Now available on Kindle

Those who attend the somewhat irregular play-reading sessions may remember a Feydeau farce, Amour et piano, which we have read twice: the first was an adaptation by Reggie Oliver, and the second, retitled Heart Strings, was by a hitherto unknown author. As an experiment, the more recent version is now available under the “Tagora” imprint through Amazon as a Kindle e-book. This is not an exhortation to go and buy it. The author is happy to give it away free to Tagora members. And, indeed, the e-book is Continue reading →

Swiss roles

Our neighbours in Basel, the English-speaking theatre group Semi-Circle, are producing an evening of short plays and sketches. The programme includes David Tristram’s Late Entry, a spoof of theatre festivals and the adjudication system. Many of us will remember Tagora’s very enjoyable production of this two-hander, featuring Elena Malagoni and Richard Thayer, a few years ago in Strasbourg and the FEATS festival. Full programme: Continue reading →

Americans in Alsace presents Seussical Jr

Americans in Alsace (AIA) presents its second American Theater Group, (ATG) production,“Seussical Jr.”, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAGTIME). Transporting audiences to the World of Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat tells the story of the inimitable Horton, (of Horton Hears a Who!) who faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, as he fights for the tiny speck that he protects with all his might. This is a Continue reading →

William Valk

Tagora is sad to announce the loss of William Valk, who passed away on Saturday 27 September after a long illness. Will was involved in Tagora from its earliest days. His contributions have marked many productions over the years. His lively presence will be missed not only on stage, but also in the dressing-room, where he maintained a constant good humour – not to mention a stock of theatrical anecdotes to while away the idle moments. Continue reading →

The Pavarottis and the Cobblestones: an evening of singing and music

On the occasion of the 3rd visit to Alsace of the Cobblestones singing group from Dublin their hosts, the Pavarottis singing group, will be holding an evening of singing and music on Thursday 30 October in the restaurant “A l’Alsacien”, 4 rue Paul Muller Simonis, 67000 Strasbourg. The evening will begin at 7.30 pm. The cost of the evening, including a sit-down meal, will be €26 per person. Continue reading →

Blithe Spirit in Darmstadt

The ESOC Theatre Group (attached to the European Space Agency) is producing Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” in November 2014. It’s a comedy, now over 70 years old but still frequently played and recently revived at the top level both on Broadway and in the West End with Angela Lansbury in a leading role. The plot concerns novelist Charles Condomine, who invites a medium, Madam Arcati, to his house, hoping to gather some material for his next book. During the séance, however, the eccentric guest conjures up a spirit Continue reading →