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.

If you have not had a chance to listen to the Radio X English Show interview about Top Girls with
Director Richard Brown and lead actress Cathy Barker you can catch up via the following link:


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


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  



CHF 30  from Box Office at the night

Here are some snapshots from our first performances of Top Girls

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     Family: CHF 75

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