Two Bennetts to rub together

Julie Walters

Julie Walters in the 1982 BBC production of Alan Bennett’s “Say Something Happened”.

Our next play reading will feature short plays from Alan Bennett. Tagora members and friends are most welcome to come and read or just listen.

Follow the link under Coming soon on the right for time and venue. Continue reading


A comedy of manners – without the manners

“God of Carnage” by Yasmina RezaWhat happens when two set of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children?

A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?

Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse … much worse.

A reading, just for fun, of Yasmina Reza’s play, God of Carnage. Thursday 27 February at 18.30. See here for more details.


News from Trois 14

Trois 14 logoTrois 14 is an association of amateur theatre groups in Strasbourg – including Tagora. Trois 14 oversees the use of the Cube noir theatre and runs the annual Théâtralis theatre festival.

It also organises workshops and training sessions. In 2014 it is offering participation in two training courses organised by the Agence culturelle Alsace:

  • La boîte à outils du metteur en scène. Two weekends, 22-23 and 29-30 March 2014. Objective: “Transmettre une « boîte à outils » permettant de cerner de façon concrète les différentes tâches inhérentes au métier de metteur en scène.”
  • Le cœur contemporain en mouvement. Three weekends, 13-14 September, 4-5 October and 25-26 October 2014. Objective: “Travailler la confrontation du travail de cœur au théâtre contemporain.” Continue reading

And what about the FEATS fringe?

Nigel Harvey

You don’t have to over-act to be in the Fringe, but it sometimes helps.

As announced below, Tagora’s entry for FEATS 2014 in Luxembourg is decided and largely cast.

But in addition to the competitive festival, held over four evenings in Luxembourg, there will also be fringe entertainment, for which the invitation is still open.

See the FEATS Web site for more information – and if you feel inspired, make your ideas known. Tagora has never been in the fringe and maybe this year could be the first time.


In for a Penny …

Elena Malagoni as Europa in Tagora’s “La Belle Époque”Tagora’s contribution to FEATS 2014 will be Simon Palmer’s short play, The Virtue of Pretty Penny, or, A Vile Murder Foil’d.

Those who came to our pre-Christmas variety show, La Belle Époque, have already had a chance to enjoy this allegorical verse melodrama, and we are sure it will go down well with the FEATS audience. Continue reading


Get your glad rags on!

Party wearIt’s time to relaunch our activities after the winter break with a Tagora January get-together.

A chance to meet old friends and new, swap memories of the past and plan for the future – and to hear what we have in mind for FEATS, the annual dinner, and beyond.

Come along and share a glass of something refreshing from 19.00 onwards on Thursday 16 January in the Tagora rehearsal room of the Palais de l’Europe.
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