Reading/audition: “Art” by Yasmina Reza

Three friends in a debate about good taste in art and life. Yasmina Reza’s play (in English translation) will be produced by Tagora in December this year. Casting is now in progress, and the director, Pelin Iscan, is looking for actors. The cast consists of three men, so as far as stage roles are concerned the ladies are out of luck this time round – although there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in other ways. Come along and help Pelin choose her Continue reading →

Sorry, wrong number

For a reason beyond our control, the phone number printed in the Cube noir programme for Oh, What a Lovely War! bookings – and reproduced in the “Strasbourg … Sooo British” programme and maybe elsewhere – is wrong. Not just by one digit: it’s a completely wrong number, and we can only apologise to those who are inconvenienced. Advance bookings are available only through this Web site. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door; if we sell out, we shall announce it here. Click Continue reading →

Sundry facts about “Oh, What a Lovely War!”

The show has its origins in a BBC radio programme from the early 1960s. The Theatre Royal in Stratford East, where Oh, What a Lovely War! was first staged, will host Nigeria’s Olympic House during the 2012 games. The cast of the New York stage version included Barbara Windsor, now known to millions as one of the regulars of the TV soap EastEnders. Lord Kitchener, whose pointing figure appears in the famous recruiting poster (left), was appointed Secretary of State for War at the outbreak Continue reading →