2015-2016

The 2015-2016 season

ECC: AGM (21 Oct 2015)

ECC AGM
21 October 2015, 8pm
The Bar Room, Rue Waelhem 73, 1030 Brussels

The AGM will be followed by a play reading session of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound – this promises to be a lot of fun! All are welcome to participate, or simply enjoy listening to others read this very funny play.

The committee is always keen to welcome new members, if you feel you would like to be more involved in the running of the club please let one of the committee members know, email our Chair Lyn at chair@ecc.theatreinbrussels.com or just turn up on the night!

To register your intention to come to the AGM, or to ensure your regrets are recorded, please sign up via our Doodle Poll: http://doodle.com/poll/gwxca4vednepdbuu#table

PLEASE NOTE: We are required by law to circulate the minutes of the previous AGM. To facilitate this we have updated the September 2015 Ecco, and you will now find the minutes of the October 2014 AGM and a Nomination Form for officers and members of the ECC Committee for 2015, attached to ECCO here: http://ecc.theatreinbrussels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015-September.pdf. If you wish they can be printed off from this link.

ITG: Quietly (3-7 Nov 2015)

The Irish Theatre Group presents Quietly, Owen McCafferty’s powerful story about truth and forgiveness, directed by Lyn Wainright.

The action is tightly concentrated: seventy-five minutes, three characters, one act. Jimmy and Ian, two middle-aged Belfast men, are meeting tonight for the first time. They have a shared past. They need to talk.

But this is not the beginning of a beautiful friendship, more the reaching of a plateau of understanding.

The performances will take place from 3 – 7 November in the Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69a, 1030 Schaerbeek, at 20.00. Tickets cost €15 and are available from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/itg

ECC: The Real Inspector Hound (5, 8, 11 Nov 2015)

AUDITIONS for cast will be  held:

Thursday 5 November 7pm
Sunday 8 November 12-1pm
Wednesday 11 November 3pm

All at: Rue des Atrebates 27, 1040 Brussels
Very close to Montgomery Metro – Contact Janet for more details

The Real Inspector Hound
Janet writes:  The Real Inspector Hound is a wonderfully funny play which I am looking forward to hamming up a bit.  I am looking for actors who have either retired from the stage or who have not yet plucked up the courage to perform – as well as some more experienced actors – by allowing the security of lines on stage if this will enhance the actors’ security.  How this will happen is secret at the moment!Subject to availability of the cast, rehearsals will be twice a week, and I would like to have at least one of those as an afternoon rehearsal, perhaps both, subject to progress (ie we might need to add a third rehearsal).Characters
Moon – M or F – any age
Birdwood – M
Mrs Drudge – F – older
Simon – M
Felicity – F – any age up to 50s
Cynthia – F – any age up to 60s
Magnus – M – older
Inspector Hound – M or F any age
Radio Voice – M or F
Body – M or F – No lines, just needs to lie still!  But this is a comedy …
Other – 6 or 7 people to act as audience.Dinner For One
Hugh writes:
  Dinner for One is a two handed sketch lasting 18 minutes involving an elderly lady being served dinner by an increasing squiffy butler. The joke’s dependent upon the old lady confusing the butler with her many lovers: the ending is mildly risqué. Its claim to fame is that German TV executives, catching sight of it live in the UK in 1963, thought it would do at a pinch for New Year’s Eve television. Since then it has unaccountably become a part of required German, Swiss, Swedish, Danish, Faroese and heaven-knows where else’s required Hogmanay viewing. Most northern Germans know it off by heart. So funny little sketch or cultural phenomenon, take your pick.If either of If these plays interests you, please come along to audition!  Janet and Hugh would be happy to hear from anyone who would like to register their interest or have further information.

Janet: 0495 94 2991 or middletonjanetk@gmail.com
Hugh: 0494 33 7025 or hughjamesdow@gmail.com

CREW
We are also hoping to encourage new back stage crew – so if you’ve had a secret hankering to become involved without having to perform on stage, now is your chance to let us know!  We will find you someone to help you along the way, so please don’t think you’ll just get thrown in and left to flounder.  To register your interest, please contact Janet – or just come along to the AGM.

ETC: Amour et Musique (11-14 Nov 2015)

Act 1: “AMOUR ET PIANO”, a one act farce by Georges Feydeau, performed in English, with surtitles in French. Director Hugh Dow. The play hinges on an important misunderstanding between a feisty young woman and a pushy young man, and things go downhill from there…

Act 2: “MR CHOUFLEURI RESTERA CHEZ LUI LE.. .. .. “, a one act comic opera by Jacques Offenbach, performed in French, with surtitles in English. Stage Director Anna Holmén, Music Director Elizabeth Flynn. This small gem of a piece tells the tale of a young couple caught up in her father’s ambition to put on a musical evening to show off to his friends, and what happens when it starts going wrong…

Théâtre Le Petit Varia, rue Gray 154, 1050 Ixelles.
11th-14th November 2015 at 20.00.

For more information see http://www.europeantheatreclub.eu

Tickets €16 (€14 for 10 tickets or more): tickets.etcetera@gmail.com 
Tel: 0479 687 503

ECC: Dick Whittington (8-10 Jan 2016)

Following on from the successful productions of Jack & the Beanstalk in December 2013 and Aladdin in January 2015, the ECC is proud to present a brand new panto –Dick Whittington and His Magical Cat! This well-loved British tale is (very loosely!) based on the legends surrounding Richard Whittington (Lord Mayor of London from 1354-1423) and is told with humour and energy and promises to be great fun for all the family.

Dick Whittington leaves a country village with his cat, Tommy, to make his fortune in London, where the streets are paved with gold. When he arrives he finds, instead streets overrun by rats.

This launches Dick on an adventure that takes him from London to Brussels and beyond. Along the way, he meets the girl of his dreams, Alice, as well as Alderman Fitzgerald, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and many, many others, including you!

Bursting with humour, songs and magic, this show will delight young and old. Oh, yes it will!

Performances are on Friday 8 January (20:00), and Saturday and Sunday 9-10 January (13:30, 17:00), at the Auderghem Cultural Centre, Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels.

Tickets (€16 for adults, €12 for children) are available fromhttp://thelittleboxoffice.com/ec