Véronique Zentz directs two plays by Terence Rattigan. 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 Continue reading →
… 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 →
Tagora members and friends interested in getting involved in audiovisual productions under the aegis of Tagora are invited to a short meeting to talk about possibilities. The Amicale’s Video-Photo Club ceased activity some years ago, and with it the film productions, ranging from coverage of Amicale events to original creations. Tagora is now testing the water to see whether there is sufficient interest to relaunch the idea, but this time with stronger links – if only administrative – to Tagora and its English-language drama activities. Continue reading →
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 →
On Saturday 24 March 2018 at Le Chalet, Kurgarten, 40 rue d’Orbey, 67100 Strasbourg (turn in at the sign of the bicycle). Doors open at 19:30, tickets €10 (entry and tartes flambées à volonté, drinks to be paid for). Music by some familiar faces who now call themselves The Other Guys. To book, just send a text message to 0671841532, add a comment to this post, or contact one of the blokes in the picture (click on headline), but hurry, entries are limited!
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 →