The 2018-2019 Season

ITG: Philadelphia, Here I Come! (26-30 March 2019)


You’re 25 years old and about to leave everything – and everyone – you have ever known or loved. You are leaving for America tomorrow, a New World you only know from films, music, and a couple of rather annoying relatives. The only company you will have on the trip is your inner voice; a voice that can speak the truth in a way that your outer voice, sadly, can’t …

Philadelphia, Here I Come! is simultaneously set within the confines of the small fictional Irish town of Ballybeg and in the limitless universe that is the inner voice and mind of Gareth O’Donnell, a young man on the cusp of emigrating to Philadelphia. A classic tragicomedy that established Brian Friel’s reputation as an innovative playwright.

Welcome to an evening of laughter, sadness and recognition of what it is like to fly the nest.

Anna Holmén brings this masterpiece to life for the Irish Theatre Group asbl at :

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Tuesday 26 March to Saturday 30 March 2019

Tickets €16



ECC: Pygmalion (May 2-11, 2019)

Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics fascinated by dialects and accents takes on a bet that he can pass off Eliza Doolittle, cockney flower girl as a duchess in only 6 months.

Undoubtedly George Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece, Pygmalion is the renowned witty, modern interpretation of the myth, which tells the story of a sculptor (Pygmalion) who falls in love with his own statue (Galatea).

The play will be performed at the Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69A, 1030 Brussels.
May 2 – 11, 2019 (8pm) matinee show May 4 (2pm).

Tickets are €16 and are available from www.thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc.

ITG: Faster and Slower 14 & 16 June

The ITG is holding auditions for Faster and Slower by Vincent Eaton, one half of our autumn double-bill of new writing. (On stage 9-13 Oct 2018)

Faster and Slower is a dark comedy set in the near future. An ageing couple spend their time together peacefully, if slightly antagonistically. The arrival of some news creates some unexpected twists and turns…

Where and when?

Thursday 14 June 2018 at 19.30 at the Warehouse, rue Waelhem 73
Saturday 16 June 2018 at 14.00 at the Warehouse, rue Waelhem 73


We are looking to cast the following characters:

– a woman of retirement age or beyond
– a man of retirement age or beyond
– a younger woman (under 40)

Please let us know (itg.asbl@gmail.com) if you would like to audition but cannot attend any of the scheduled auditions.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

BSS: Henry V (24-29 June 2019)

BSS presents ‘Henry V’ by William Shakespeare, directed by Graham Vincent.

Performances: 24-29th June 2019

Théâtre la Balsamine, 1 Avenue Félix Marchal, 1030 Bruxelles

War brings out the best and worst in people, the question of ‘just cause’, courage against the odds, treason, opportunism, cowardice, honour and dishonour. And finally after the battlefields fall silent, what must follow: how to build peace and trust again between the warring parties …






ITG: Philadelphia, Here I Come! (14-16-18-21 Oct)

A modern classic by Brian Friel. Set in west Donegal in the 1960’s someone is trying to escape his dreary life.

Directed by: Anna Holmén



Three female roles

Girlfriend (mid-twenties)

Two women 50s [aunt, housekeeper]

Seven male roles

Three (or 5) men mid-twenties (two main roles) [shop assistant and friends, some ‘doubling-up’ possible]

Four (or more) men (50’s + ) [ Senator, Priest, Father/shopkeeper, School Master, …]


Actors are expected to speak with an Irish accent, one small male role with an American accent.


14 October 14.00
16 October 20.00
18 October 20.00
21 October 14.00


Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 73

Philadelphia, Here I Come! will have five performances between 26-30 March 2019 in the Warehouse Studio Theatre.

Contact the director Anna Holmén (annaholmen@hotmail.com) if you have questions. If you would like to audition, but are unable to attend any of the scheduled dates, do drop us an email at itg.asbl@gmail.com