Author Archives: David

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 →

“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 →