2012-2013

The 2012-2013 Season

ATC: A Delicate Balance (17-26 Jan 2013)

 
American drama at its best: ATC Studio Production
A DELICATE BALANCE by EDWARD ALBEE
directed by John Stanton
Over the course of one weekend, the lives of a well-to-do couple come under attack by family members and friends. Elegant and entertaining, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play beguiles its audience into an icy wasteland of the human heart…
When: Jan 17-19, Jan 23-26 at 8pm
Where: Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69A, Schaerbeek (Brussels)
Tickets available here.

BATS: Dick Whittington (26-28 Jan)

Dick Whittington
n this classic English tale we learn of the boy who goes to London to look for the streets paved in gold, and who eventually becomes Lord Mayor London three times. Look out Boris!
We get all the elements of traditional English pantomime. Goodies and baddies, boys being girls, and girls being boys, the topsy turvy world of pantomime takes you into a world of very English fantasy.
Will King Rat triumph over his arch enemy the Fairy Queen? Oh no he won’t! But then again – he just might. If you are not there to cheer Dick on.
 

BSS: The Merchant of Venice (5-9 Feb 2013)

Performances are Tuesday 5th of February to Saturday 9th at 8pm, with a matinée at 2pm on Saturday the 9th at Theatral Espace Scarabaeus (map).

Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” is a wonderful and complex piece of theatre which confronts such current human issues as love, hate, prejudice, and above all, religious intolerance, the fear and distrust of the “other”. Money and debt are central themes in this play.

The plot revolves around a Venetian merchant who can’t repay a loan from a hated moneylender. Bassanio needs money because he has spent all his fortune and is in debt everywhere especially to Antonio, who has bailed him out on more than one occasion before. He asks Antonio again for more money (a business deal, an investment, a way to recoup his losses) to finance his pursuit of the rich Portia. If he wins her he can restore his fortunes and pay off all his debts.

Antonio’s own wealth is tied up in ships heading back to Venice. He raises the money for Bassanio by borrowing from Shylock, a Jewish merchant he has previously refused to do business with. Shylock loans the money because he wants Antonio above all people to be indebted to him because for once he will be on an equal basis with him.

Antonio’s fleet is wrecked at sea and the once-rich man becomes unable to repay this debt. Shylock is contemptuous of him as well as furious – Antonio’s superiority over Shylock is at an end. On discovering the elopement of his daughter with a friend of Bassanio’s his hatred for Antonio and all Christians, and his desire for revenge, turns him to the bond – the ‘security’ he demanded for Antonio’s loan – a pound of flesh to be taken from Antonio.

This production is set in late 1920’s Venice and Belmont and the main characters are all in some way connected to the Mafia. The Duke being the head of the mafia and the ultimate dispenser of “justice”. Setting it in the late 1920s gives an opportunity to reflect on the very

Book online here!  

Box Office e-mail: bss.boxoffice@gmail.com – Telephone help line: 0488 631 836

 

 

 

 

ECC: Calendar Girls (12-16 March 2013)

 

Calendar Girls is based on the film of the true story of a remarkable group of women who decided to raise £500 to replace the sofa in the visitors’ room of the cancer ward of their local hospital: by producing a calendar with a difference. Instead of a calendar of spectacular local views, they produce a calendar with spectacular views of the locals!  

This funny, but very moving play follows the changes this modest plan brings to the lives of these women. We follow them as they confront their fears and deal with the consequences of their success.

In fact, to date, the ladies have raised over £3 million for Leukaemia Research in the UK, and many other charities have benefited by following their lead.  

The English Comedy Club is proud to follow their example and will be donating at least €2 from each ticket sold to Fondation contre le Cancer in Brussels.

 

 

Time:  8 pm , 12-16 March 2013, 3 pm 16 March 2013

Ticket Price:  €16

To book go to: http://ecc.theatreinbrussels.com

 

ATC: Cafe Theatre (17-20 April 2013)

CAFE THEATRE: April 17-20 (7pm buffet, 8pm show)

Maison Blanche, 506 Chaussée de StJob, Uccle/Ukkel

Click here to buy Café Theatre tickets 

A three-part evening of drama, comedy, good food and drinks!

Part One: “Ted, Rose” – a one-act play by Matthew Snoding (Winner of the ATC Playwriting Competition 2012)

It’s been a surprise party for Rose’s 10th wedding anniversary, but more surprises lay in store when she and her husband clean up the mess . . . Is it time to re-evaluate the past, and question the future?

Part Two:

Proudly presenting the Brussels Singers!

Part Three:

Improv Comedy – laugh until it hurts!

 CAFE THEATRE: April 17-20 (7pm buffet, 8pm show)