2017-2018

The 2017-2018 Season

ETCetera: 2 Grimm plays (19, 22 April 2017)

ETCetera is putting on 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 .

We are holding auditions for both plays on Wed 19th April at 20.00 and Saturday 22nd April at 11.00. Address: 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

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ECC: Life Reflected (20,22,25 June 2017)

The ECC announces auditions for …
Something a little different

Life Reflected will be an evening of poetry readings, devised and staged by Malinda Coleman.  The poems chosen will revolve around big life themes, and will include both old favourites and new discoveries.

Malinda would ideally like six readers: three couples of three age-groups: young (20s-30s) adults, middle-aged, and the pre-old …  Everyone auditioning is invited to bring along a favourite shortish poem, but this is not obligatory.

Auditions will take place at the Warehouse on 20 & 22 June at 19.30; and 25 June at 14.00.


Performances within the period November 5 -18 2017 (possibly not the full 5 performances per week).

For further information about this project, you can e-mail Malinda at malinda_coleman@hotmail.com

ECC: Hugh Dow poetry readings & music (15-16 Sept 2017)

For Those who Know Hugh Dow –   LET’S HAVE A PARTY

Hugh Dow is holding hour-long poetry and music evenings on the 15th and 16th September.

Some of Brussel’s finest actors will be reading poems which have sustained and delighted him over 65 years. The music will be judiciously added, as tonic to gin, for dilution.

To justify the somewhat extravagant title there will be bubbly and small eats after.

To book just call 0475 65 68 51. There will be no admission charge

ECC: Snow White (24 September 2017)

Auditions for Snow White
(Onstage – CC Auderghem, 16-21 January 2018)

Chorus auditions are coming! They will be held from 11-12:30 pm on Sunday, 24 September at the Warehouse Studio Theatre (Rue Waelhem 69a, 1030 Brussels) in the bar room.

If you would like to come along, you can help us by filling in this audition form online

 

Hope to see lots of you at the auditions!

If you are unable to attend the auditions, but would like to be considered, please contact us at conradtoft@gmail.com.

ITG: Waiting for Godot (6-7,10-14th Oct 2017)

Warehouse Studio Theatre

Director: Tim Myers

ALL performances are now SOLD OUT.
The waiting list is over-subscribed, there is no point adding more names. Sorry!

All is not lost…not yet at least…

People get delayed at work, a babysitter cancels, or ticket holders arrive late because they strangely expect they will find parking but don’t (parking is nearly impossible in the area).

You can turn up at the theatre, doors open at 7:30pm, you can wait in the bar area, and any seats not taken by curtain up (we don’t actually have a curtain!) will be reallocated. No promises, but if you don’t try, you won’t see it, and that’ll be that.

ETCetera: Grim Tales (23-29 October 2017)

ETCetera (Becket, Don Juan and the Stone Guest, Mr Choufleury etc) presents an evening of two short plays loosely based on Grimm brothers’ well known tales:

Etre le Loup – a comic and somewhat violent tale about some sheep and a wolf, in French, with surtitles in English; based on an original play by Bettina Wegenast.

Directed by Christine Marchand

Snow – an updating of 3 episodes in the life of Snow White, in English, German and Spanish, with surtitles in French or English; based on a text by J L Williams originally written for opera.

Directed by Diana Cardona Gomez

Theatre: Le Foyer, Centre Culturel d’Auderghem, Boulevard du Souverain 183, 1160 Brussels.

Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 October 2017 at 20.00, Sunday 29 October at 15.00

Tickets €16 (€14 for 5-9 tickets, €12 for 10 tickets or more):

tickets.etcetera@gmail.com

Tel : 0473 715 383

www.europeantheatreclub.eu

ECC: Life reflected (9-18 Nov 2017)

The ECC’s first production for the 2017-2018 season will be something a little different.

LIFE REFLECTED is an evening of poetry staged and directed by Malinda Coleman

9-11 and 16-18 November 2017 at 8pm
The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Rue Waelhem 69, 1030 Schaerbeek

Tickets:  €15 from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc

Malinda Coleman writes: Poetry offers us the pleasure of language played and experimented with, but also can show us things about our experiences that make us feel and understand them differently, more intensely. Inspired by the Shakespearean “seven ages of man”, this collection traces our lives from the beginning to the beginning of the end … encompassing childhood, romance and coupling, parenthood, the challenges of our workaday lives, and the experiences that come along later in life.  The poems I have chosen are from both old familiar authors and many unknown contemporary poets.

It sounds serious! But expect to be surprised …I have been lucky to find an exciting group of readers, relative newcomers Agathe Osinski and James Hogan, combined with favourite familiars: Janet Middleton, Liz Ross, David Steen and Mark Prescott. First rehearsals designed to whittle down the long list of poems I compiled have already shown us something of the delight and pleasure this evening will provide.

ATC: Picasso At The Lapin Agile (30 Nov-9 Dec)

ATC presents:

‘Picasso At The Lapin Agile’ by Steve Martin

Directed by Jeremy Zeegers

Dates:
30th of Nov, 1st, 2nd & 5th to 9th of December, 8pm

Venue:

The Warehouse Studio Theatre, 69a Waelhemstraat, Schaerbeek.

Tickets available here (€15)

 

It’s 1904. Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso – both in their twenties, neither of them yet famous – spend an evening at a bar called the Lapin Agile in Montmartre, Paris.

When two of the most inspired minds of the 20th century meet by chance, sparks fly. But is it genius igniting or egos flaring when an artist and a scientist – each destined to revolutionize an era – square off and size each other up? Continue reading

BUTT Awards 2018

Show:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Director:
Stephen Challens – Amadeus (ECC)

Producer:
Joanna Jack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Actor:
Geoffrey Mamdani: Troilus (Troilus and Cressida, BSS); Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, BSS); Salieri (Amadeus, ECC)

Actress:
Noreen Doyle: Woman (Woman and Scarecrow, ITG)

Stage Management:
Joanna Jack – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Set Design and Construction:
Richard Hampton and Team – Steel Magnolias (ATC)

Lighting:
Andrew Williams – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Sound:
Sarah Janss – Troilus and Cressida (BSS)

Costumes:
Mary Wiklander Williams, Maralee Hull, Sheila Hewitt, Nicole Vangijsel – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Hair and Make-up:
Davina Craps, Bryony Ulyettt, Kathy Lemerle, Mary Wiklander-Mary Wiklander Williams, Tracie Ryan, Agnes Andrews – Steel Magnolias (ATC)

Props:
Erica Faller, Živa Černec – Steel Magnolias (ATC)

Publicity and Design:
Graham Andrews, Ariadne Kypriadi, Neale McDonald – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BSS)

Best Newcomer:
Djavan van de Fliert

Golden Butt for Outstanding Achievement:
Robynn Colwell / Steve O’Byrne

Alan Kenway Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Tim Myers

Congratulations to all of the winners and many thanks to everyone (including the 1027 people actually credited in programmes) who helped make the 2017-2018 Theatre in English season – both in Brussels and beyond – such a roaring success.

ITG: Woman and Scarecrow (27 Feb – 3rd Mar 2018)

By Marina Carr

ALL performances are now SOLD OUT : Waiting list now in operation. Please send email to itg.asbl@gmail.com stating your preferred date(s) and number of tickets. In addition, if tickets become available (due to cancellation), and if there is no one on the waiting list for that performance, then you will be able to book them via the link below… so do check.

At a critical time in her life, a woman is forced to confront her life choices. Visions of what might have been, what should have been, what wasn’t.

Did things have to be this way?

In this honest and hard-hitting lament to lost potential, there is nowhere left to hide. Jody Quirke brings Marina Carr’s brilliant, original and thought-provoking play to life.

Performance starts at 8pm.

Tues 27th Feb to Sat 3rd March 2018 at The Warehouse Studio Theatre.

Tickets : €16