HARLEM HOTEL

Updated 24th November 2016.

Directed by Nataša Vlaović and Julien Farlin.

Musical direction Nataša Vlaović and Julien Farlin.

Performed 16th to 20th November 2016

at Gasperich Parish Hall, Luxembourg.

From the directors of The Jazz Club, Nataša Vlaović and Julien Farlin, we now bring you Harlem Hotel. A show set in a New York hotel in the early 1970s featuring a cast of colourful characters and classic jazz, funk, soul and pop numbers from that period. The evening was staged in cabaret style and included drinks and dinner.

Wed 16, Thu 17, Fri 18th November at 19:30
Sat 19th November at 15:30 and 19:30
Sun 20th November at 14:30
Seating was at tables of 8 and the bar opened 30 minutes before the performance started.
For the evening performances, an optional, two course, Indian meal was served by the New Delhi restaurant. For the afternoon performances pastries were on sale.

A Pirate Productions production.


SHOWTIME!

Posted 13th May 2016.

Directed by Eric Gherardi.

Musical direction Eric Gherardi.

Performed on 4th June 2016

at the Veräinshaus, Schifflange.

A Jugendmusek Shëffleng production for the benefit of
Anges d'Afrique a.s.b.l.

WULF!

Posted 13th May 2016.

Written and directed by Stephen Challens.

Performed on 5th May 2016

at the Centre Culturel de Woluwe St-Pierre, Brussels.

A Brussels Shakespeare Society production for FEATS.

FEATS 2016 started with a bang! First up on the FEATS stage on Thursday 5th May was the Brussels Shakespeare Society’s “Wulf”, a reworking of the 11th century epic saga Beowulf staged as only Stephen Challens knows how. Two tribes, Geats and Danes - all women - battle monsters and dragons, in a tale of heroic deeds and bloody deaths. It’s high drama all the way.

Beowulf is one of the oldest works in the English language. An Anglo-saxon tale dating from the 11th century although the original story existed perhaps 250 years earlier than that. Looking at the most exciting parts of the myth. It was told through the eyes of the She-Wolves and the audience was taken into a strange world, where there was danger at every turn.

The picture gallery will give you a brief glimpse into a world of tough women and merciless monsters.

WULF! finale images © 2016 Stephen Challens.

OLIVER!

Posted 13th May 2016.

Written by Lionel Bart.

Directed by Niel Johnson.

Performed 14th to 17th April 2016

at the Kinneksbond, Mamer.

A Pirate Productions and New World Theatre Club production

Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in 1830s England. His mother, whose name no one knows, is found on the street and dies just after Oliver’s birth. Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in a badly run workhouse where he is bullied into asking for more food by the other young orphans. He narrowly escapes a beating and is eventually apprenticed to a local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. Desperately unhappy, Oliver runs away at dawn and travels to London where he meets Jack Dawkins, a boy his own age. Jack (otherwise known as “The Artful Dodger”) offers him shelter in the London house of his benefactor, Fagin.  However, Fagin is actually a career criminal who trains orphan boys to pick pockets for him.  After a few days of training, Oliver is sent on a pickpocketing mission with disastrous results.

With a cast of over 40 children and 40 adults, set in Victorian London, Oliver! is rightly considered a classic of musical theatre and is a joyous evening out for all the family.

This production was performed in English with a live orchestra.

Fagin's gang image © 2016 Alfonso Salgueiro.

DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS MAGICAL CAT

Posted 13th May 2016.

Written by Henri Colens, Cath Howdle, Chris Jones, Oliver Kaye, Izzy Posten, Conrad Toft.

Directed by Conrad Toft and Cath Howdle.

Performed 8th to 10th January 2016

at the Auderghem Cultural Centre, Brussels.

An English Comedy Club production..

Following on from the successful productions of Jack & the Beanstalk in December 2013 and Aladdin in January 2015, the ECC proudly presented a brand new panto – Dick Whittington and His Magical Cat!

This well-loved British tale is (very loosely!) based on the legends surrounding Richard Whittington (Lord Mayor of London from 1354-1423) and was told with humour and energy – great fun for all the family.

Dick, Tommy and Fairy Bow-Bells image © 2016 Julia Coleman