Save the Date: West Side Story on Stage

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 19 January 2023 > Pedagogy

West Side Story will return to Châtelet in Paris this autumn.  The musical comedy by Bernstein, Sondheim and Robbins is a reworking of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the Capulets and Montagues being replaced by rival gangs  in New York. Keep an eye on their schools’ page for group reservations and workshops, available in the … Continue reading “Save the Date: West Side Story on Stage”

See How They Run: A Whodunit Within a Whodunit

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 14 September 2022 > What's On

On 1952 London’s West End, Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap, is a hit. Hollywood comes knocking at the stage door. But plans for a movie version of this smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered. Reality The Mousetrap occupies a special place in the work of Agatha Christie. … Continue reading “See How They Run: A Whodunit Within a Whodunit”

Shakespeare’s Women at the Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 11 May 2022 > What's On

The Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre at the Château d’Hardelot, Condette (62) is hosting a season from 12 to 28 May exploring women and gender in Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare Nights will be filled with characters such as Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Beatrice and Juliet through nine theatre pieces and a live film projection of A Midsummer’s Night … Continue reading “Shakespeare’s Women at the Entente Cordiale Cultural Centre”

Before Rosa Parks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 11 October 2021 > What's On

Rosa Parks is known the world over as the African American who refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955. But nine months before Parks, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin did the same thing. She’s the subject of a play (in French), Noire. Maybe the time wasn’t … Continue reading “Before Rosa Parks”

Musical New York Taken to New Heights

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 24 June 2021 > What's On

A musical about Latino communities in New York – it’s not Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited remake of West Side Story but In the Heights – by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda. It’s all singing, rapping and dancing and screams “summer”! It’s a feelgood story about a Manhattan neighbourhood threatened with gentrification, and the aspirations of the … Continue reading “Musical New York Taken to New Heights”