BLOC: The Pirates Of Penzance (19-22 May)


This classic comic opera tells the tale of Frederic, who, as a child, was mistakenly apprenticed to a band of pirates until his 21st birthday. When Major-General Stanley takes his daughters on a day-trip to the seaside, Frederic meets and falls in love with Mabel. Will 21-year-old Frederic feel duty-bound to stay with the pirates, or will he abandon them and marry Mabel? Will love triumph – or will chaos ensue? Will the local police force save the day? Join us in Penzance and all will be revealed! Full of uplifting choruses and heart-warming melodies, Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ is comic-opera at its best!

Live orchestra!

Music and Lyrics by Gilbert and Sullivan
Stage Director – Angela And Tony Lowe
Music Director – Lionel Bams

Thursday 19/05/2022 – 20:00
Friday 20/05/2022 – 20:00
Saturday 21/05/2022 – 14:30 and 20:00
Sunday 22/05/2022 – 14:30

Online prices: standard 23.50€, children 16€ (matinees only)

Tickets available here.

BSS: Summer Festival (1-11 June 2022)

BSS Summer Festival 2022 main production

The Brussels Shakespeare Society presents Macbeth as our main production (Dir. Steve Challens) plus three new short plays.

Macbeth dates:
1st-4th & 9th-11th at 8pm
4th & 11th of June, matinées at 2pm.

Macbeth will be performed with French surtitles.

In addition we present 3 new short plays on Shakespearian themes which were entered in our 2020-21 Playwriting competition.

Shortly To Go (Dir. Tim Myers), Yellow (Dir. Geoffrey Mamdani) & am I? (Dir. Guillem Chevalier)

Short Play Nights, 8pm:
Monday 6th of June, am I? and Yellow
Tuesday 7th of June, Yellow and Shortly To Go.
Wednesday 8th of June, Shortly To Go and am I?

All shows at Espace Lumen, Ch. de Boondael 36, Ixelles 1030.

Further info and Tickets available here.

BSS Festival Event Day(5 June 2022)

It is not all about watching! On the middle Sunday of the BSS Festival fortnight, there will be a fun ‘Event’ day at Espace Lumen from 12 am to 6 pm.

Besides a bar offering food, there will be a variety of events both for adults and children, including a ‘Shakespeare Miscast Competition’ – an opportunity for anyone to do a few lines from any Shakespeare play regardless of the character’s gender, age, etc in any style they please! for more details of that apply to:

Admission free for ticket-holders to Macbeth or the Short Play evenings or an option to buy a ticket on the door for any of those performances, or €5 per person on the door.

The 2019 Festival Sunday Party was great fun – and provided many laughs! Come along to this year’s and enjoy – or take part in! – the festivities.
Sunday June 5th, 12-6. Espace Lumen, Chaussée de Boondael 36 (very near Flagey)