Author Archives: David

Calling all actors

Just starting rehearsals for a new production? Why not benefit from Tagora’s latest workshop, to be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June? Entitled “Approaching a Role”, it will offer guidance in the development and portrayal of character as well as associated technical skills such as voice work and movement. The workshops will be divided into two groups of no more than 12 participants and consist of two sessions of two and half hours each – a total of five hours. Continue reading →

Fête de l’Europe

From 1 to 31 May the Lieu d’Europe is celebrating the continent with the Fête de l’Europe. Among the events scheduled is “L’Europe en musique”, which will take place on Sunday 22 May from midday to 18:00. Anouk Brocard, who is responsible for cultural projects in the city of Strasbourg, has invited Tagora to participate. It will be a family-friendly event which includes a picnic and the participation not only of Tagora but of several local music schools. We shall be repeating the short scenes Continue reading →

Barking off

In view of the number of absences over the Easter break we have decided to call off the auditions for The Dog It Was That Died planned for Thursday 14 April. If you’re interested in taking part, please contact Tagora without delay!

Future productions

This year we’ve been allocated two slots in the Trois 14 season, one in the last week of October and one in the second week of March 2023. Our autumn show will consist of two one act plays. The first, She Was Wearing, to be directed by Julia Whitham, consists of seven monologues written by a collection of Irish writers. The second is a short spy thriller, The Dog It Was That Died, written by Tom Stoppard and directed by Simon Palmer. This play is Continue reading →

JoeBlackRyder and Andrea Kirchhofer au Tribunal

Dubliner JoeBlackRyder is a well-known and highly regarded Irish musician, singer, songwriter, composer and performer of new and traditional Irish and modern folk songs. Joe’s songs have been covered by many artists including Grace Petrie. Joe is touring Switzerland and France in April 2022 at the invitation of his Swiss musical friends Zugluft and their Irish/French pals. JoeBlackRyder has blended the indigenous music of Ireland with an extensive catalogue of original compositions and world music spanning many musical genres and tastes. Joe has appeared on Continue reading →

After Ayckbourn

Tagora continues its series of online readings Following King Charles III and A Chorus of Disapproval, Tagora’s next on-line reading will be on Sunday 10 April, and will be The Dog It Was that Died by Tom Stoppard, presented by Simon Palmer. Simon has provided the following introduction: A spy attempts suicide but succeeds only in hurting himself and inadvertently killing a dog. This is an accident which is eloquent about the futility of espionage, of conflict, of existence even. One should never forget that Continue reading →