2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Season

Tartuffe (20 Sept – 1 Oct 2016)

The Warehouse Studio Theatre
Tartuffe: A New American Satire is an original adaptation of Molière’s masterful play about hypocrisy. It is written by Jake Brandman, directed by Jeremy Zeegers and produced by the American Theatre Company.

This romp of a comedy will be performed in September 2016 during the heat of the American presidential election. Any similarity with current events is attributable to the genius of Molière and the enduring nature of human flaws.
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ECC: The Government Inspector (9-19 Nov 2016)

Many thanks to everyone has bought a ticket for The Government Inspector, which is now totally sold out!

Tickets are no longer available via our booking system, but you might be able to find or advertise unwanted tickets on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ECCBrussels/.

Alternatively, you could try turning up on the night as very often we have unfilled seats when people fail to turn up.  However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find you a seat.

 

ETC: The Little Prince (9-20 November 2016)

ETCetera, together with Les Colyriques, a well known Brussels musical theatre company, presents its next musical production, The Little Prince, a “Magic Opera” based on the famous book by Antoine de St-Exupéry, “Le Petit Prince”. Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright wrote the songs, music and lyrics.

The book and the opera put up themes of flying, friendship, foxes, faithfulness and flowers, with an array of amazing human and non-human characters, and an appeal that is at least as much to adults as to children.

Les Colyriques and ETCetera have assembled some wonderful actors and singers, including both an adults’ and a children’s chorus, and some brilliant soloists and musicians.

The singing is in English (with French surtitles), with some narrative passages taken from the original book in French (with English surtitles).

Tickets: www.europeantheatreclub.eu : to find a booking form, or email direct to: tickets.etcetera@gmail.com

Theatre: Le “139”, Avenue Emile Max 139, 1030 Brussels.

Performances:

  • 18.00 – Wed 9 and 16 November
  • 15.00 – Sun 13 and 20 November
  • 19.00 – Thurs 10, Fri 11, Sat 12, Fri 18 and Sat 19 November

Tickets:

  • Adults – 16 €
  • Children under 16 years – 13 €
  • Groups of 10 or more (any age) – 12 €

Sandwiches and soup available in the interval.

BLOC: A Christmas Carol (24-27 Nov 2016)

A Christmas Carol – the Musical
De Kam, Wezembeek-Oppem
24 – 27 November 2016 at the Auderghem Cultural Centre Theatre

Based on the classic by Charles Dickens, written in 1843, Alan Menken’s musical version of the story is true to the original. Grumpy miserly Ebenezer Scrooge will have nothing to do with Christmas as everybody else in London is preparing to celebrate. His late partner, the equally miserly Jacob Marley, appears to him as a mournful ghost and foretells of the visit of three ghosts who will try to reform Scrooge so that he doesn’t end up like Marley. Once shown the error of his ways, Scrooge finally realises that the future ahead is not one he wants and he makes amends. It’s a ghost story about redemption.

Box office already open at http://www.bloc-brussels.com/index.php/tickets.

The Ghost Sheep & ATC Improv: The Christmas Shows

The Ghost Sheep are back on stage for their last set of shows in 2016 (hint hint, you don’t want to miss it..!)

Get ready for two very different evenings full of Christmas references, jingly hats, mince pies and mulled wine to boot: the ATC Improv crew will wow you with their skills, The Ghost Sheep will unveil their newest format, The Bookends will provide some late night entertainment and our special guests are Jochem Meijer, our Guest Sheep from Amsterdam and Tom Tollenare, our pianomaster!

So move your Christmas parties to the Warehouse and we’ll celebrate the holiday season together!

CLICK HERE to book (€10)

ECC: Cinderella (13-15 Jan 2017)

Auderghem Cultural Centre,  Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels.
20:00, 13 January 2017
13:30 & 17:00, 14-15 January 2017
Following last year’s magnificent production of Dick Whittington and his Magical Cat, the ECC team are proud to present this year’s panto – Cinderella!
Come on down to Hardup Hall, to join Cinderella and her best friend Buttons! Cinderella always makes the best of everything, but her horrible stepmother and hideous stepsisters try to make sure she is as miserable as possible! And while Cinderella sweeps the floors of Hardup Hall, at the Royal Palace a certain Prince Charming dreams of finding someone who will love him for who he truly is…
Bringing the Prince and Cinderella into each other’s lives will take some real magic – so it’s lucky for all of us that Cinderella has a fairy godmother! But with two inept trainee fairies looking after things, get set for a whole lot of topsy-turvy silliness on the way to Cinderella’s happy ever after.
With enchanted pumpkins, sparkling slippers, toe-tapping songs and loads of fun, this brand-new production is sure to delight young and old alike. Oh yes it is!
@PantoECC

BSS: The Winter’s Tale (24-28 Jan 2017)

The Brussels Shakespeare Society presents:
‘The Winter’s Tale’ by William Shakespeare

‘Thou met’st with things dying; I with things newborn’

Directed by Esther Pozo Vera
January 24-28 2017, Matinee 14.30, 28th.
Rue Mercelis 13 – Bxl 1050

One of Shakespeare’s ‘Late Romances’, The Winter’s Tale explores in the most moving way the great themes of loss and redemption, the destructive – and redemptive – power of love…

Tickets here…

BATS: Jack and the Beanstalk (28-30 Jan 2017)

Can Jack, his Mum, Simon, Daisy the Cow and Flunkit save poor Demelza from a fate worse than death? Will the sneaking, snivelling Slime succeed in bringing the Giant’s foul plan to a successful conclusion, or will Edena the Eco Fairy come to the rescue? .

BATS is delighted to present a classic reworking of the beloved fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, by Ben Crocker, directed by Barry O’Halpin.

Arenberg Schouwburg, Sat 28 January 2017 at 20:15, Sun 29 January 2017 at 15:00, Mon 30 January 2017 at 20:15. Bookings online

ECC: A Wilde Evening (16-20 May 2017)

The ECC will be staging two one-acts plays from 16-20 May at the Warehouse Studio Theatre, Rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels. Tickets are available from http://thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc.

A Woman of No Importance (Oscar Wilde) – Directed by Conrad Toft

The ECC will be staging an abridged version of Oscar Wilde’s satire A Woman of No Importance here in Brussels from 16-20 May and at FEATS Frankfurt for one performance between 2 and 5 June. With his usual wit, Wilde takes us on an epic romp of Victorian high society exposing scandals and delivering his fine repartee at every opportunity.

The Impotence of Being Frank (Joe Wilde) – Directed by Hugh Dow

The Impotence of Being Frank is a short farce intended as a tribute to Oscar Wilde and Joe Orton, in which a tenacious detective manically – and ultimately successfully – tracks down the perpetrator of a crime that wasn’t committed. It is the first play by a highly renowned Brussels based biographer and academic, writing under the pseudonym of Joe Wilde. The play, originally written for the radio has never been performed before.

Slovak Theatre in London: Academy for Women (10 June 2017)

Joe and Lisa found a legal charitable Academy for Women to shelter young street prostitutes and strippers in Elko County, State Nevada. The Academy is the first place in the world where women get access to both, sex work and studies. What results can this peculiar programme produce? We invite you to take a turn in the street of shame, to look straight in glass windows, far behind smiles, underwear and naked skin of prostitutes.

The Slovak Theatre in London, who brought a very successful show to Brussels earlier this year are returning with another show, Academy for Women, in English at 20:00 on 10 June 2017 (and in Slovak at 20:00 on 9 June and 22:00 on 10 June).

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/429849954052289/

ETC: Auditions (19-22 April 2017)

ETCetera: Auditions: 2 short plays based on brothers Grimm (April 19th, 22nd)

2 plays loosely based on Grimm’s fairy tales in the last week of October 2017; theatre Le Foyer (upstairs at Centre Culturel d’Auderghem): please note these plays are not for children!
• Snow: a play in 3 short acts, with parts in English, German, and possibly Spanish: Director: Diana Cardona Gomez
• Etre le loup: in French: Director Christine Marchand

Auditions for both plays on Wed 19th April at 20.00 and Saturday 22nd April at 11.00: 81 boulevard Louis Schmidt, 1040 Brussels.
Please let us know by mail if you are interested, and to which audition you can come; if you are interested but cannot come to either audition, please let us know and we will find another opportunity to meet.

Email: info.etcetera@gmail.com or call Peter Willis at 0475 420 647
Play 1: “Snow”: by Jennifer Williams
Part 1: English speaking:
• Queen: female 30-40.
• King: male 50-70
• Snow White 1: young girl 12-14
• Snow White 2: female 17- 30
• New Queen: female 30-50
Part 2: German speaking:
• Frauen 1 und 2: females: 30-80
• Dwarves (singing offstage in German)
• Snow White 2: female 17- 30
Part 3: English speaking or possibly Spanish speaking
• Prince: man 17-30
• Snow White 2: female 17- 30
• Queen Mother: female 40-50
• Servant: male or female 50-90

This is a modern take on the Snow White story, originally written as an opera libretto, with incidental music. However you don’t need to be a singer.
If you want to contact the Director, please email diana.teatro@live.de

Play 2 : « Etre le loup »: de Bettina Wegenast

Francophone :

Pour la partie francophone du spectacle, nous recherchons 4 acteurs pour la pièce “Etre le loup”.
Les rôles sont les suivants: (âge 25 à 40)
• LOCKE (H) – un petit mouton qui devient le chasseur (âge 25 à 40)
• KALLE (H) – un grand mouton qui devient le loup (âge 25 à 45)
• NAIN (H ou F) – directeur/directrice d’une agence d’interim (âge 40 à 60)
• RENEE (F) – petite brebis (âge 20 à 30)

Ce conte moderne, inspiré de Grimm, manie ironie et légèreté pour démontrer que l’habit peut faire le moine… avec plus ou moins de succès !
Si vous souhaitez d’autres informations, contactez le metteur en scène, Christine Marchand par courriel: xine.marchand@gmail.com

ITG: Bloomsnight (17 June 2017)

In association with the Embassy of Ireland and TradFest 2017, the Irish Theatre Group asbl will host our annual, end-of-season Bloomsnight gathering at

De Lijsterbes Cultural Centre

Lijsterbessenbomenlaan 6

1950 Kraainem

Saturday 17 June

It is a fun evening of food, drink and entertainment, including drama, poetry and song. Tickets are €20 (including light buffet supper).

Doors open at 7:30pm, when food will be served, and entertainment beginning shortly after 8pm.

Don’t delay. Get your tickets today

BUTT Awards 2017 – Voting is open until 14 September

Better late than never! It’s time to vote in the BUTT awards for the 2016-17 season.

If you have been back-stage or on-stage this season(i.e. mentioned in a programme) you are entitled to vote for your favourites using this online form until 14 September.

This season, we will be having the awards at the opening of the 2017-2018 season on 17 September at Charles Bouchard’s house. Let us know whether you are coming by filling in the details at the end of the voting form above.

If you spot any mistakes in the voting form, please let me know at conradtoft@gmail.com but note that I’ll be travelling a lot in the coming weeks, so you may not get an immediate response.

 

BUTT Awards 2017

The votes have been counted and the awards awarded. The winners of the 2017 Butties are (followed by nominees):

Best Show

  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016)
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017)
  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017)
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (ITG, Feb 2017)
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017)

Best Director

  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Sven Delarivière
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Diana Morton-Hooper, Steven De Mesmaeker, Jeanette Marino
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (ITG, Feb 2017): Noreen Doyle
  • The Government Inspector (ECC, Nov 2016): Anna Holmén
  • The Winter’s Tale (BSS, Jan 2017): Esther Pozo Vera

Best Actor

  • Tony Lowe
  • Benedict Landsbert-Noon
  • Brian Foley
  • Duncan Bakker-Lumsden
  • Jonathan Goldsmith

Best Actress

  • Rachel Cuff
  • Noreen Doyle
  • Rebecca Castermans
  • Roisin Dore
  • Sophie Thompson

Best Stage Management

  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Stephen Challens
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Marie Rousseaux
  • A Wilde Night Out (ECC, May 2017): Meg Chang, Andy Ing
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Glenn Vaughan
  • The Government Inspector (ECC, Nov 2016): Monica Lövström

Best Set Design and Construction

  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Philip Deeks, Janet Gray, Anna Schallenberg
  • HMS Pinafore (BLOC, Jun 2017): Philip Deeks, John Hiley, John Kenrick, Lilian Horner, and co.
  • Tartuffe (ATC, Sep 2016): Jeremy Zeegers, Chad Reynolds, Kimberly Balquis, Andrew Beckman, and co.
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (ITG, Feb 2017): Roisin Dore, Kevin Brennan, William Mulhern, Simeon Holdship
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Peyton Cimino

Best Lighting

  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Andrew Williams
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Chris Harding, Kjeld Jensen
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Barbara Daw, Ant McCarthy
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Andrew Williams
  • The Government Inspector (ECC, Nov 2016): Conrad Toft, Malinda Coleman

Best Sound

  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Jeremy Thomas, Andy Fisk
  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Kate Maveau
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (ITG, Feb 2017): Genevieve Deering
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Tom Beardslee, Stephen Challens
  • The Winter’s Tale (BSS, Jan 2017): Francis Chapman

Best Costumes

  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Mary Wiklander Williams
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Tonia Jolly, Niki Marlow
  • After Friel (ITG, Oct 2016): Sheila Hewitt
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Fiona McGinnis, Bryony Ulyett, Sheila Hewitt
  • HMS Pinafore (BLOC, Jun 2017): Tonia Jolly

Best Hair and Make-up

  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Elisabeth Munklinde, Irene Del Castillo, Davina Craps, Mary Wiklander-Williams
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Janet Gray, Francoise Salter
  • A Wilde Night Out (ECC, May 2017): Jen Cleal, Annelore Ryan, Bryony Ulyett
  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Elisabeth Munklinde, Irene Del Castillo, Elisabeth Andrews
  • The Winter’s Tale (BSS, Jan 2017): Tracie Ryan, Agnes Andrews

Best Props

  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Louise Thompson & Richard Hampton
  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Fiona McGinnis
  • HMS Pinafore (BLOC, Jun 2017): Isabelle Deneyer
  • The Cripple of Inishmaan (ITG, Feb 2017): Eileen Sutton
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Anna Holmén, Jeremy Zeegers, Meisoon Nasralla

Best Publicity and Design

  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Sven DelaRiviere, James Drew, Kristina Kardum, Meabh Maguire
  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Eva Konrad-Just
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Hannah Riley
  • Tartuffe (ATC, Sep 2016): Jeremy Zeegers, Carrie Ellwanger
  • The Crucible (ATC, Mar 2017): Julieta Tourne

Best Producer

  • A Christmas Carol (BLOC, Nov 2016): Meera Laurijssen, Martin Blackwell
  • After Friel (ITG, Oct 2016): Eileen Sutton, Sinéad Meehan
  • Cinderella (ECC, Jan 2017): Boff Muir
  • Henry IV (BSS, Jun 2017): Janet Middleton, Kate Maveau
  • Tartuffe (ATC, Sep 2016): Carrie Ellwanger

Best Newcomer

  • Sven Delarivière
  • Davina Craps
  • Emma Gormley
  • James Hogan
  • Jody Quirke

Golden Butt for Outstanding Achievement

  • Anna Holmén – for caring for the Warehouse
  • Janet Middleton – for always being there
  • Graham Vincent – for outstanding performances and work behind the scenes

Alan Kenway Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Hugh Dow
  • Diana Morton-Hooper
  • Graham Andrews
  • The Late Peter Martin