Bertolt Brecht comes to Bischheim

Following Alice in Brexitland, Tagora’s next production will be Brecht in Bisch. The show will include two short plays – The Elephant Calf or The provability of any and every contention and In Search of Justice – as well as some songs and poems all written by Bertolt Brecht and performed in a cabaret style. Performance dates: 12, 13 and 14 April. The Elephant Calf has also been chosen as an entry for FEATS 2019 which will be held at the end of May near Munich. To Continue reading →

Auditions: “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 leading lights must carry the can. Terence Rattigan’s Harlequinade Continue reading →

FEATS in Frankfurt, June 2017

FEATS is the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies. It’s a competitive festival of short plays in English. Tagora is one of the participating groups; but since only twelve of the thirty or so groups in the FEATS community perform each year, we have had to wait our turn recently; our last involvement was in Luxembourg in 2014. However, next year we are invited. The festival takes place in Frankfurt from 2 to 5 June 2017. So we have to select a play before the deadline Continue reading →

“Twelve Angry Men”: change of venue for second audition

The audition for Twelve Angry Men scheduled for 12 October will now take place in the European Court of Human Rights and not the usual rehearsal area in the Palais de l’Europe. New venue: the smaller hearing room in the European Court of Human Rights, known as “the small drum”. Date unchanged: Wednesday 12 October at 18.30. Potential actors, both male and female, are invited to attend. Members and friends interested in being involved in any capacity will be most welcome but the usual security requirements concerning access Continue reading →

Audition postponed: “A Game of Honesty”

Auditions will be held some time in September. Watch this space. Our colleague, Aygen Becquart, proposes to stage her self-penned play A Game of Honesty. With a view to casting it, she will be holding an audition session in the Tagora rehearsal room on Wednesday 29 June at 18.00. The cast of 6 includes: George and Susan, a married couple (mid-40s) Their children: Bertha and Alex (teenagers) Leonard (a waiter, in his 20s) Louise (mid-40s). Please contact Aygen if you intend to come, both so Continue reading →

“The School for Scandal” auditions: change of date

Auditions for the play scheduled to be produced at the Cube noir during the first week of February 2017 will now take place in the rehearsal room on Thursday 16 June at 18.30 and Wednesday 22 June at 18.30. Members and friends interested in being involved in any capacity will be most welcome but the usual security requirements concerning access to the building apply. Please contact Tagora at least three days before the event if you need us to make arrangements.