The first instalment of Pravda, which we read on 21 March, proved very popular. So much so that we’ve decided to continue it at our next session on 18 April. At the end of part 1, Lambert Le Roux, South African entrepreneur hitherto specialising in sports goods, has acquired two British newspapers, the Leicester Bystander and the the Victory. His first move is to sack all the staff and put in place new journalists and editors whose view of the world is more in line Continue reading →
… but for the moment, Covid oblige, it will be online. Tagora’s annual general meeting will take place on Sunday 22 November at 11.00. It’s a chance to review past activities and to look forward to the future. And also to elect the new committee (for which nominations are invited). The meeting will be held by Zoom. You will need a computer or a telephone. A camera is useful, but not essential. If you want to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the meeting. Continue reading →
We announced in June Tagora’s plans to stage the Merchant of Venice towards the end of 2021. However, in these uncertain times it is becoming clear that it is impractical to continue planning for a such a production. Restrictions on gathering together in large groups, and on access to rehearsal spaces, look as if they will continue for some time. As an alternative, we propose to work on a revue inspired by aspects of Shakespearean theatre – past, present or future. The show should, in Continue reading →
Some of you may be aware that, as from the next season, regulations require that all troupes playing in the Cube noir must have on duty an emergency first responder (équipier de 1re intervention). Each troupe has to nominate two members to undertake training on 9 September (morning) or 11 September (afternoon). If you’d be willing to assume this important role on behalf of Tagora, please let us know. E-mail address at the top of the page.
Now that the schedule for the 2020/21 activities of Trois 14 at the Cube Noir has been announced, I’m sure that we’re all delighted that Tagora and 12 Angry Men have been given a prime 10 day slot from 5 October 2020. However this means that The Merchant’s allocated performance dates for June 2021 have now been held over . Thus, I propose to submit a request to the Trois 14 Committee for a slot from Monday 29 November to Tuesday 7 December 2021. This would give three days Continue reading →
First we stopped shaking hands, then we made alternative arrangements for rehearsals, then … bang! lockdown. We do things otherwise. As you can see from the photo, the angry men have lost none of their anger and are venting it, regularly, once a week, via Zoom. It’s not the same as a physical rehearsal, but it’s well worth doing. It’s an opportunity to get deeper into the text and the characters. None of us knows when we’re going to be able to get it into Continue reading →