Update: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee

Subject to satisfactory casting, we propose to produce Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in March/April 2016. Monday’s reading took us to the end of Act 1. Our director would like to continue with Act 2 on Wednesday 2 December. Anyone is welcome to come along, especially those who were at the reading of Act 1 and would like to know what happens next. However, the main aim will be to provide an opportunity to test potential candidates in the roles that the director is Continue reading →

Workshop at TAPS in December

En décembre, le TAPS propose un stage de jeu avec le metteur en scène Alain Batis (Cie La Mandarine Blanche) sur le théâtre et les écrits de Maurice Maeterlinck. « La beauté de la langue de Maurice Maeterlinck émane de sa simplicité. Sa puissance d’évocation, son architecture musicale, sa dimension poétique, ses mystères traversent les temps et lui confèrent ainsi une modernité perpétuelle. Ce stage sera l’occasion d’aller à la rencontre de l’œuvre de ce grand auteur belge, chef de file du mouvement symboliste, qui reçut Continue reading →

Lost and found

A jacket has been found at the venue of last week’s reading. It is an Ivo Nikkolo, women’s black jacket with a velvet collar and a subtle bit of ruffle on one side. Something like the one illustrated. If you’d like to lay claim to it, please contact Tagora.

“Yeats remembered”: a concert of Irish music

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), come enjoy an evening of Irish music, songs and poetry with musicians Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly brought to you by the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe and the English Speaking Community Alsace. Matt and Jackie are the best fiddle and accordion players in Ireland. They have performed around the world individually and with groups, and have set the standard for Irish traditional music. There will also be a Continue reading →

Reading/audition: “The Lover” by Harold Pinter

Sarah and Richard, the couple in The Lover, have reached a strange point in their relationship. Sarah has become accustomed to talking about her lover – who supposedly visits her in the afternoon – to Richard, who does not object to this arrangement. We soon realise that these afternoon visits are part of an extending fantasy world which has become the fabric of the relationship between Richard and Sarah. A reading of The Lover, a one-act play, organised by David Adamson, will be held in the Tagora Continue reading →

Remembering Maggie

Tagora members are sad to hear of the death of Maggie Paterson, who was very active within the group until she left France in 2002. Paula Hinchy writes with her memories of Maggie. One day back way back in 1988 Maggie and I saw a notice in the Council looking for actors for a play which was going to be directed by Vincent Nash. That was the play Our Town, and that was in the days before Tagora even existed. She had a lead role Continue reading →