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BATS: My Boy Jack (17-25 April 2015)

By David Haig
Directed by Jill Franks
BATS Little Theatre, Paardenmarkt 111, 2000 Antwerp

The year is 1913 and war with Germany is imminent. Rudyard Kipling’s determination to send his myopic son Jack to war triggers a bitter family conflict which leaves Britain’s renowned patriot devastated by the warrings of his own greatest passions: his love for children – above all his own – and his devotion to Kind and Country.

‘My Boy Jack’ was first staged at Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1997, with David Haig himself playing Rudyard Kipling. Ten years later it was filmed for television with Daniel Radcliffe as Jack and Haig as Kipling.

To commemorate WWI, BATS is bringing this moving play to the Antwerp stage.

Dates
17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25 April 2015 – 8 pm
19 April 2015 – 3 pm

Tickets
€12 (adults), €10 (students, >65)

Bookings
bats_tickets@yahoo.com
0495 31 76 87

ITG: Dolly West’s Kithen (4, 16 June 2014)

Auditions for
Dolly West’s Kitchen
Directed by Isabel Walsh

 

Wednesday, June 4th and Monday, June 16th @ 19.30
The Warehouse Theatre

 

Dolly West’s Kitchen is set in Buncrana, Co. Donegal during the Second World War. Dolly has returned from Italy and is living in the family home with her unconventional mother Rima. Also in the household is her sister Esther, unhappily married to devoted husband Ned and her younger brother Justin, a soldier in the Irish army.The family is visited by three men, Alec Redding, a former lover of Dolly’s, now in the British army and stationed in Derry, Northern Ireland, the flamboyant Marco and his cousin Jamie, both American soldiers on their way to France. These men cause havoc in the West family and change their lives forever. The play is darkly comic, touching on issues of Irish neutrality, sexual identity and jealousy.

Auditions will take place on Wednesday, June 4th and Monday, June 16th in the Warehouse Theatre (rue Waelhem, 1030)

List of Characters
Dolly West – in her thirties
Rima West – her mother, sixties
Esther Horgan – her older sister, late thirties
Justin West – her brother, twenties
Ned Horgan – Esther’s husband, forties
Anna Owens – maid to the West family, late teens
Alec Redding – British, late thirties
Marco Delavicario – American soldier, twenties
Jamie O’Brien – American soldier, twenties, Marco’s cousin

If you would like more information about the auditions and the play, please drop us a line at itg.asbl@gmail.com or visit our website for more information.

ATC: Melancholy Play (17, 21 June)

Auditions for Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce will be held on Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm; Thursday, June 18 at 8pm; and Sunday, June 21 at 4pm.

The play will be performed in the Studio in February 2016; rehearsals will start in late fall.

Melancholy Play is a poetic and funny play about romantic longing, transfiguration, and Doritos.

The roles are:

FRANK, a tailor
TILLY, a bank teller
LORENZO THE UNFEELING, a European
FRANCES, a hairdresser
JOAN, a British nurse
JULIA/N, a cellist (must genuinely be able to play the cello!)

Please contact the director, Carrie Ellwanger, at cortothecat@yahoo.com to confirm your attendance at the audition. Thank you!

ECC: Dick Whittington (18, 27, 28 June)

The ECC is auditioning for its January 2016 Pantomime, Dick Whittington and his Magical Cat, which will be taking place at the Auderghem Cultural Centre from 8-10 January 2016.

Auditions will be held at The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Rue Waelhem 69a, 1030 Schaerbeek on:

  • Thursday 18 June 8-10pm
  • Saturday 27 June 11am-1pm
  • Sunday 28 June 2-4pm

There are speaking and chorus parts for both adults and children, so come along and enjoy the fun. You don’t need to prepare anything in advance for the auditions.

For further information email conradtoft@gmail.com.

BUTT Awards 2015

The season is sadly over, but this is an ideal time to celebrate the season with the 8th Annual Brussels United Theatre Technicians (BUTT) awards for the best of Brussels and Antwerp English-language theatre.

The results of the 2014-2015 Butt awards are as follows (winner followed by nominations in vaguely alphabetical order):
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ITG: Quietly (7, 9, 17 Sept 2014)

Quietly is a powerful story of violence and forgiveness by Belfast writer Owen McCafferty
Auditions for the ITG March 2015 production will be held at the Warehouse, 73 rue Waelhem, 1030 Schaerbeek on:

  • Sunday Sept 7th at 3pm
  • Tuesday Sept 9th at 8pm
  • Wednesday Sept17th at 8pm

Jimmy and Ian are both Belfast men who have arranged to meet for the first time to talk about the events of a day in 1974 when they were both 16
Robert is the Polish barman in the Pub where they meet.

For further information please contact the director Lyn Wainwright on 0475 656 851

Green Parrot: Peter Pan (14 Sept – 8 Oct)

Green Parrot is auditioning for its 2016 performance of Peter Pan the Musical, which will be taking place at the Woluwe Cultural Centre from 17-20 March (six shows).

Auditions will be held at Ter Ijse, Stationstraat 8, 3090 Overijse (2nd floor).

Auditions are open to anyone and no preparation is necessary.

We are looking for a cast of 130 including 10 adult principals and 10 teen/child principals. There are also lots of chorus parts for both adults and children, so come along and enjoy the fun.

For further information visit the audition notice on our website atwww.greenparrot.eu