ETC: Don Juan… and the Stone Guest (4-9 Nov 2014)

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This is the tragi-comic life of Don Juan, told as a continuous story through excerpts of the plays of 3 European dramatists:

Dom Juan by Molière, a comedy in a modern English translation by Neil Bartlett, with surtitles in French: directed by Michelle Ryan

The Stone Guest by Pushkin, a romance performed in Russian, with surtitles in English, directed by Christine Marchand

El burlador de Sevilla by Tirso de Molina, a drama performed in Spanish, with surtitles in English, directed by Diana Cardona

At the start, Don Juan commits a terrible crime, which comes back to haunt him at the end ; but not before he has seduced several women, forcefully expressed his shocking views on life, been chased into exile, shown courage in the face of danger, and generally driven his companion (called Sganarelle, Leporello, or Catalinon according to the play) to despair.

The Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69A, 1030 Schaerbeek.
4th-8th November 2014 at 20.00, 9th November at 14.30.www.europeantheatreclub.eu
Tickets €15 (€11 for 10 tickets or more):

tickets.etcetera@gmail.com or Tel : 0493 07 24 38

BLOC: My Fair Lady (27-30 Nov 2014)

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My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe will be performed at the Auderghem Cultural Centre.

Music Director: Scott Rumery
Stage Director: Diana Morton-Hooper
Producer: Eileen Heenan

My Fair Lady tells the story of over-confident Professor Henry Higgins who with his friend, Colonel Pickering, follow through on an experiment to transform a cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a lady who speaks well. Higgins and Pickering make great progress with the girl, taking her to the horse races at Ascot and a grand embassy ball, passing her off as a high born lady. Nevertheless, they still treat Eliza as a mere experiment and not as a human being. When Eliza runs away, Higgins realizes that she is more than just an experiment…

Tickets available here

ECC: Aladdin (9-11 Jan 2015)

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Following last year’s successful production of Jack & The Beanstalk, the ECC present their latest pantomime: Aladdin. This well-loved story will be told with energy, music and dance and promises to be fun for all the family.

Aladdin lives with his mum, Widow Twankey, who runs a laundry in Old Peking in the shadow of the Imperial Palace.  Aladdin dreams of a better life when one day he meets the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, Princess Jasmine. The boy has to grow up fast when a mysterious uncle turns up asking for his help in obtaining a lamp from a magical cave. This episode sets off an exciting and hilarious chain of events that bring Aladdin love and riches beyond his wildest dreams.

Combining humour, songs and special effects, the show will delight young and old. It will feature the traditional pantomime classics, such as ‘he’s behind you!’ and ‘oh no it isn’t!’ and poke gentle fun at expat life.

The show runs from 9-11 January 2015 at the Auderghem Cultural Centre, Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels. Tickets (€16/€12) are available here.