“Yeats remembered”: a concert of Irish music

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), come enjoy an evening of Irish music, songs and poetry with musicians Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly brought to you by the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe and the English Speaking Community Alsace. Matt and Jackie are the best fiddle and accordion players in Ireland. They have performed around the world individually and with groups, and have set the standard for Irish traditional music. There will also be a Continue reading →

Reading/audition: “The Lover” by Harold Pinter

Sarah and Richard, the couple in The Lover, have reached a strange point in their relationship. Sarah has become accustomed to talking about her lover – who supposedly visits her in the afternoon – to Richard, who does not object to this arrangement. We soon realise that these afternoon visits are part of an extending fantasy world which has become the fabric of the relationship between Richard and Sarah. A reading of The Lover, a one-act play, organised by David Adamson, will be held in the Tagora Continue reading →

Remembering Maggie

Tagora members are sad to hear of the death of Maggie Paterson, who was very active within the group until she left France in 2002. Paula Hinchy writes with her memories of Maggie. One day back way back in 1988 Maggie and I saw a notice in the Council looking for actors for a play which was going to be directed by Vincent Nash. That was the play Our Town, and that was in the days before Tagora even existed. She had a lead role Continue reading →

ESC retro party

The English-Speaking Community Alsace is organising a party at the Camionneur on 18 September, and the invitation is extended to all Tagora members and friends. Contact Martyn for more information, or see the ESC Web site.

Return of the Nightmare

Those who missed our production of The Actor’s Nightmare a short time ago in the Camionneur have a second chance to see it, and this time for free! It’s being staged as part of the “fringe” of the Théâtralis festival in the Laiterie complex in Strasbourg. So come along at five o’clock on Saturday 4 July for a short play and a good laugh. To give you an idea, photos of the Camionneur production are now online here. Théâtralis is Strasbourg’s annual amateur theatre festival. If Continue reading →

Summer comedy from Tagora

On 13 and 14 June Tagora returns to the Camionneur with two comedies. The main attraction is The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Accountant George finds himself inexplicably on stage, where he is assumed to be the stand-in for the leading man. Under protest, he is nonetheless obliged to take part in a play he doesn’t know the name of, with a cast not all in the same play! Coward, Shakespeare, Beckett … George tries to keep his head above water but soon his neck is Continue reading →