Author Archives: Simon

Wanted: 12 good men and true

On 24-28 June 2020, Tagora will be putting on 12 Angry Men, a stage adaptation of Sydney Lumet’s classic 1957 movie, at the Cube noir. I’m directing it and I’m looking for actors – men. This is not a gender-inclusive production: as the name of the piece implies, it’s about men and about how they behave. A re-telling of the play with a modern, mixed jury could be very good, but that’s not what Reginald Rose wrote. It’s also a play about American men: the 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 →

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!