ECC Brussels

Pre-Feats Showcase (12-13 May ’07)

Pre-Feats Showcase

The American Theatre Company, English Comedy Club and Irish Theatre Group present 

Pre-Feats Showcase 

12-13 May 2007

ATC presents Renaissance Farces

adapted by Joseph Strick, directed by Christine Marchand-Long

Three sixteenth century faces: ‘The Anatomist’ – an old man who should know better than to chase young girls gets the fright of his life; ‘The Trial of Sister Bigass’ – nocturnal carryings-on in a convent; ‘Tarabin’ – the scheming servant receives his just retribution.

ITG presents Boom

written and directed by Vicent Eaton

Three people get together to plot to blow up the world. Boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom boom. They succeed.

ECC presents Faust

written by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Steve Challens

Marlowe’s Faust tale re-told. The story of a man and his deal in selling his soul to the Devil. A myth that still resonates in today’s society.


Performances: 19.00, 12-13 May 2007 at the British School of Brussels, Leuvensteenweg 19, 3080 Tervuren


Accidental Death of an Anarchist(18-22 Sept ’07)

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

English Comedy Club presents
by Dario Fo, directed by Conrad Toft
18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 September at 8pm

The Studio, Rue Waelhem 69, Schaerbeek

Corrupt? The Italian justice system? Never!

Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo tells the story of an anarchist railway worker who “fell” to his death from a fourth fl oor window of the police headquarters in Milan. Fo’s maniacal protagonist wittily probes the police offi cers who conducted the anarchist’s interrogation, discovering everything but the truth about what actually happened on that fateful night…

The updated translation by Men Behaving Badly writer Simon Nye propels this hilarious satire on police corruption into the present-day. Don’t expect a quiet night at the theatre!

Tickets: €13 (€11 members/groups)

The Day after the Fair (Swan-ECC: 26-27 Oct 2007)

Anna, a servant girl who has been somewhat befriended by her mistress Edith, meets an attractive stranger, Charles, at the annual country town fair. A second meeting leads to not unexpected consequences. Charles, a budding barrister, returns to London. Anna, genuinely fond of the young man, cannot read or write sufficiently to correspond with Charles so persuades her mistress to write on her behalf. Through this correspondence Charles falls in love with Anna, whom he believes has written the letters, and Edith falls likewise. How will it all end? With sadness for someone! But whom?

Tickets €13 (€11 for groups and ECC members)

ECC: Honour (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.

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.

ECC: An Evening With Friends (5-6 Dec ’08)

you are cordially invited to


 rehearsed staged readings of new plays at

The Warehouse Studio Theatre

Friday 5 December and Saturday 6 December 2008 at 19h45

written and directed by HUGH DOW

with Mary Pritchard and Abi Greef


written by ALMA FORSYTH

directed by Diana Morton-Hooper

with Barbara Blackwell, Mary Pritchard, Eileen Sutton, Alma Forsyth,

Tracie Ryan, Philip Deeks and Henri Colens


entry is free but you may make a contribution

to the Adopt a Brick Warehouse Fund

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ECC: A Christmas Carol (9-14 Dec ’08)

A Christmas Carol is probably one of Charles Dickens' most famous stories. 
Join the ECC this Christmas when we will be staging this classical seasonal tale. 
Join Scrooge on his ghostly journey through the past, present, and future in what we surely be a Christmas to remember.

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