The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

Welcome to The Semi-Circle

English Language Theatre Group

 

 

The Semi-Circle is a non-profit English language theatre group, based in Basel.  Founded in 1975, we are all amateurs and we operate entirely with volunteers, staging two productions every year - usually in June and November.  It is our aim to bring to life on stage dramatic works in the English language.  We also hold some special events for members only, and monthly Play Readings which are open to all.  Scroll down for links if you would like to join us and/or support us.


 


Our next production:





Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward


Theater Rampe, Byfangweg 6, Basel

9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 June 2017



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A fast-moving comedy set in the 1930's, this love-triangle between a husband and his two beautiful wives - one who is alive and one who is very much dead - is a witty and riotous English classic!


The socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.


The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance.  Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

 

                                                   

Cast in order of appearance:


  - Edith (a maid)              Fiona Müller

    - Ruth Condomine           Cathy Barker

      - Charles Condomine         David Cox
        - Dr Bradman                   Mike Bray
          - Mrs Bradman                  Catherine Matter
            - Madame Arcati                 Diana Zuger
               - Elvira                               Melissa Magarici






Edith

Dinner is served, Ma'am.


Ruth Condomine


I sincerely hope Madame Arcati will not produce any livestock – we have so very little room in this house.



Charles Condomine


Try to see my point, Elvira dear.

I have been married to Ruth for five years, and you’ve been dead for seven.




Dr Bradman


You see? The moment I begin to talk about anything that really interests me, my wife interrupts me.


Mrs Bradman


It was thrilling, it really was. I felt the table absolutely shaking under my hands.



Madame Arcati


There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Mrs Condomine.



Elvira Condomine


I may be an illusion, but

I am most definitely here.




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