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April-2018
Sex, Drugs and Licorice Allsorts
19:00 April 18,19,21,24,25

Sex, Dregs & Licorice Allsorts
Two Shoes Theatre Company, a new English-language venture in Luxembourg, is proud to announce it’s inaugural project, Sex, Dregs & Licorice Allsorts, an evening of 2 short plays by two of Britain’s best living writers for the stage.

I Licked a Slag’s Deodorant by Jim Cartwright is a very funny, beautifully brutal and achingly sad play about a crack-addicted prostitute (slag) and a socially inept man who find a bridge out of loneliness. A terrific script.


Playing Sandwiches is one of Alan Bennett’s deeply satisfying Talking Heads monologues, crafted around marginalised people who have difficulty ‘fitting in’. Bennett’s deceptively light treatment is a treat in itself. 


Jim Cartwright and Alan Bennett are playwrights who have carved a distinctive niche in British drama. Both are expert wordsmiths of great imaginative flair, weaving stories of complex simplicity that stimulate, satisfy and resoundingly entertain.
Directed by John Brigg and Gav Guilfoyle.


Tickets: 15€ • twoshoes.lu@gmail.com • 621 324 770 WARNING: Adult content and language


Café Rocas, upstairs, Place des Bains, Luxembourg
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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