The 2009-2010 Season

ECC: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (22-26 Sept. ’09)

There’s an Englishman, an Irishman and an American being held hostage in the Lebanon… Not the start of a joke, but the premise behind Frank McGuinness’s modern classic.

Colum Hatchell, Patrick Stephenson and Craig Simpson star in this dark, surprisingly funny and thought-provoking play which describes the trials, tribulations and inner strengths of the hostages, exposing their uneasy friendship and petty rivalries, and revealing to us the depths of the human condition.

The show is on at The Warehouse Studio Theatre from 22 to 26 September 2009 and will then be reprised in Bedford, UK from 2-3 October 2009.

ETCetera: Fin de Siècle (29 Sep – 3 Oct 2009)

 ETCetera  Fin de SiècleStudio    

29 Sept-3 Oct 2009 at 20.00 

ETCetera presents a multilingual evening of 3 European one-act comedies, from around 1900: The Bear by Chekhov (in English), Mañana de Sol by Alvarez Quintero (in Spanish) and  L’Anglais tel qu’on le parle by Tristan Bernard (in French ).   All 3 plays will have surtitles in the other 2 languages; fittingly, all humorously explore issues of communication.

Tickets: www.europeantheatreclub.eu or 0492 641 660 

ATC: The Yellow Wallpaper (20-24 Oct 2009)

  ATC     The Yellow Wallpaper 
Studio   20–24 October 2009 at 8pm


A classic American short story from the late 19th century, The Yellow Wallpaper provides “the detailed and chilling accounts of one woman’s entrapment, defeat, and movement toward madness [or otherness]….” This newly adapted stage version takes inspiration from the story’s diary entry format, rich post-Gothic vernacular, and the many issues resonating through the tale that continue today to form and challenge notions of self and society.

ECC/Swan: My Mother Never Said I Should (30-31 Oct ’09)

My Mother Said I Never Should

ECC & Bedford Swan Theatre Company present

Studio 30—31 October 2009 at 20.00  

 The ECC is delighted to host Bedford on their 5th visit to Brussels. Swan will be performing My Mother Said I Never Should, Charlotte Keatley’s critically acclaimed play exploring the lives and relationships of four generations of women – Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie – and how different generations strive to break free from the traditions and culture of their parents. 

BSS: Julius Caesar (9-14 Nov ’09)

  BSS     Julius Caesar
Studio  9-14 November 2009 at 8pm 

Shakespeare’s savage exposé of the effect of power upon its seekers has only been performed once in Brussels in the last 30 years.   This all-female production will not pontificate on gender politics: it will try to create a a slanted look at a great and quotable play. The cast has many fine actresses, so come along, do!  

arcFAM: Castle (17-20 Nov ’09)

Château – Vár – Castle Theatre Productions presents a multilingual evening of Hungarian plays.
Performed in English, French and Hungarian with subtitles in each.
The Play is the Thing by Ferenc Molnár
Adapted by P.G. Wodehouse
Directed by Conrad Toft
A romantic farce without the usual door-slamming and comic entrances and exits.
Instead, the play combines beautifully formed characters with an exquisite text to provide a wonderful evening’s entertainment.
Heads for King Ferdinand
by Gábor Görgey
Directed by Bernard Antoine
An absurd economic comedy. Whether it is the philosophy or the mischief that fascinates you, this unusual play will charm you.
Performance Dates: 17-20 November 2010 at 19:30, 20 November 2010 at 13:30
Venue: Espace Senghor, 366, Chaussée de Wavre, (Place Jourdan), 1040 Etterbeek