The Brussels Shakespeare Society
cordially invites you to celebrate Midsummer
with the presentation of their 2008 FEATS Entry
“What Happened Here –
A Retelling of King Lear”
Friday 20 June & Saturday 21 June at 8pm
De Kam Cultural Centre, Beekstraat 172 -1970 Wezembeek-Oppem
followed by a buffet supper
Regular: €20 – BSS Members: €18
This is an original script by Stuart Delves, the author of “The Real Lady Macbeth”: FEATs winner 2006. It tells the story of King Lear and his three daughters, with the parallel story of Gloucester and his sons, set in the year 2020 and with the ozone hanging on by a thread. In the tradition of popular culture Lear decides to divide his kingdom on reality television. The paths of love, betrayal, greed and power are considered, and human foolishness and the consequences of fatal flaws are exposed.
The BSS congratulates Caraigh McGregor on winning – for the third time in a row!! –
the FEATS 2008 Blackie Award for Best Actor
in his role as Edmund in this production
The Brussels Shakespeare presents
Love’s Labours Lost
Corroy-le-Château, 12-14 Jun 2009
This will be the usual summer, outdoor performance. This year we will perform one of Shakespeare’s comedies.
BSS Julius Caesar
Studio 9-14 November 2009 at 8pm
Shakespeare’s savage exposé of the effect of power upon its seekers has only been performed once in Brussels in the last 30 years. This all-female production will not pontificate on gender politics: it will try to create a a slanted look at a great and quotable play. The cast has many fine actresses, so come along, do!
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
by Thomas Middleton
directed by Jonathon Sawdon
9-13 February 2010 at 8pm
Directed by Jonathon Sawdon, best known for his performances for the BSS as Hamlet and Henry V. Jonathon writes that this play is about:
“Corruption, money, sex! Deception, greed, gluttony, money, sex! Cruelty, infidelity, betrayal, money, sex! Pepentance, marnage, money and er…sex!
A Chaste Maid In Cheapside, containing “much humour though very little chastity” is Thomas Middleton’s darkly comic masterpiece. Written c. 1613, though long neglected until the 2Oth century, this Jacobean satire audaciously intertwines ribaldry and profanity to leave you laughing and squirming in equal measure.”
Join the BSS for a night of “bed and bawd”!