BLOC: BLOC-busters (25-29 May 2016)

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Let the BLOCBUSTERS take you to:

  •   the decadent KitKat Club of 1931 Berlin, as the Nazis rise to power, where Sally Bowles performs ‘Cabaret’ as she lives out a doomed romance & the Emcee’s famous ‘Willkommen Bienvenue Welcome’ encourages you to ‘leave your troubles outside’ because inside ‘life is beautiful’ as Sally’s story unfolds and a young Hitler youth sings the chilling, rousing ‘Tomorrow belongs to me’;
  •   or Into the Woods where fairytale characters, sometimes fair of face but black of heart, battle childlessness, curses, spells. Meet the darker side of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, a baker and his wife, Jack & his milky white cow, hindered by a wicked Witch, in intricate syncopated speech and song composed by Stephen Sondheim, that master of modern musical, with songs like ‘Agony’, ‘Giants in the Sky’;
  •   or to hilarious Urinetown where The Poor and The Rich deal with a water shortage caused by a twenty-year drought making private toilets unthinkable, and Bobby & Hope’s romance runs parallel to the show’s satirizing of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics with show-stopping tunes like ‘Too much exposition’ and the award-winning ‘Run Freedom Run’.

    Join the Blocbusters at De Bosuil,
    1 Witherendreef 3090 Overijse
    on 26th, 27th & 28th May at 20h and 28th & 29th May at 14h30. Tickets: Adults – 20€ and Students 15€ from www.bloc-brussels.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHOW IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

BSS: Twelfth Night (21-25 June 2016)

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‘Twelfth Night’ by William Shakespeare
21st-25th of June 2016
Petit Varia Theatre, 154 Rue Gray, 1050 Bxl

Twins Viola and Sebastian are separated during a shipwreck off the coast of Illyria, each believing the other to be drowned. Viola disguises herself as a man for her own safety and enters the employment of Duke Orsino, with whom she swiftly falls in love. Orsino however seeks the love of the Countess Olivia and sends Viola to advance his suit. Olivia for her part immediately falls for this interesting young ‘man’. Thus Shakespeare sets in motion the classic love triangle of one of his most enduring and popular comedies.

Meanwhile Olivia’s disreputable uncle, Sir Toby Belch, has invited his drinking companion Sir Andrew Aguecheek to pursue his own suit to Olivia. The puritanical Malvolio, Olivia’s steward, also harbours designs on his mistress and wishes to see Sir Toby and his drunken friends sent packing. Toby, with the collusion of Maria, Olivia’s gentlewoman, and Feste the fool, plots Malvolio’s downfall.

The entirely unexpected arrival of Sebastian on the scene adds to the confusion, which descends into mayhem when Olivia meets him, mistakes him for his twin, and marries him.