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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.

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 →

New from the English Theatre Group

Or new-ish. Well, nearly new, anyway. Oh, OK, perhaps not very new, but still funny. And certainly – as the title suggests – nonsensical. Our friend and colleague Martin Wright, together with Strasbourg University’s English Theatre Group, presents a comedy entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 16-18 and 23-25 March. Full schedule in the poster: click to download it as a PDF file.

Bring on the subs

It’s time to blow the cobwebs out of your wallets and purses and pay your Amicale subscription. Tagora functions as a section of the Council of Europe’s staff association, the Amicale. All active Tagorans (participants and helpers in our productions) should become members and pay the subscription of €20, which is now due. In addition to events organised by the Amicale and its different sections, the benefits of being a member include a certain number of commercial offers; and the Amicale carries an insurance policy Continue reading →

The End of the Beginning

Rehearsals for Oh, What a Lovely War! are taking a short break, which gives us the opportunity to schedule another play reading. Sean O’Casey’s The End of the Beginning, written in 1937, tells of a couple who swap places in order to resolve an argument about whether men’s or women’s work is more difficult. 18.30, Tuesday 28 February, Tagora rehearsal room. All welcome. Photo: Sean O’Casey, pictured in 1924 Background reading from The Guardian

Transfer of registered users to new Web site

The user database has successfully been transferred from the old Web site to the new, meaning we shall be able to continue sending out our occasional “what’s on” notices. However, it has not been possible to recover the passwords, since those are hidden even from site administrators. Everyone, therefore, has been re-registered with an automatically generated password that bears no resemblance to the one they had chosen (nor, indeed, to any known language). It would have been possible to send out these passwords on an Continue reading →