BGT ENGLISH LANGUAGE THEATRE

1991 - 2021 

 

 

The Berliner Grundtheater e.V. (BGT) was founded in Berlin in 1991 and is dedicated to producing a wide range of English-language plays, while integrating players of different nationalities.  In addition to playing many seasons in Berlin, the company has also performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Anglo-German Festivals in Germany, and is now based permanently in Luxembourg. 

The BGT repertoire includes shows by authors as varied as Peter Shaffer, Anthony Minghella, Oscar Wilde and William Shakespeare. The company also produces original scripts, such as adaptations of JANE EYRE (2010), LITTLE WOMEN (2014) and A CHRISTMAS CAROL 016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN. The company is especially committed to promoting theatre for female actors and writers who are under-represented in the theatre and performance world. Shows like WOLVES ARE COMING FOR YOU (2019), PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (2018)  DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH (2020) and THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE (2021)  and most recently WE HAPPY FEW (2021) all featured mostly - if not only - women actors as part of the company's policy to put women centre stage. 

Combined with its policy of promoting plays by and about women, in recent years the company has also focused on promoting young performers and traineee or aspiring actors who are hoping to work in theatre. It is a co-sponsor of FEST (The FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL THEATRE) which takes  place every second year in Luxembourg (https://www.fest.lu/) and in 2019 started a summer programme giving trainee actors a contract to work on a show. 

 

COMING IN MARCH 2022

THE BGT is proud to sponsor

FEST 2022

The Festival of English Language School Theatre

 

 

 

 


 

FOR FULL DETAIL OF FEST 2022 PROGRAMME  AND TO ORDER TICKETS,

GO TO

FEST 2022 - Programme of Shows

 

RECENT SHOWS - Reviews and articles

WE HAPPY FEW by Imogen Stubbs

Luxembourg Times Review 

Chronicle.lu review

Delano review

Interview with Kim Birel & RachelKathryn Lloyd about WE HAPPY FEW in "Delano" :

BGT’s homage to all-female theatre troupe | Delano News

Preview of WE HAPPY FEW at "Chronicle.lu":

Interview: Tony Kingston Discusses BGT's Upcoming Play "We Happy Few" (chronicle.lu)

 

"THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE" by Stephanie Ridings

June & October 2021  - Neimënster & Kinoler

Theatre review: crashing into other people’s lives - Delano - Luxembourg in English

theatre review: Love behind bars (luxtimes.lu)

The Road to Huntsville: Drama Review (chronicle.lu)

Theatre: everything falls into place - Delano - Luxembourg in English

The Show Must Go On: BGT Discusses Upcoming Play, Putting On Live Theatre during Pandemic (chronicle.lu)

 

 Read the "culture.lu" article on "The Road to Huntsville" and the role of women in theatre 

Women on stage | culture