NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Posted 13th May 2016.

Based on the Tim Burton film.

Written by Linda Lang.

Directed by Kim Lang.

Performed in Summer 2008

Schutrange Community Hall, Schutrange.

A Musical Fans Schutrange production.

Sprache : Deutsch

Lieder : Deutsch

Alter : Erwachsene und Jugendliche, eignet sich für Kinder ab 6 Jahre

Dauer : 70 Minuten

Inhalt : Jack Skellington, ein angesehener Bürger aus Halloweentown, ist es leid immer wieder die gleichen Feste zu feiern. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach etwas Neuem und kommt in den Zauberwald. Durch eine verzauberte Tür gelangt er in die Weihnachtswelt, die ihn verzaubert. Er will Weihnachten, sein eigenes Fest machen und plant mit den Bewohnern von Halloweentown dieses Fest zu übernehmen. Sie lassen den Weihnachtsmann entführen. Sally, die heimlich in Jack verliebt ist, ahnt Schlimmes und will Jack davon abhalten. Aber Jack hört nicht auf sie und so nehmen die Dinge ihren Lauf.


Language: German

Songs: German

Age: Adults and adolescents, suitable for children from 6 years

Duration: 70 minutes

Jack Skellington, a respected citizen of Halloweentown, is bored with always celebrating the same feasts. He embarks on the search for something new and finds the enchanted forest. Through an enchanted door, he enters the world of Christmas that enchants him. He wants to make Christmas his own Festival and plans to take over this festival with the inhabitants of Halloweentown. He wants to be Santa Claus. Sally, who is secretly in love with Jack, thinks this is bad and wants to stop Jack. But Jack won’t listen to her and so things take their course.

THE NATURAL DAUGHTER

Posted 29th April 2016.

Written by J. W. Goethe.

Translated by Edward Seymour.

Directed by John Brigg.

Performed 12th to 15 November 2008

at the Limpertsberg Theatre Space, Luxembourg.

A New World Theatre Club production.

The Natural Daughter was written in 1803 as the third in a sequence of verse plays by Johann Goethe on the theme of exile, the individual and society. Edward Seymour has retranslated the verse into 21st century English.

‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ – the words that ushered in the age of revolution – unleashed a tsunami of violence and turmoil, first in America and then in France, whose effects were felt throughout the world. This conflict between noble ideals and the suffering that they can cause is at the heart of J. W. Goethe’s third classical play, The Natural Daughter.

As part of its 40th Anniversary celebrations, and under the patronage of the British Ambassador to Luxembourg, the New World Theatre Club presented an English-language adaptation of the play.

This production is based on a new translation by Edward Seymour of Die natürliche Tochter, first performed in Weimar in 1803. Inspired by the memoirs of Stéphanie de Bourbon-Conti, a charismatic figure who toured Germany after the French Revolution and claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of the French king’s brother, the play uses her story to examine the impact of extraordinary events on ordinary people’s lives.

The Natural Daughter draws on both French and English dramatic traditions. It focuses on the father-daughter relationship and sounds echoes from Goethe ’s earlier play Iphigenia but also from The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, whose works Goethe greatly admired. In this imaginative production directed by John Brigg, a veteran of many productions in Luxembourg over the years, an international cast brings to life a wide range of well-rounded characters.

GOING UNDERGROUND

Posted 29th April 2016.

Written by Christopher Morgan.

Directed by Linda Lane.

Performed 3rd May 2008

at the Dieselverkstaden, Stockholm, Sweden.

An AATG production for FEATS.

I was asked to step in at the last minute as the AATG lighting guy, Hans van Bemmelen, had to withdraw for personal reasons. But he had created a well documented plan, which helped ease the panic.

The setting is a carriage of a London Underground train, early one spring morning. Seven very different characters reveal the purpose of their current journey and react on their ‘journey’ of life.

These four men and three women share stories, histories, and philosophies with the audience, but not with each other; though we come to learn a great deal about the characters, they remain strangers to one another. 

MUSIC HALL & "COX AND BOX"

Posted 29th April 2016.

Directed by Pam Carlisle.

Musical Direction Liz Turner and Alan Carlisle.

Original music and arrangements by Alan Carlisle.

Performed 24th to 26th April 2008

at Gasperich Parish Hall.

A Pirate Productions production.

Article from Station.lu

Take a trip down memory lane with Music Hall.

Pirates Productions are putting on a Music Hall at Gasperich Parish Hall this week with nightly performances at 8pm (doors open at 7:30 pm) from THIS EVENING, Thursday 24 April until Saturday 26 April.

The Music Hall is directed by Pamela Carlisle with Graham Fairfax-Jones as Master of ceremonies and Liz Turner on piano. The first act includes a dozen items in true Music Hall fashion, involving song – both accompanied and barber-shop unaccompanied -, dance, recitation … and puppets, yes puppets!

At yesterday evening’s dress rehearsal it was difficult to pick out specific highlights as the show was full of energy, great performances and lots of laughts from the off. Alison Kingsbury gives an exuberant performance as Burlington Bertie, Fiona Turner wants to, and does, sing opera, Steve Preston’s powerful tenor in Excelsior (with a supporting role by the puppets), the barbershop quartet and Anglea Milne’s take on the Snow White fairytale and “If I were a Lady” – are all worth the ticket price alone.

After the interval, the show takes on a different flavour with a Sing-Song – a great way to warm up after the break – and Sing-a-Long either side of the Cox and Box operetta. First performed in 1867, it involves three on-stage characters played by Brian Parker, Alan Carlisle and Stuart Alexander. The storyline involves a landlord and two tenants who find out that they share the same room (one works at night) and the same woman.