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 (2016) and in January 2020 it premiered June Lowery's CHARLES DICKENS, THE BEST OF MEN; THE WORST OF MEN.

In recent years the company has 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. DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH performed in September 2020 is the second show in this programme.  

In November 2020, with the kind help of KOLER BIERGER asbl, the company will be staging a collection of new short plays and sketches reflecting the comic and tragic sides of life under the Covid lockdown: THE CORONA VIRUS CHRONICLES  

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  Coming in November 2020:

The CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES 

A collection of 14 short plays and sketches by Luxembourg-based writers

about life in the year of COVID

Compiled by Elizabeth Adams

Written by

Elizabeth Adams,, Ester Cela, Ferelith Kingston, Cassandra Köhler, Gracie Savage, Luca Schmit, Josie Shillito and Concepcion Zubizerreta

KINOLER, 38 rue Principale, L-8376 Kahler

Thursday 26th & Friday 27th September 2020 at 19.30

Saturday 28th September at 14.30 & 19.30

Tickets 15 Euros (10 Euros students)

 

Contact the.bgt.lux@gmail.com for more information   

PRODUCED WITH THE KIND ASSISTANCE OF "KOLER BIERGER asbl"

 

THE CORONA VIRUS CHRONICLES

2020 has been a year which has had a profound effect on everyone. During the COVID lockdown - and since - everyone has had their frustrations, their losses, their sadness, their fears ... but also unexpected moments of light as we discovered new things in the world around us, found new interests and learned to appreciate more the love of friends and family. Between April and June, Elizabeth Adams of the International School asked writers of all backgrounds, from high-school students to working professionals in Luxembourg, to come up with short, 5 to 10-minute pieces reflecting their experience of the lockdown.

The result is the CORONAVIRUS CHRONICLES - a collection of skeches covering the sorrows of families being separated, the shock of a loved -one testing positive, the fear of catching the virus, the frustrations of working in the health service ...and the ever-present annoyance of working on "zoom".  A mixture of scenes and monolgues, of comic observations and sad reflections these plays show a cross-section in the life of a year which has changed the whole world. 

With:

Elizabeth Adams, Kim Birel, Bjørn Clasen, Sabrina Ferndandez,

Eloise Heger-Hedloy, Cassandra Köhler, June Lowery, Johan Maggiore,

Helena O'Hare, Lina Peller, Tessy Stein & Lindsay Wegleitner

 

Directed by Tony & Ferelith Kingston

 

 For ticket reservations or more information please contact 

the.bgt.lux@gmail.com

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to a the COVID 19 FOUNDATION

https://www.fdlux.lu/en/node/1643

 

 

REVIEWS OF BGT's last show:

DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH

by Sherry Kramer 

From the "DELANO" review by Duncan Roberts (September 11th 2020)  

"Cindy Bloes delivers a performance that is both wonderfully poised and exuberant"

"Marilyn, in the hands of Peller, is more down to earth, a beauty who is hesitantly seductive and slowly reveals her character’s true attributes"

 "Director Tony Kingston, ably assisted by Tiara Partsch, have brilliantly staged the play to keep the dynamic between the two lovers flowing."

Read the full review below on the link below 

https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/theatre-review-falling-and-laughing-and-crying/211570?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Friday%252011%2520September%25202020%2520Noon%2520Briefing&utm_source=Newsletter

https://luxtimes.lu/community-and-lword/41657-bgt-s-first-live-performance-since-lockdo

PREVIEWS:

https://chronicle.lu/promotion/sponsored/11-the-show-must-go-on-bgt-play-to-showcase-talents-of-local-rising-stars

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33790-local-actresses-lina-peller-cindy-bloes-discuss-bgt-play-davids-redhaired-death

https://delano.lu/d/detail/news/emerging-talent-passion-theatre/211296

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33353-bgt-english-theatre-company-to-present-davids-redhaired-death-in-september 

https://chronicle.lu/category/amateur-dramatics-choral/33597-budding-young-director-discusses-upcoming-bgt-play-davids-redhaired-death

 

And listen to the following interview on Radio Ara

http://podcast.ara.lu/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Happy-Hour-3-September-2020-Davids-Redhaired-Death-1.mp3