After Ayckbourn

Tagora continues its series of online readings Following King Charles III and A Chorus of Disapproval, Tagora’s next on-line reading will be on Sunday 10 April, and will be The Dog It Was that Died by Tom Stoppard, presented by Simon Palmer. Simon has provided the following introduction: A spy attempts suicide but succeeds only in hurting himself and inadvertently killing a dog. This is an accident which is eloquent about the futility of espionage, of conflict, of existence even. One should never forget that 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 →

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 →

“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 →

Meet the author: Rich Orloff

Peace Productions will be staging Nothing Serious by Rich Orloff on 22 and 23 April, under the direction of Mike Mecek. The author is coming to Strasbourg to see the production, and, thanks to Peace Productions and the American Theater Workshop, Tagora members and friends have an opportunity to meet him and exchange ideas. Rich has been writing plays professionally for 30 years. His Web site describes him as “one of the most popular unknown playwrights” in the United States. If you’ve always wanted to ask a playwright questions Continue reading →