2023-2024

ITG Ulster American 17-21 Oct 2023

A new play by David Ireland

A London flat belonging to a successful but nervous theatre producer. He is entertaining a Hollywood Oscar winner, who is to grace his new play written by yet-to-arrive Ruth. 
They discuss women, politics, cinema and tee-totalism. The American, a proud Irish-American, glories in the Hibernian authenticity of the script and relishes meeting the writer. Rehearsals start tomorrow. There is a little tension between the producer and the actor, but nothing that can’t be managed.
Until, that is, Ruth turns up.

Ulster American toys with identity, gender, faux woke-ism, shallow national romanticism, and artisitic pretentiousness. And while that might sound very heavy, The Guardian (2019) said: “David Ireland’s heady black comedy, a satire as timely as it is riotous, (…) If Jacobean revenge tragedies were played as uproarious comedy, they’d look like this.”

Tickets: thelittleboxoffice.com/itg/

BSS: King Charles III (24-28 Oct 2023)

The Brussels Shakespeare Society presents ‘King Charles III’ by Mike Bartlett.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s History Plays, in 2014 Mike Bartlett produced a modern day ‘imagined future’ about the current monarchy. Since it opens with the funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth, one might think real events have now overtaken Bartlett’s play, but not so…

Firstly, one soon realises just how prescient the playwright was about those real events, as Charles grapples with imposing his own personality and convictions on the institution he now heads. But also as the play develops – with a clash of principle with both Parliament and family – it builds a credible and steadily increasing tension, leading towards a finale one can easily believe might still happen.

Indeed, it is not fanciful to think it could have happened in very first few weeks of Charles’ reign – when Downing Street bluntly instructed him not to attend the COP27 Climate summit in Egypt, an issue so close to his heart…

First performed in 2014, ‘King Charles III’ garnered wide praise from the press.

DATES
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th of October 2023, at 20:00.
and Matinee on Saturday 28th at 14:30.

VENUE: Petit Théâtre Mercelis, Rue Mercelis, 13, 1050  Ixelles

Tickets

ECC: Rules For Living (14-18 Nov 2023)

The English Comedy Club presents Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft at the Warehouse Studio Theatre, opening on 14 November 2023. Click on the link below to get your tickets!

In this “wildly funny” (The Age) play, two adult sons come home for Christmas with their respective partners. Building on the best tradition of Alan Ayckbourn, and going a bit further, Holcroft takes us through this familiar set-up to deliver laughter, tears, and a few home truths.

Let the bedlam begin!

Directed by Antonia Mochan. Produced by Kerry Lydon.

Cast: Shannon Damery, Leslie Holden, Lauren Holleboom, Kirstie Millar, Silvia Scaglia, Conrad Toft, Sammy van Greuningen

Tickets on sale here.

BLOC: Young Frankenstein (23-26 Nov 2023)

Stage Director – Andrew Fisk, Music Director – Steven De Mesmaeker

When Frederick, grandson of the late infamous Victor von Frankenstein, has to visit Transylvania to sort out Victor’s estate, he has absolutely no intention to create a monster… but things of course don’t turn out quite as planned and chaos ensues! Mel Brooks’ adaptation of his cult movie of the same name combines the glamour of Broadway with his monstrous sense of humour. Packed full of catchy tunes, witty one-liners and of course the legendary “Putting on the Ritz”, this show is guaranteed to leave you “in stitches”! Live Orchestra!

Venue: Auderghem Cultural Centre

Tickets here…

ECC: Jack and the Beanstalk (26-28 Jan 2024)

The ECC is proud to present Jack and the Beanstalk at the Auderghem Cultural Centre from 26-28 January 2024!

Jack is back! Jack Twanky (Kriti Bami) needs to find money to stop his mother, Widow Twanky (Kieran Watkins), losing their farm to the villainous Baron Hardup (Pieter Gossens). Along the way, we’ll meet Simple Simon (Nathan Daly) and Goldilocks (Cara Davies), Milka the cow, Red Bull, Jill Hardup (Eliza Popper) and many others.

Conrad Toft (director) and Hannah Riley (choreographer) are putting together a wild show for you, so come along and enjoy it!  Bring your energy, your families and your friends to help Jack defeat the evil, old giant before he gobbles up the villagers of Murky Botham.

Friday, 26 January – 8pm 
Saturday, 27 January & Sunday, 28 January – 1.30pm & 5pm

Tickets: Adult 20€, Child 16€ (Child tickets valid for ages 0-15) from http://thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc
For any questions about group bookings and payment issues, please email info@ecc.theatreinbrussels.com

ATC: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (30 Jan – 3 Feb 2024)

The American Theatre Company is proud to present this classic American play by Tennessee Williams, directed by Carrie Ellwanger.

Set in Mississippi in 1955, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a classic family drama soaking in secrets, recriminations, and booze.

Venue: The Jacques Franck cultural center in Saint-Gilles.

Start time: 7:30 pm. Doors (and bar) open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets available at: https://www.billetweb.fr/cat-on-a-hot-tin-roof

The play is in three acts, so there will be two intermissions of fifteen minutes each. To avoid a long wait at the bar during the intermissions, please take advantage of the option to pre-order your intermission drinks before the start of the show. Just stop by the pre-order station in the lobby to select and pay for your drinks. Your refreshments will be waiting for you at the start of the intermission(s) so that you don’t have to waste time waiting in line!

Please be aware that the play is not suitable for children under age 12. Babies and young children will not be admitted into the auditorium. Thank you for your understanding.

If you would like to organize tickets for a school group (of students over 12 years of age), please go to the ticketing website and click on the “send a message” button. Message us with your request, and one of our team members will be in touch. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. Enjoy the show! 

ITG: Irish Shorts (12-15 March 2024)

(NOTE: No Saturday performance)

A selection of short plays from Ireland.

Love, relationships, lack of love, lack of relationships. Good things, not so good things, funny, poignant, thought provoking and thoroughly entertaining.

Love in a Glass Jar by Nancy Harris
You’ll think about your hotel room differently, next time you check in. The unexpected and significant life events and the key decisions that can happen in such sterile places.

I heart Alice heart I by Amy Conroy
Two women, of a certain age, are bringing it all up. Shying away from nothing as they review the decades that have gone before

And some bonus pieces…

Book your tickets

Performance starts at 8pm

Warehouse Studio, rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels

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ATC: Circle Mirror Transformation (21-30 March 2024)

How can we break the patterns that chain us down? Annie Baker’s profoundly human play addresses this question through an intimate look at five slightly lost souls in rural Vermont who meet in an unconventional acting class. Over the course of six weeks they find connection, disappointment, heartbreak, and transformation through the power of self-expression – and of everything left unsaid.

This ATC production is directed by Quentin Clemens who made his directorial debut in 2022 with Almost, Maine.

Playing at the Warehouse Studio Theatre, rue Waelhem 69A, 1030 Schaerbeek

Show starts at 8:00 pm. Doors and bar open at 7:30.

Tickets at: https://www.billetweb.fr/circle-mirror-transformation

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Green Parrot: Alice Through The Looking Glass (21-24 March 2024)

Green Parrot Productions is delighted to present the official Belgian premiere of “Alice through the Looking Glass“, a new musical by Piers Chater Robinson and Chris Blackwood, directed by Kathy Lemerle, Jenny Clarkson, Klara Poelemans and with musical direction by Vivienne McKay.

Step through the Looking Glass into a wonderland of music, magic and madcap adventure! This fabulous, fun show brings you 12 original songs that you will be humming long after the curtain has closed, witty dialogue and a lot of visual comedy, performed by a large multinational cast of children and adults, and suitable for musical theatre lovers of all ages!

Venue: W:HALLL, Avenue Thielemans 93, 1150 Woluwe-St Pierre

Dates: 21st to 24th March 2024

Tickets available from January 2024 via the website: www.greenparrot.productions

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ECC: Ten by Ten (17-27 Apr 2024)

The ECC is proud to present Ten by Ten, a compilation of short plays with a loopy attitude written by Andrew Biss, directed by Heli Pärna and performed by an international cast at the Warehouse Studio Theatre from 17-27 April 2024.

What do you get when you put together 10 plays, each 10 minutes long? Play along and find out!

  • 10 down – a lighthearted play with roots in realism
  • 17 across – an upended theatrical custom 
  • 27 down – the space between reality and fiction
  • 10 across – wry and uproarious

Tickets (€17) available from https://thelittleboxoffice.com/ecc.

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BLOC: Legally Blonde (19 Apr-5 May 2024)

SHOW DATES: 21st-24th of November. Stage Director – Cath Howdle; Music Director – Steven De Mesmaeker.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Introductory evening incl. chorus audition preparation  
Friday, 19 April 2024, 20:00-22:00 at De Bosuil

Practices for chorus and principals, especially newcomers  
Saturday, 20 April 2024, 14:00-18:00 at De Bosuil  
Sunday, 21 April 2024, 10:00-13:00 at De Bosuil

Chorus auditions and first round of principal auditions  
Saturday, 27 April 2024, 14:00-18:00 at De Lijsterbes

Principals auditions  
Saturday, 4 May 2024, 13:30-18:00 at De Lijsterbes

Callbacks  
Sunday, 5 May 2024, 10:00-13:00 at De Kam

NEWCOMERS WELCOME

De Bosuil: Witherendreef 1, 3090 Overijse  
De Lijsterbes: Lijsterbessenbomenlaan 6, 1950 Kraainem  
De Kam: Beekstraat 172, 1970 Wezembeek-Oppem

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