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ECC: Diana of Dobson`s (7-11 Oct ’08)

Diana of Dobson's - 7-11 October 2008


To celebrate the ECC’s 100th year, we are performing Cecily Hamilton’s Diana of Dobson’s, which is also celebrating its centenary. 

The play is a comedy exploring the role of women at the beginning of the last century. It centres around Diana (Hilary Barry – Max Dix [ITG]), a shop girl who inherits a small fortune and decides to live a little of the good life. Mistaken for a wealthy widow, she soon attracts the attention of an older businessman (Richard Foxon – Journey’s End, Animal Farm) and a dashing but financially-challenged captain (Henri Colens – Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Café Theatre [ATC]).

The play has a talented and varied cast, mixing both new recruits to the Brussels stage and established actors, including Rose Blyth, Sara Hammerton, Alma Forsyth, Christianna Mason, Femke Beumer, Joanna Patrick, Bridget Peirson-Davis, Marion Tomkins, Guy Harrison & Attila Grózli-Nagy.

The play is directed by Conrad Toft, who also directed Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the ECC’s opening production of last season. Conrad says that this production “shows just how much and how little has changed in the last century; not only in attitudes to women but also in our ideas of society, wealth and, above all, comedy!”.

Performances will be on 7-11 October 2008 at the Warehouse Studio Theatre, Rue Waelhem 69A, 1030 Brussels (Trams 23, 33, 55, 92).

Tickets cost 14 euros (12 euros for groups of ten or more Tuesday to Thursday / ECC members) and can be booked online here.

Quintessence (ITG: 27 Nov – 1 Dec ’07)

Quintessence - an evening of Synge & Yeats

‘Quintessence’, an evening of Synge & Yeats


The next ITG production is ‘Quintessence’ is an evening of drama by two giants of the Irish written word: J. M. Synge & W. B. Yeats.


A young girl elopes with the man she loves and hopes to escape her destiny.

An old woman mourns her sons.

A suspicious husband sets a trap for his wayward wife.

Two tramps wander through a ruined house between time and eternity.

Experience the hauntingly powerful quintessence of Irish drama from 27 November to December 1. Tickets cost 16 euros (or 12 euros for students or groups of 20 or more).

Honour (ECC: 4-8 Dec ’07)


Award-winning play about the dissection of a marriage seen from four different perspectives – the wife, the husband, the mistress and the daughter.  Author Joanna Murray-Smith won her first of two Premier Literary Awards with Honour, written in 1995 and now translated into 20 languages.   Lyn Wainwright takes the role of Honor which has been played by Meryl Streep, Diana Rigg, and for which Eileen Atkins won an Olivier for her London performance.  Both Martin Jarvis and Corin Redgrave have played George which will be played by Philip Deeks, with Sara Murray as Claudia and Jennifer Rankin as Sophie.

Payment may be made by bank transfer to the English Comedy Club 310 0627727-29.  Proof of payment is required when collecting tickets and the name of the person collecting the tickets should be given on the transfer slip or computer printout.  We reserve the right to sell unpaid tickets at the Box Office 15 minutes before curtain up.