before then, keep your eye on our “Asides” programme, featuring works by Ionesco, Ayckbourn and N.F. Simpson. Continue reading →

Lights, camera, action!

Tagora members and friends interested in getting involved in audiovisual productions under the aegis of Tagora are invited to a short meeting to talk about possibilities. The Amicale’s Video-Photo Club ceased activity some years ago, and with it the film productions, ranging from coverage of Amicale events to original creations. Tagora is now testing the water to see whether there is sufficient interest to relaunch the idea, but this time with stronger links – if only administrative – to Tagora and its English-language drama activities. Continue reading →

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 →