Uncertain times

We announced in June Tagora’s plans to stage the Merchant of Venice towards the end of 2021. However, in these uncertain times it is becoming clear that it is impractical to continue planning for a such a production. Restrictions on gathering together in large groups, and on access to rehearsal spaces, look as if they will continue for some time. As an alternative, we propose to work on a revue inspired by aspects of Shakespearean theatre – past, present or future. The show should, in Continue reading →

Emergency!

Some of you may be aware that, as from the next season, regulations require that all troupes playing in the Cube noir must have on duty an emergency first responder (équipier de 1re intervention). Each troupe has to nominate two members to undertake training on 9 September (morning) or 11 September (afternoon). If you’d be willing to assume this important role on behalf of Tagora, please let us know. E-mail address at the top of the page.

William Shakespeare’s the Merchant of Venice

Now that the schedule for the 2020/21 activities of Trois 14 at the Cube Noir has been announced, I’m sure that we’re all delighted that Tagora and  12 Angry Men have been given a prime 10 day slot from 5 October 2020. However this means that The Merchant’s allocated performance dates for June 2021 have now been held over . Thus, I propose to submit a request to the Trois 14 Committee for a slot from Monday 29 November to Tuesday 7 December 2021. This would give three days Continue reading →

It’s theatre, Jim, but not as we know it

First we stopped shaking hands, then we made alternative arrangements for rehearsals, then … bang! lockdown. We do things otherwise. As you can see from the photo, the angry men have lost none of their anger and are venting it, regularly, once a week, via Zoom. It’s not the same as a physical rehearsal, but it’s well worth doing. It’s an opportunity to get deeper into the text and the characters. None of us knows when we’re going to be able to get it into Continue reading →

Theatre Season 2020/2021

Dear Tagorans – the time has come to think about what play(s) or other activities we want to put on in the next theatre season – from September 2020 to June 2021. So put your thinking caps on!  To meet the deadline for submissions for a slot in the Cube Noir, please communicate to the Committee any proposals for a play to be performed in the Cube Noir by 6 January.   Other proposals and ideas are not subject to the same deadline, but it Continue reading →