Diary of Events
 
January-2020
BGT at Abbaye de Neumünster - The Best of Men, The Worst of Men
Wednesday 22 January to Saturday 25 January at 20:00 (additional matinee performance on Saturday 25 January at 15:00)

BGT presents

The Best of Men, The Worst of Men

Charles Dickens, the celebrated English writer and social reformer, had a private life worthy of his own stories. Charles inspired and betrayed, adored and abused the women he encountered.  In this new play, the women who knew and loved him tell that story. His female relatives and friends, including his wife and teenage mistress, consider whether Charles was the best of men … or the worst of men. 

This is a new play written by June Lowery.  

Running time: Unknown.  Tickets: Adults €20, Students €10.  Centre Cultural Abbaye de Neumünster.  Reservations: www.neimenster.lu or call +352 26 20 52 444.

Location: Abbaye de Neumünster (Salle Robert Krieps) (28 rue Münster, Luxembourg, L-2160)
NWTC, Writer's Group Meeting
Thursday 23 January at 19:00

NWTC is organising the next 

Writer's Group Meeting

No previous experience is necessary.

It is being held at the Theaterstuff, 49 allée Scheffer, L-2520 Luxembourg

Running time: +/-2.5h. To reserve: Contact Chantelle - 661 802 193 or chantellebonnici@hotmail.com.

Location: Theaterstuff, 49 allée Scheffer, L-2520 Luxembourg
LEAPA, 'Pictionary' evening
Monday 27 January at 19:30

LEAPA is organising a

Pictionary evening

Enjoy team games and drawing?  For those that don't know Pictionary, it is a drawing game where one person draws and other players try to guess what is being drawn. You can play it with four or more people in two teams.  Basically,  Pictionary is charades with drawing!

Running time: 2-2.5h.  Entrance is few but seating is limited.  To reserve: info@leapa.eu.  Deadline: Sunday 26 January.  

Location: Foyer Européen (10 rue Heinrich Heine, Luxembourg-Centre, L-1729)
 
February-2020
LEAPA, Jazz Concert with Sultry
Tuesday 4 February at 20:00

LEAPA presents

Jazz Concert with Sultry 

Sultry is a dynamic a cappella jazz group. Founded in 2017 and based in Luxembourg, the group is composed of singers from various countries and cultures who are all passionate about singing a variety of jazz, pop, and gospel tunes. Sultry uses their voices to create an intense atmosphere ranging from sentimental and exuberant to comical. Bringing back the cool elegance of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, the melodiousness of Stevie Wonder and the fun of Disney movies, Sultry's versatility has something to fit any musical taste.

Ticket prices: LEAPA members: €10, Non-members: €15.  To reserve: info@leapa.eu.  Deadline: Saturday 1 February.

Location: Foyer Européen (10 rue Heinrich Heine, Luxembourg-Centre, L-1729)
Anglican Church Arts Festival
Sunday 9 February from 12:30 - 18:30

The Anglican Church is holding its

Annual Arts Festival 

Music, dance, craft and book sales, children's activities, food and drink will be offered during this festival.  

All are welcome.  Entrance is free.  Collection in aid of Stëmm vun der Strooss and Naledi projects.  For more details: https://www.anglican.lu

Location: Konvikt Centre (5 ave Marie-Thérèse, , L-2132 Luxembourg)
Audition for Showtime 3
Sun 9th Feb at 15:00 and Sun 16th Feb at 09:00

Auditions will be held:

  • Sun 16th Feb 2020 09:00 at Harmonie Municipale Schifflange, 2 Quartier Wendel, L-3881 Schifflange
  • Sun 23rd Feb 2020 16:00 at Harmonie Municipale Schifflange, 2 Quartier Wendel, L-3881 Schifflange

The show will be perfomed at Centre Sportif Schifflange

  • Fri 15th May 2020 19:30
  • Sat 16th May 2020 19:30
  • Sun 17th May 2020 14:30 |

More Info

Location: Harmonie Municipale Schifflange (2 Quartier Wendel, Schifflange, L-3881)
NT Live, All My Sons
Thursday 13 February at 19:45 & Sunday 16 February at 19:45

NT live is showing 

All My Sons 

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Running time: 3h. Adults: €19, Over 60s: €14. 

This is a co-production between The Old Vic and Headlong.  

Location: cine Utopia (Avenue de Faïencerie, 16 , Luxembourg - Limpertsberg, 1510)
LEAPA at Foyer Européen, Singing Workshop
Monday 24 February at 19:00

LEAPA presents 

Singing Workshop 

This two hour workshop is open to everyone.  Fees:  LEAPA members: €20, Non-members: €30.  To reserve: info@leapa.eu.  Deadline: Saturday 15 February.  

For more information about the tutor please click on the following link: tps://trgareau.wixsite.com/studio/biography 

Location: Foyer Européen (10 rue Heinrich Heine, Luxembourg-Centre, L-1729)
NWTC, Acting workshop - Introduction and exploration of mask work
Saturday 29 February 14:00 - 17:00

NWTC is organising an

Acting Workshop - Introduction and exploration of mask work

This workshop is being lead by Mitch Michelson who is a free-lance director, teacher and performer. He has worked extensively at drama schools and universities in the UK. He has run workshops for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Youth Theatre.  He also has an international profile running workshops in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Ireland.

Location to be confirmed. Prices: NWTC members: €50; Non-members: €60. To reserve: Rose@nwtc.lu

NWTC is offering a special rate for people who take both workshops (Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March) -  NWTC Members: €130; Non-members: €150.

For more information about the workshops and Mitch, please clink on the link: https://www.nwtc.lu/pages/skills/workshops/upcoming-workshops.php 

Location: Merl St. Gengoul (26 re de St. Hubert, Luxembourg, L-1744)
 
March-2020
NWTC, Acting Workshop - Masks with text, without text and as text
Sunday 1 March 10:00 - 17:00 (with 1 hour break for lunch)

NWTC is organising an

Acting Workshop - Masks with text, without text and as text

This workshop is being lead by Mitch Michelson who is a free-lance director, teacher and performer. He has worked extensively at drama schools and universities in the UK. He has run workshops for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Youth Theatre.  He also has an international profile running workshops in Hong Kong, France, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Ireland.

Location to be confirmed. Prices: NWTC members: €50; Non-members: €60. To reserve: Rose@nwtc.lu.  

NWTC is offering a special rate for people who take both workshops (Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March) -  NWTC Members: €130; Non-members: €150.

For more information about the workshops and Mitch, please click on the link: https://www.nwtc.lu/pages/skills/workshops/upcoming-workshops.php 

Location: Merl St. Gengoul (26 re de St. Hubert, Luxembourg, L-1744)
Festival of English-language School Theatre (F.E.S.T.)
Friday 6 March at 19:00, Saturday 7 March at 14:00 & 19:00, Sunday 8 March at 14:00 & 19:00

Mierscher Kulturhaus is hosting the 

Festival of English-language School Theatre (F.E.S.T.)

This unique festival will give you the chance to enjoy a wide variety of stimulating and entertaining plays and to support the vibrant young talent active in Luxembourg.

The Festival of one-act plays will highlight some of the excellent English-speaking artistic talent which exists among pupils in schools in Luxembourg, but which often passes unnoticed by the wider public.

With English becoming more and more important as the language of communication and business in the modern world, the need for children to use it actively has become a crucial life- skill. Several schools around the Grand-Duchy have in recent years augmented their normal English classes with English theatre options or extracurricular activities. These options give the students a chance not only to improve their language abilities by using it practically on the stage, but also to develop their presentational skills and their self-confidence while learning about theatre arts.

Duration max. 45 min per play, 2 plays per performance.  Age: 13+ Language: English

Tickets: Adults: €24; Students: €12 (Festival Pass - Adults: €60, Students: €30)

To reserve: luxembourgticket.lu or call 47 08 95 1

 

Location: Kulturhaus Mersch (53 rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, Mersch, L-7520)
Independent Little Lies, Footnotes
Sunday 8 March at 17:00

Independent Little Lies presents

Footnotes

Footnotes takes the audience on an unusual journey, not just a simple walk but a collective cry for protest.  More than just a stroll through the feminist movements, this piece explores our questions, research, and sense of responsibility as women in a world where the battle for equality is not yet won. With a hard look at our own privileges, we deconstruct our doubts and ideas about the boxes we live in, whether they be visible or invisible, impossible to bear or deceptively comfortable.

Running time: Unknown.  

 

Location: Abbaye de Neumünster (Salle Robert Krieps) (28 rue Münster, Luxembourg, L-2160)
NT Live, All About Eve
Thursday 12 March at 19:45, Sunday 15 March at 19:45

NT live is showing 

All About Eve 

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Running time: 3h. Adults: €19, Over 60s: €14. To reserve: kinepolis.lu

Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.  

Location:
Escher Theater, Axe
Thursday 19 March at 20:00

Escher Theater presents

 Axe

"Darling, we don’t have any more tea!" "The world is falling apart, it's official. Clinging to their privileges as to the misery of the world, a couple of decadent plutocrats lost touch with reality. By dint of fearing this supposedly hostile exterior, everything breaks down around him: objects, furniture and language.

Become completely paranoid, they live recluse, jabber without tail phrases or head and exhaust themselves remain standing - in the axis. Between the porcelain cat and a bazooka religiously hidden under the dining table, the worst is to be feared…

This piece of theatre has few words. 

Running time: 1h. Adults: €20, €16; Children: €9, €8.  

To reserve: https://theatre.esch.lu/event/axe/ 

Location: Escher Theater (122, rue de l'Alzette, Esch- Alzette, L-4010)
Karaoke Evening with Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday 21 March at 19:00

LEAPA is organising a

Karaoke Evening with a Pot Luck Dinner 

Want to sing some of your favourite tunes and sing along with your friends and others who also enjoy making a complete ass of themselves?   Then come and join us at the Karaoke evening.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information and to reserve: info@leapa.lu

Location: Foyer Européen (10 rue Heinrich Heine, Luxembourg-Centre, L-1729)
LEAPA at Foyer Européen, AGM & Social Event
Monday 30 March at 19:00

LEAPA is holding their 

AGM & Social Event 

Everyone is welcome.  For more information and to reserve: info@leapa.eu.

Location: Foyer Européen (10 rue Heinrich Heine, Luxembourg-Centre, L-1729)
 
April-2020
English Drama Group (Lycée Michel Rodange), A One-Act play
Saturday 25, Sunday 26 April - there are different start times for each performance

English Drama Group from Lycée Michel Rodange (under the direction of Tony Kingston) presents

A One-Act play

Running time: 0h50. Tickets: Unknown. To reserve: www.lmrl.lu

Location: Theatre Ouvert (143 Rte de Thionville, Luxembourg, L-2611)
 
May-2020
TNL, Why?
Saturday 9 May at 20:00

Théâtre National de Luxembourg  presents

Why?

The famous director, Peter Brook, and his longtime partner, Marei-Hélène Estienne, present a new work musing the ultimate questions of existence.  

A poignant reflection created by a theatrical master mind as his career comes to a close, Why? is an extraordinary introspective opus by a relentless artist and visionary. In it he asks: Why theater? What’s it for? What is it about? Brook, who has been based in France since the 1970s, has revolutionized the performing arts around the world for multiple generations of artists through his work and writings.

Theatre is a very dangerous weapon. - These words have been written in the 1920s by one of the most innovative directors the theatre has known, V. E. Meyerhold. He saw all the menacing dangers theatre and art were going through in the 30s in Russia. Until the very last minute, he hoped that the revolution could win, and paid for this with his life.

Running time: Unknown.   Tickets: €25. To book: luxembourgticket.lu, tickets@luxembourgticket.lu or call 47 08 95 1. 

Location: Theatre National du Luxembourg (196 route de Longwy,, Luxembourg-Merl, L-1940)
Showtime 3 -- this is a working title
Friday 15th 19;30, Sat 16th at 19L30 and Sun 17th at 14:30

Pirate Productions and Harmony Municipale Schifflange present:

Showtime 3

Similar to the Showtime 1 & 2 productions, an evening filled with the best moments from various well-known musicals performed by a large wind orchestra, a chorus and solo singers, as well as dancers. The selection contains songs with various themes, from sad and serious to funny and joyful, ensuring that there is a good mix of different emotions and experiences throughout the show.

Some songs or medleys will be played instrumentally just by the orchestra, to feature the full paletteof great sounds it can produce, some songs will have soloists performing them in accurate costume with props and a projected backdrop, some songs will feature 8 to 10 dancers, and some songs will have a chorus with or without soloists. This provides a good mix of different art forms combined to one colourful show.

Location: Centre Sportif Schifflange (12 rue du Parc, Schifflange, L-3872)
 
June-2020
TNL, The Open House
Thursday 11 June at 20:00, Saturday 13 June at 20:00, Tuesday 16 June at 20:00

Théâtre National de Luxembourg  presents

The Open House

Father and Mother have united Daughter, Son and Uncle around them in their living room in order to celebrate their wedding anniversary. From behind a newspaper and out of the protection of his restraining wheelchair, Father keeps lashing away at his offspring and brother with cynical meanness and dark, deadpan remarks. Numbed by habit, the family dismisses these attacks with dismal resignation, every now and then preparing a counter-offensive before realising such a project‘s utter waste of energy.

The family dog’s vanishing sets in motion a series of disappearances leaving Father remain immured in his wheelchair whilst the familiar decor around him changes – the human punching bags, which used to surround him and which he’s relied on for survival, are eventually removed, leaving him more and more disoriented and crumbling.

Anne Simon is directing this short play by Will Eno.  Eno is a playwright who constantly explores that fine borderline between truth and fiction.  'The Open House' won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play and a Desk Drama Award.

Running time: Unknown.  Tickets: €20. To book: luxembourgticket.lu, tickets@luxembourgticket.lu or call 47 08 95 1. 

Location: Theatre National du Luxembourg (196 route de Longwy,, Luxembourg-Merl, L-1940)
LEAPA - Annual Summer BBQ
Saturday 27 June at 18:00

LEAPA is holding their 

Annual Summer BBQ

Everyone is welcome.  For more information and to reserve: info@leapa.eu

Location: To be decided
LEAPA - Poetry & Short Story Competition (Deadline)
Tuesday 30 June at midnight

LEAPA is holding a

Poetry & Short Story Competition

Everyone is welcome to participate.  The deadline is Tuesday 30 June.  For more information: info@leapa.eu

 

Location: Not applicable
 
October-2020
LEAPA at Top Squash - Annual Quiz & BBQ Evening
Saturday 3 October at 18:30

LEAPA is holding their 

Annual Quiz and BBQ Evening

All are welcome.  For more information and to reserve: info@leapa.eu

Location: Top Squash (25 rue de la Gare, Sandweiler, L-5218)