European Theatre Group presents...
ETG 2015: Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
7:00pm, Sun 6th December 2015 at The Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht
9:00am, Mon 7th December 2015 at The Leeuwenbergh, Utrecht
7:00pm, Tue 8th December 2015 at Ecole Internationale de Geneve, Geneva
9:45am, Wed 9th December 2015 at Ecole Internationale de Geneve, Geneva
2:45pm, Wed 9th December 2015 at Ecole Internationale de Geneve, Geneva
2:00pm, Thu 10th December 2015 at Kantonsschule, Sursee
2:30pm, Mon 14th December 2015 at Gymnaise de Burier, Montreux
7:00pm, Tue 15th December 2015 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne
2:45pm, Tue 15th December 2015 at Aula Gymnasium Koeniz-Lerbermatt, Berne
2:30pm, Fri 18th December 2015 at De Koelisse, Leuven
7:00pm, Fri 18th December 2015 at De Koelisse, Leuven
2:30pm, Sun 20th December 2015 at The Courtyard Theatre, London
7:30pm, Sun 20th December 2015 at The Courtyard Theatre, London
7:45pm, Tue 12th January 2016 - Sat 16th January 2016, at ADC Theatre
2:30pm, Sat 16th January 2016 at ADC Theatre
Christmas Vacation to Lent Week 0
Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night, or What You Will’ takes us to the heart of the festive season, full of music, trickery, deception and disguise. This year’s European Theatre Tour’s production will be set against a backdrop of 1950s Europe in an era of post war opulence, where appearance is everything, yet nothing is quite what it seems to be. With identical twins separated by a shipwreck, a cross-dressing heroine and everyone in search of love, Twelfth Night is one of the most famous and tangled love stories in literature.
In the fantastical, wacky and slightly surreal Kingdom of Illyria, the peace of the grieving Olivia and heartsick Duke is disturbed by the arrival of Viola and Sebastian with a lazy drunk, a vain pedant, a cowardly fool and a cunning maid who indulge in the madness of the festive season against a backdrop of 1950s Europe, with a mixture of original compositions and fifties music.
Using music, movement, physical theatre and slapstick comedy to show just how “the course of true love never did run smooth” in this, the most loved of Shakespeare’s comic plays, Twelfth Night hurls us into the madness of Illyria as the twins try to make their way through.
Join ETG this winter as we tour European schools and theatres on the university’s oldest theatre tour.
The Cambridge University European Theatre Group (ETG) tours a Shakespeare play around Europe for two and a half weeks every December. It is an ambitious coach-bound operation; a company of 24 tour with professional lighting and sound equipment, costumes and an experimental set, enabling us to put on a show in a wide variety of venues around Europe.
The European Theatre Group is a self-sufficient theatre tour, that has travelled by coach to schools, universities and professional venues across Europe each December for the last 58 years. Whilst Switzerland remains a central part of the itinerary, tours have also included dates in Belgium, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy. In recent years the company have enjoyed performing for a London audience, before a home run in January at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge.
An integral part of the tour is the educational enrichment we provide. Our plays are designed to engage with modern audiences, from children to expatriates; alongside this we offer both artistic and technical workshops, and work with schools to support students studying the text in class.