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Thu 8 19:30, Fri 9 19:30, Sat 10 14:30 & 19:30 Sun11th

Mel Brooks'

Young Frankenstein

Centre Culturel Kinneksbond - Marmer
27th to 29th November 2018

Be prepared to enter seventies Britain with Donna Summer’s music top of the hit parade and adults behaving disgracefully in Mike Leigh’s hilarious masterpiece of situation comedy, Abigail’s Party. Leigh insists that it was never his intention to write a reflection of the “state of the nation”, but rather the play came from an intuitive sense of the spirit of the times, and from a growing personal fear of, and frustration with, the suburban existence.

Beverly and husband Laurence are entertaining their newly wed neighbours. Joining them is twitchy divorcee Sue, banished from the party of her teenage daughter. Over a stack of cheesy-pineapple sticks, small talk and splashes of alcohol, the appalling host’s soiree soon descends into chaos. As the sniping begins, this delicious comedy cracks open social climbing suburbia to savagely funny effect.

Director Douglas Rintoul’s outstanding productions, Design for Living, Closer, Invisible, As You Like It and his 2017 production, The Crucible have in the past enthralled Luxembourg audiences. For this original but faithful look at an iconic classic he's collaborating with the brilliant production designer Lee Newby, fresh from his West End hit, Labour of Love. Abigail’s Party is a co-production with Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, Derby Theatre, Wiltshire Creative and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

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Grand Théâtre / Studio
11th, 12th, 17th, 22nd and 23rd of January 2019

Following her critically acclaimed production of Kindertransport, which premiered at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch to rave reviews and then toured Luxembourg and the UK, Anne Simon returns this season with a repertoire she loves and handled so well in her production of All New People in 2016: the edgy, witty, and dark American comedy.

Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird is an irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s famous The Seagull, containing all the intensity, tragedy and most importantly the humour which Chekhov was a master at, while maintaining the essence of Chekhov’s iconic story – and the bird in the title.

Kind, hopeful Dev suffers from an unrequited love for Mash, who is desperately in love with Con, a passionate playwright, who is deeply in love with Nina, his beautiful, vibrant muse, who seems to love him back, until she becomes entranced by Trigorin, a literary star who happens to be dating Con’s mother Emma, a successful, but terribly commercial actress – in the eyes of her son. With a dead bird, a gun, and a little help from the audience, Con might be able to win Nina’s heart again or at least feed his own tentative, morbid creativity...

In this funny and compassionate reboot of Chekhov’s classic, Posner has created a strong, energetic ensemble piece, a hilarious and moving meditation on love, life, and art. Whereas The Seagull already deals with the timeless battle between young and old, past and present, theatre and reality in search of the true meaning of it all, Posner’s template will see Anne Simon take this premise a step further. She intends to push the boundaries of the play within a play as her version will see a troupe of mixed international actors try to mount the Russian dramatist’s expectationladen coming-of-age story. In the process, they might well end up facing the same questions and struggles as the characters in the play: reconsidering how art, love, and revolution fuel their own individual pursuit of happiness.

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Théâtre des Capucins
New World Theatre Club: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
February 27-March 3 2019

directed by John Brigg.

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Kultuhaus, Mersch
Pirates 40th Anniversary
June 15th 7pm

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Hotel Parc Alvisse