The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

Welcome to The Semi-Circle

English Language Theatre Group


The Semi-Circle is a non-profit theatre group, based in Basel. Founded in 1975, we are all amateurs and we operate entirely with volunteers. It is our aim to bring to life on stage dramatic works in the English language and to stage two productions every year. We also hold some special events for members only, and monthly Play Readings which are open to all.





We are delighted to announce our next production


TOP GIRLS  by Caryl Churchill


This play observes how different women cope with the constraints of a
patriarchal society 
in mid 1980's Britain, a time of rapid change. 

Marlene is a career-driven business woman and only interested in success.

During an extravagant dinner party she introduces her "friends", amongst them
famous women from history, such as the female Pope Joan. 

But is Marlene as strong as she looks? 


We learn how other women cope in and around the business world and start to wonder:
What does it actually mean to be a successful woman?




The Cast


Cathy Barker       Marlene

Sabina van Steenderen     Waitress/Kit/Shona

Liz Shaw        Isabella Bird/Joyce

Eleanor Low       LadyNijo/Win

Anouk Dutruit       Dull Gret/Angie

Miriam Cohn      Pope Joan/Louise

Stephanie Chuah       Patient Griselda/Nell/Jeanine

Alison Bolton       Mrs Kidd



Director




Richard Brown




Performances 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, June 2018

Theater Rampe, Byfangweg 6, Basel

Box office and Bar open at 18:45

Door to the Auditorium opens at 19:10

Performances start at 19:30




Tickets are on sale now



CHF 30 + additional charges  


or

 

CHF 30  from Box Office at the night




Here are some impressions of our last production: SECRETS



"Love-Forty" with Rachel Postec and Luca Manganelli (Cast 1) and Barbara Bekalska and Lucia Maenz Ferreyros (Cast 2)




"Waiting" with Susan Aeschbach, Cathy Barker, Alison Bolton, Billy Gilbert, Adrian Chess and Jules



"Death Knocks" with Prateek Natani and Gurpreet Singh Gill



 "A Respectable Funeral" with Sue Newstead, Joy Scherer, Elisabeth Shaw and Michael Bray




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     Individual: CHF 50

     Family: CHF 75

     Junior/Student: CHF 20


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