The 2008-2009 Season

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.

ITG: Dancing at Lughnasa (24-29 Nov 2008)

The Irish Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to Nick Roche’s upcoming production of the Brian Friel play


‘Dancing at Lughnasa’


Monday 24 November – Saturday 29 November 2008 at 8pm

Warehouse Studio Theatre, Brussels

Tickets €14


“Ballybeg is off its head, I’m telling you”, says Kate, the prim, repressed head of the Mundy spinsters’ household, as she returns from shopping bearing tales of the forthcoming harvest dance and the fever of excitement it has ignited in the local town. When the five sisters themselves become deranged by the throbbing dance music which suddenly erupts from Marconi, their ‘goddamn bloody useless’ wireless set, we are launched upon a spiral of events which will transform the family home for ever. 

Through the reminiscences of the middle-aged narrator, Michael, we share the wonder and bewilderment of his 7-year-old self, the illegitimate son of the youngest Mundy sister, as he relives the return of his Uncle Jack after 25 years in Africa and two unannounced visits from his father, a feckless charmer, just some of the convulsions unloosed by the summer of 1936. 

Friel’s masterpiece combines a celebration of the human capacity for joy and passion with an aching expression of regret at the unfulfilled yearnings we all carry within us.

Come and enjoy a life-enhancing theatrical experience.