Theater

ETL’s Cyrano de Bergerac: entertaining, but inconsistent

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Our review of the new English Theatre Leipzig production Cyrano de Bergerac dives into the play's comedic and artistic qualities. Find out about the challenges of theatre during Covid in our exclusive interview with director Peter Hubbard and chairperson of the ETL Laura Shann.

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ETL: Cyrano de Bergerac

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The English Theatre Leipzig's newest project is the timeless story of Cyrano de Bergerac. We have an overview for you with exclusive photos of the Leipzig ensemble.

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Review: ETL’s Philoctetes evokes the pain of betrayal

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ETL presents an adaptation of the Greek classic, Philoctetes. Directed and translated from the original by Abigail Akavia, this innovative twist on an old tale explores human pain and redemption.

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ETL: Philoctetes, a tale of morality

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English Theatre Leipzig's newest production Philoctetes is a tale of morality, of a hero who suffered great misfortune. Odysseus returns to Lemnos to get Heracles' bow, but Philoctetes is still alive. Neoptolemus initially agrees to deceive Philoctetes, but ultimately chooses compassion.

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My Own Private Bürokratie: You must take a number!

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"Embedded in the context of the play, something that on its own would be too on the nose, too silly, becomes brilliant. Among other things, very creative use is made of a blindfold, a fly swatter and chocolate pudding."

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TML not so light after all – a review

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English Theatre Leipzig’s production of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (TML) is an excellent reproduction of the famous Neo-Futurist play by writer, director and actor Greg Allen. High energy, controlled chaos with a strong reliance on audience participation, this is not your usual, sedate night out at the theater. 

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