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


Two Gentlemen of Verona (22-24 June ’07)

Two Gentlemen of Verona







By William Shakespeare

Directed by Annette Kelly


This delightful early Shakespearean comedy, his shortest play, is a barrel of laughs, introducing themes and ideas that Shakespeare would return to time and again. Come join the fun watching the characters become embroiled in an ever more confusing plot!


To be performed outside in the historic grounds

of Corroy-le-Château (near Gembloux)

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22nd June – 20h00

23rd June 15h00 and 20h00

24th June 20h00


Tickets: Eur 15

BSS Members, Groups of 10 and more, children 16 and under Eur 12

Children five and under free


Parking, bar, food available

Bring something to sit on and a picnic if you wish

No dogs will be allowed in the grounds of the château

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

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)

Mary Stuart (BSS: 6-10 Nov 2007)

The Brussels Shakespeare Society presents 

Schiller’s MARY STUART

in a new English version from Peter Oswald directed by Diane Gray 

6th to 10th November 2007 at 8:00PM
matinee on 10th November at 3:00PM

at the Warehouse Studio Theatre,
Rue Waelhem 69A – 1030

Tickets: €13 or €11
(BSS members, Groups 10+ and under 16y/o)

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.