The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

Events



Upcoming events

    • 24 Feb 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Arlecchino Theater, Basel

    AN EVENING OF REHEARSED PLAY READINGS


    Friday 24 February 2017, 19.00-23.00

    Theater Arlecchino, Walkeweg 122, 4051 Basel


    A casual and relaxed evening when Members of The Semi-Circle will read

    several short plays by David Campton


    CHF10 for members, CHF15 for non-members

    (pay at the door)

    Drinks at own expense



    • 01 Mar 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Borromaum Wohnheim, Byfangweg 6 4051 Basel

    Members of The Semi-Circle are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting - a summary of our activities in 2016, and a chance to hear about our plans for 2017.  When our business is concluded, we hope you will stay and enjoy a drink and a snack with fellow Members. 


    Doors open at 7 pm, and we will start the AGM promptly at 7:15 pm.


    • 13 Mar 2017
    • 7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel

    Our next play reading is on Monday 13 March, at the Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel.  Members and non-members are welcome.


    We will read Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" - a light-hearted comedy with a darker side.

    The post-war years in New York City was a golden age - on the surface!  People dressed up for the office, took three-hour lunches, smoked and drank blithely with little thought for the consequences.  But below the surface there was a darker side of sexism, racism and communist witch-hunts.

    The play is set in the writers' room of 1950's TV "The Max Prince Show".  The writers on the 23rd floor are constantly coming up with good one-liners for their own amusement and for use in the show.  The show is smart and funny, but it's in trouble: the network wants to cut it from 90 to 60 minutes, and the bosses want to trim the budget by firing one of the writers . . .


    You can arrive any time after 7.15pm.  The reading will begin promptly at 7.30pm.  Centrepoint shares its entrance with the Musik Museum and can be found by walking through a church courtyard into a smaller courtyard.  The shared entrance is on the right hand side - then follow the Semi-Circle signs upstairs to the Library.
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Arlecchino Theater, Basel
    • 70

    SEMI-CIRCLE SOCIAL EVENT


    An Evening at the Arlecchino


    Saturday 29 April 2017, 19.00-23.00


    Theater Arlecchino, Walkeweg 122, 4051 Basel


    Cost, including Buffet: to be announced

    Drinks at own expense

    Entertainment by Members - for Members and Guests


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    Don't delay - put this in your calendar today!


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    Would you like to be part of the Entertainment?


    Write to Chris Jones at info@semi-circle.ch, giving information about your proposed act, who will be involved, and anything else you think is relevant.  Tables and chairs are available for a "set".  Bring your own simple props.


    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Theater Rampe, Borromäum, Byfangweg 6, 4051 Basel


    The Semi-Circle June 2017 Production:

    "Blithe Spirit" by Noël Coward
    Director: Scott Holland

    Performances: 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 June
    Theater Rampe,
    Byfangweg 6, 4051 Basel
    Ticket information follows soon




Past events

06 Feb 2017 Play Reading Monday 6 February 2017: "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" by John Patrick Shanley
22 Jan 2017 Auditions for "Blithe Spirit" (Coward) - June Production 2017
18 Jan 2017 Auditions for "Blithe Spirit" (Coward) - June Production 2017
09 Jan 2017 Play Reading Monday 9 January 2017: "Breaking the Code" by Hugh Whitemore
05 Dec 2016 Play Reading, Monday 5 December 2016: "Hay Fever" (Noël Coward)
01 Dec 2016 Kick-off meeting - Rehearsed Play Readings
17 Nov 2016 The Semi-Circle presents: "The Zoo Story" and "Alas, Poor Fred" at The Arlecchino
07 Nov 2016 Play Reading - Monday 7 November 2016 - "The Final Twist" (Whitmore & Bradley)
03 Oct 2016 Play Reading - Monday 3 October 2016 - "Hobsons's Choice" by Harold Brighouse
05 Sep 2016 Play Reading - Monday 5 September 2016 - Ten Sketches by David Campton
27 Aug 2016 Auditions for Autumn Production 2016
17 Aug 2016 Auditions for Autumn Production 2016
04 Jul 2016 Play Reading - Monday 4 July 2016
13 Jun 2016 Social Event - FEATS Follow-up
10 Jun 2016 Semi-Circle presents: "Dracula" (adapted by William McNulty)
06 Jun 2016 Play Reading - "Class of 84" (Rahul Da Cunha)
02 May 2016 Play Reading, 2 May 2016 - God of Carnage (Yasmina Reza)
30 Apr 2016 2016 Social Event - an Evening at the Arlecchino
04 Apr 2016 Play Reading, 4 April 2016: "Educating Rita" (Willy Russell)
09 Mar 2016 2016 Annual General Meeting
07 Mar 2016 Our next play reading
01 Feb 2016 Our next play reading
11 Jan 2016 Our next play reading
07 Dec 2015 Our next play reading
05 Nov 2015 "True Colours" - 2015 Autumn Production
02 Nov 2015 Our next play reading
05 Oct 2015 Our next play reading
07 Sep 2015 Our next play reading
06 Jul 2015 Our next play reading
13 Jun 2015 Auditions for "True Colours" - November 2015
08 Jun 2015 Our next play reading
05 Jun 2015 "Entertaining Angels" - 2015 Spring Production
13 Apr 2015 Our next play reading
14 Mar 2015 Semi-Circle Basel Annual Dinner 2015
21 Jan 2015 Spring Production 2015 - "Entertaining Angels" - Second evening auditions
20 Jan 2015 Spring Production 2015 - "Entertaining Angels" - First evening auditions
05 Jan 2015 Our next play reading
01 Dec 2014 Our next play reading
06 Nov 2014 "Distraction" - Our Autumn Production
03 Nov 2014 Our next play reading
01 Oct 2014 An Evening with Orca - Workshop on staging a prize-winning play
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