Quintessence (ITG: 27 Nov – 1 Dec ’07)

Quintessence - an evening of Synge & Yeats

‘Quintessence’, an evening of Synge & Yeats


The next ITG production is ‘Quintessence’ is an evening of drama by two giants of the Irish written word: J. M. Synge & W. B. Yeats.


A young girl elopes with the man she loves and hopes to escape her destiny.

An old woman mourns her sons.

A suspicious husband sets a trap for his wayward wife.

Two tramps wander through a ruined house between time and eternity.

Experience the hauntingly powerful quintessence of Irish drama from 27 November to December 1. Tickets cost 16 euros (or 12 euros for students or groups of 20 or more).

Honour (ECC: 4-8 Dec ’07)


Award-winning play about the dissection of a marriage seen from four different perspectives – the wife, the husband, the mistress and the daughter.  Author Joanna Murray-Smith won her first of two Premier Literary Awards with Honour, written in 1995 and now translated into 20 languages.   Lyn Wainwright takes the role of Honor which has been played by Meryl Streep, Diana Rigg, and for which Eileen Atkins won an Olivier for her London performance.  Both Martin Jarvis and Corin Redgrave have played George which will be played by Philip Deeks, with Sara Murray as Claudia and Jennifer Rankin as Sophie.

Payment may be made by bank transfer to the English Comedy Club 310 0627727-29.  Proof of payment is required when collecting tickets and the name of the person collecting the tickets should be given on the transfer slip or computer printout.  We reserve the right to sell unpaid tickets at the Box Office 15 minutes before curtain up.

ITG: Dancing at Lughnasa (24-29 Nov 2008)

The Irish Theatre Group is delighted to invite you to Nick Roche’s upcoming production of the Brian Friel play


‘Dancing at Lughnasa’


Monday 24 November – Saturday 29 November 2008 at 8pm

Warehouse Studio Theatre, Brussels

Tickets €14


“Ballybeg is off its head, I’m telling you”, says Kate, the prim, repressed head of the Mundy spinsters’ household, as she returns from shopping bearing tales of the forthcoming harvest dance and the fever of excitement it has ignited in the local town. When the five sisters themselves become deranged by the throbbing dance music which suddenly erupts from Marconi, their ‘goddamn bloody useless’ wireless set, we are launched upon a spiral of events which will transform the family home for ever. 

Through the reminiscences of the middle-aged narrator, Michael, we share the wonder and bewilderment of his 7-year-old self, the illegitimate son of the youngest Mundy sister, as he relives the return of his Uncle Jack after 25 years in Africa and two unannounced visits from his father, a feckless charmer, just some of the convulsions unloosed by the summer of 1936. 

Friel’s masterpiece combines a celebration of the human capacity for joy and passion with an aching expression of regret at the unfulfilled yearnings we all carry within us.

Come and enjoy a life-enhancing theatrical experience.