Free concert in the Palais de l’Europe

The Council of Europe Amicale is organising a charity concert for the benefit of victims of the recent floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Serbia. Several members of Tagora are bringing their talent to the occasion, among them Andy, Doris, Isabelle, Marise and Simon. It’s on Friday 21 November. Admission is free, but there will be a collection. If you want to come along for what promises to be an enjoyable evening in support of a good cause, sign up now on the Amicale’s Web Continue reading →

Now available on Kindle

Those who attend the somewhat irregular play-reading sessions may remember a Feydeau farce, Amour et piano, which we have read twice: the first was an adaptation by Reggie Oliver, and the second, retitled Heart Strings, was by a hitherto unknown author. As an experiment, the more recent version is now available under the “Tagora” imprint through Amazon as a Kindle e-book. This is not an exhortation to go and buy it. The author is happy to give it away free to Tagora members. And, indeed, the e-book is Continue reading →

Swiss roles

Our neighbours in Basel, the English-speaking theatre group Semi-Circle, are producing an evening of short plays and sketches. The programme includes David Tristram’s Late Entry, a spoof of theatre festivals and the adjudication system. Many of us will remember Tagora’s very enjoyable production of this two-hander, featuring Elena Malagoni and Richard Thayer, a few years ago in Strasbourg and the FEATS festival. Full programme: Continue reading →

Americans in Alsace presents Seussical Jr

Americans in Alsace (AIA) presents its second American Theater Group, (ATG) production,“Seussical Jr.”, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, RAGTIME). Transporting audiences to the World of Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat tells the story of the inimitable Horton, (of Horton Hears a Who!) who faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, as he fights for the tiny speck that he protects with all his might. This is a Continue reading →

William Valk

Tagora is sad to announce the loss of William Valk, who passed away on Saturday 27 September after a long illness. Will was involved in Tagora from its earliest days. His contributions have marked many productions over the years. His lively presence will be missed not only on stage, but also in the dressing-room, where he maintained a constant good humour – not to mention a stock of theatrical anecdotes to while away the idle moments. Continue reading →