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

This play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who 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.


Director      Scott Holland                                          

Producer     Richard Brown          


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

Ticket information will be available soon

This amateur production of BLITHE SPIRIT is presented by
special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

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