Return of the Nightmare

Those who missed our production of The Actor’s Nightmare a short time ago in the Camionneur have a second chance to see it, and this time for free! It’s being staged as part of the “fringe” of the Théâtralis festival in the Laiterie complex in Strasbourg. So come along at five o’clock on Saturday 4 July for a short play and a good laugh. To give you an idea, photos of the Camionneur production are now online here. Théâtralis is Strasbourg’s annual amateur theatre festival. If Continue reading →

Summer comedy from Tagora

On 13 and 14 June Tagora returns to the Camionneur with two comedies. The main attraction is The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Accountant George finds himself inexplicably on stage, where he is assumed to be the stand-in for the leading man. Under protest, he is nonetheless obliged to take part in a play he doesn’t know the name of, with a cast not all in the same play! Coward, Shakespeare, Beckett … George tries to keep his head above water but soon his neck is Continue reading →

Play reading: “The Hostage”, by Brendan Behan

Wednesday 3 June, 18.30, Palais de l’Europe. Set in Dublin in the mid 1950s, this tragi-comic play packed with songs and dances was first produced as a three-act play by Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop in April 1959 at the Théâtre des Nations, Paris. Join us in the Tagora Room next Wednesday for a reading of selected scenes. All are welcome, to read a part or to listen. You don’t have to be a member of Tagora in any formal sense. But for security reasons we do Continue reading →

Theatre club at the European Court of Human Rights

Tagora members and others are invited to the new theatre club launched by a number of colleagues, including Tagora regular Julia Laffranque. Here’s what they say. On 28 May a new club will be launched at the Court: The theatre club. This club, which is born out of initiative of judge Julia Laffranque and the enthusiasm of some lawyers, is targeted to members of the Court: judges, assistants, lawyers and trainees who are passionate about theatre. Also members of Tagora (Council of Europe English speaking Continue reading →

Forthcoming readings

During the next few months we shall be reading some big-cast plays, particularly The Crucible, on 20 May – where the presence of young women (aged 14 and upwards) would be most welcome – The Hostage on Wednesday 3 June, and in the autumn The Caucasian Chalk Circle, plus an 18th century comedy of manners, She Stoops to Conquer . Continue reading →

Quiz time again!

Quiz fans have two to look forward to in the near future. In addition to the one that takes place at the Tagora annual dinner, Tagora members might also like to know about one organised by the English-Speaking Community in Alsace. Here’s the invitation: Continue reading →