Diary of Events
February-2018
NWTC Acting workshop
Sunday 25th of February 10:00 - 16:00

Our sister club, NWTC (New World Theatre Club), has organised an acting workshop on Sunday 25 February from 10:00 - 16:00 to be held at the Waldorf School.  It is open to all - NWTC members and non-members alike as well as students. 

The tutor, Mitch Mitchelson, is a highly experienced and respected performer, actor, director and teacher based in the UK.  Many people in Luxembourg will know him from the Summer School, LEATSS, which is held every year just across the border in Clairefontaine, Belgium. 

For this workshop, Mitch will be teaching us how Laban technique can help actors project any physical or emotional state by the way he/she moves and the way he/she speaks. 

It promises to be highly informative and enjoyable and with Mitch, there is always oodles of humour to accompany the teaching process. 

For more information and how to book, please click on the link below. 

 

Come if you can... you will not regret it.  


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Waldorf School
March-2018
National Theatre Live: JULIUS CAESAR
Thursday 22nd of March 2018

by William Shakespeare

Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. 

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

 Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.


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Utopia Cinema
Harlem Hotel Concert (working Title)
Friday 23rd (Provisionally 8pm start)

This is a concert version of the songs from Harlem Hotel performed at  live recording session.

More details later.


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KINDERTRANSPORT
Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31th of March 2018

BY DIANE SAMUELS


In November 1938 in reaction to the “Kristallnacht”, the growing violence against Jews, Social Democrats and Bolsheviks and the rising Nazi threat, the British government made available permits for children – and only children – from Germany, Austria and other Nazi-occupied territories in Europe to enter the UK safely. Before World War II erupted, nearly 10.000 youngsters, most of them Jewish, had made it to England.

To mark the 80th anniversary of that rescue operation – which became known as the “Kindertransport” – the Théâtres de la Ville are embarking on an international collaboration to produce Diane Samuels’ play inspired by those events. Anne Simon will direct a mixed cast and work with an international team on a production that is set to be performed in the UK and in Luxembourg. Kindertransport approaches the experience of surviving the Holocaust from the unusual perspective of a child who thankfully escapes its horrors but pays a heavy price long after it is over.

Tagged like a piece of luggage, Eva Schlesinger leaves her mother in Hamburg and travels to England, where the well-meaning Lil takes over her upbringing. Little by little, the distraught child grows into a reserved young woman. Her accent fades. And so, presumably, do the old traumas but also her connection with her roots. As a result, she finds a way to cope that redefines her sense of self and creates a new identity. These processes profoundly affect the relationships between all the women in the play. When her own daughter, Faith, preparing to move out of the family home, discovers a box carefully tucked away in the attic, she uncovers links to Eva Schlesinger from all those years before.

With its profound drama of separation, cultural and linguistic dislocation, painful loss of one family then formation of another, and with its attendant sense of betrayal and guilt, Kindertransport draws a simple yet truthful portrait of one child in one time that easily expands to many similar experiences across history. It is even more relevant today than ever.


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Théâtre des Capucins
May-2018
A MAN OF GOOD HOPE
Thursday 17th, Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of May 2018

BASED ON THE BOOK BY JONNY STEINBERG
ADAPTED BY ISANGO ENSEMBLE

THÉÂTRE MUSICAL


South Africa’s Isango Ensemble are breaking new ground with this international co-production. This true story of one refugee’s epic quest across Africa is brought to the Grand Théâtre by Director Mark Dornford-May of London’s Young Vic. This is not simply a story set to music; the music is an intrinsic part of the story. Set up in 2000 by Mark Dornford-May and Pauline Malefane, the Isango Ensemble has drawn on the musical and acting talent of the townships surrounding Cape Town to create revelatory versions of The Mysteries and the award-winning The Magic Flute. Now they have adapted a book by Jonny Steinberg, which tells the story of Asad Abdullahi.

Asad is a young Somali refugee with a painful past, miraculous good luck and a brilliant head for business. After years in a refugee camp and hustling on the streets of Ethiopia, he sets off for the promised land of South Africa. But when he arrives, he discovers the violent reality of life in the townships – and his adventures really begin.

The set is cleverly mastered to evoke life in the townships, and the passing of time. Doors that have to be crawled through or climbed over or get slammed in the face are an eloquent recurring motif on the bare, raked stage, with its rusty, corrugated-iron horizon. Mandisi Dyantyis’ score is played on marimbas, which can sound, by turns, aggressive, bony and yet full of life. Music is a unique part of a story that is told through exuberant songs and dance. The tunes are clan songs, which serve as recognition and stir memories.


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Grand Théâtre / Studio