The Semi-Circle
   English Language Theatre in
   Basel since 1975

Virtual Play Reading 24th June 2020

  • 24 Jun 2020
  • 19:15 - 22:00
  • At home via Zoom

We are pleased to inform you that our next Semi-Circle virtual play reading at home via Zoom will be held on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 19:15, with the first 15 minutes to address any technical requirements. The play reading will start at 19:30.

We shall read “Cooking With Elvis“ by Lee Hall.

Lee Hall is a playwright with many talents, writing Billy Elliot both for stage and screen, a translator of classical works by Goldoni and Brecht, as well as writing this dark comedy.

After a famous Elvis impersonator is brain-damaged and handicapped in a car crash, his wife becomes sexually dissolute, taking up with, among others, the handsome young Stuart – handsome but not bright. Her daughter disapproves of her mother’s behaviour and focuses on her cooking. But ultimately the daughter becomes sexually involved with Stuart, triggering the final conflict.

If you wish to join us for this play reading please reply by Monday 22nd June to me (Alison) at

I will send a Zoom meeting invitation to all those who wish to join the reading. I will project a rolling copy of the script on to the screen at the reading.

As usual Tony O'Sullivan will introduce the play and will direct proceedings. 

Please note that there is no need for you to have Zoom set up on your device as logging in to the meeting will automatically trigger a Zoom download. If possible, you should use your laptop/PC and microphone and loudspeaker. A tablet should also work if you prefer and you can try a mobile phone although this is not ideal. For those of you new to this technology as well as the script, you should expect to be able to see and hear all participants.

As always you do not have to read but can still join in to say hello and listen.

We look forward to "seeing" you on the 24th and, in the meantime, stay well and stay safe.


Alison Bolton

Secretary, Semi-Circle

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