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Here you can find information, pictures and videos of our former productions. A table with links can also be found below.

2019 - "Junk Mail" (End-of-Term Performance)

What do you do when you receive broken goods from Amazon? You write a complaint letter of course!And what do you do when your work colleague creates more unnecessary work for you? You send him a message straight
2018 - "Doubt: A Parable" by John Patrick Shanley

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So asks Father Flynn, the progressive and beloved priest at the St. Nicholas Church School in  the Bronx, in his sermon. It is 1964, and things are changing,
2018 - "Noonday Demons" by Peter Barnes

Everyday at noon, in a cave somewhere in the deserts of Egypt, a demon possesses St. Eusibius and tempts him with wealth, lust and power and everytime Eusibius resists and breaks free. One day, however, another
2017 - "Fake Shakespeare!!!" (Xmas Performance)

What would happen if some of Shakespeare's most famous scenes would be written nowadays? Fake Shakespeare that's what!







ProgrammeNarrator (in-between scenes) - Tamara Stidwell



From "Anthony and
2017 - "Dearly Departed" by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones

One hot morning, somewhere south of the Mason-Dixie Line, Bud Turpin drops dead at his breakfast table and his family has to come together for his funeral. Amid sibling rivalry, expensive funeral
2016 - "Sonett! So Nett! So Ned!" (Xmas Performance)

The English Drama Group Salzburg presents our annual 2016 Christmas performance, that as usually, has nothing to do with Christmas. This year our theme was Sonnets: The Masses, Love, and War.







PROGRAMME



Moving
2016 - "On the Razzle" by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s play „On the Razzle“ is a smart and fast farce based on Johann Nestroy’s „Einen Jux will er sich machen“.When the cat's away, the mice will play. Such is the case at Herr Zangler's Fine Delicatessen
2015 - "Exposed: Secrets of the English Drama Group" (Xmas Performance)

For our Christmas Performance 2015 we present a side of us that you've never seen before: what really goes on behind the scenes of the Drama Group!All of the sketches have been
2015 - "Medea" by Euripides

Medea, daughter of King Aeëtes of Colchis, has fled to Corinth with Jason after helping him against her father and brother. She and Jason have two sons. After many years, Jason decides to leave his wife and marry Glauce,
2014 - "My Big, Fat, Greek, Explosive Drama Night" (Xmas Performance)

In preparation for our big production of Euripides' Medea in May 2015, the English Drama Group Salzburg presents scenes from classical Greek comedies and tragedies.
2014 - "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare

Old Baptista Minola has two daughters: Katharina and Bianca. Katharina, the elder of the two, is a rough, loud, and temperamental shrew whilst the younger sister, Bianca, is pretty, sweet, and
2013 - Dinner for one, two, three ... or more (Xmas Performance)

For the Christmas Performance 2013 the English Drama Group Salzburg presents dinner scenes from all around the world. Inspired by the loved classic movie Dinner for one.
2013 - "Noises Off" by Michael Frayn

No talent, little money and a lousy director. How can this play become a success? "Noises Off" is a comedy about the stage.What happens if the roles and the private lives get entangled? What can you do if the
2012 - A Wilde Night at Christmas (Xmas Performance)

The English Drama Group revisits Oscar Wilde and his works.
2012 - "Keeping Tom Nice" by Lucy Gannon

Doug and Winnie Davies have two children. Tom, a twenty-four year old severely disabled man and Charlotte (Charlie), his sister who is at university. Doug and Winnie have sacrificed all their married life into
2011 - "Welfarewell" by Cat Delaney

Esmeralda Quipp, once a great Shakespearian actress, now 80 years old, is at her wits' end. Her pension can barely cover the cost of her medicines and pills, she is three months overdue with the rent, the central
2010 - "Women (and a Man) on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown!" (Xmas Performance)





Programme



1.Do NOT Inhale The Queen Of Diamonds !from A Little Night Music by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh WheelerPerformed by Sandra Pendlebury Laing, Tina Kaltseis
2010 - "Henry's Wives" by Aoise Stratford

After 500 years in purgatory, Catherina of Aragon believes that she has finally been given the chance to redeem her husband's soul from hell. All Henry VIII has to do is to renew his marriage vows to her and
2009 - "What I Did Last Summer" by A. R. Gurney

Lake Erie, Buffalo, New York. Summer 1945. Charlie, a young teenager, is supposed to be studying Latin for his resit exam in October but it is summer and there is Bonnie, the girl from next door, and Ted,
2008 - "The Merry Wives of Windsor" by William Shakespeare

Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor short of money and conspires to seduce Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford, the wives of two prominent Windsor citizens. The women play along with him in order to expose
2007 - "I Hate Hamlet" by Paul Rudnick

Andrew Rally is a moderately successful television actor on the West Coast. When his TV series is cancelled, he decides to head for New York to improve his acting by attending theatre workshops. His agent, Lilian
2007 - "After Juliet" by Sharman Macdonald

a co-production with Akzente Salzburg



After the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet a frail truce holds between the Capulets and the Montagues. Can the young members of the two families who desire lasting peace
2006 - "Kindertransport" by Diane Samuels

Evelyn, a middle-aged Englishwoman, is helping her daughter Faith to sort out things which the young woman may need when moving into a flat of her own. While they are searching for useful things in the attic,
2005 - "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole" by Sue Townsend

As a British teenager, Adrian Mole is an unrecognised intellectual and poet suffering the traumas of first love, the threat of parental divorce, problems at school, and spots. If only he could
2004 - "Dead White Males" by David Williamson

In this play, first performed in Sydney in 1995, the contemporary Australian playwright David Williamson questions postmodernist, feminist literary theories trying to deconstruct Shakespeare's position as
2003 - "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas's text is a dreamlike, poetic portrayal of small-town life in Wales, its chief theme being the pervasive power of love in the manifold circumstances of life. There is no plot in the strict sense,
2002 - "Chamber Music" by Arthur Kopit

Eight women assemble for a meeting to find a way of fighting their unseen enemy, whom they reason to be the patients in the men's ward.Are these women engaged in a psychotherapeutic experiment, role-playing famous
2001 - "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker

1788, Sydney Cove, Australia - penal colony of the British Empire. A harsh world where convicts serve time for crimes ranging from petty theft to murder and where dispirited officers, cut off from
2000 - "Looking for Lysistrata" by Aristophanes (translated by Dudley Fitts)

When Lysistrata, Athenian housewife and mother, calls the women of Greece to a meeting in one of the public squares of Athens, nobody imagines that the actions of a few women
1999 - "The Winter's Tale" by William Shakespeare

Leontes, the King of Sicilia, rashly accuses his pregnant queen, Hermione, of having committed adultery with his childhood friend Polixenes, the King of Bohemia.It is with this intrigue and the ensuing
1998 - "Baby with the Bathwater" by Christopher Durang

The play revolves around Helen and John, a young married couple, and their new baby boy, Daisy. Thrown into parenthood at the deep end, both Helen, a highly strung young woman, and John, a helpless
1997 - "Dancing at Lughnasa" by Brian Friel

Written in 1990 and set in Ballybeg, Co. Donegal in 1936, the play revolves around the mundane lives of the five Mundy sisters Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rose and Chris.It is through the eyes of the now grown-up
1996 - "The Sea" by Edward Bond

East Anglia,1907, a small seaside community. A tempestuous storm rages on the sea and one of the most well-known and loved members of the community dies. The play explores the reactions of the villagers to this tragedy.
1995 - From Shakespeare With Love



A medley of love scenes from plays by William Shakespeare with music by Henry VIII and Cole Porter.The plays included in the medley were Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will,
1994 - "Transcending" by David Cregan and "Rites" by Maureen Duffy

Transcending



This one-act play takes a critical look at family relationships within a conventional middle class framework, and draws attention to the inability to communicate effectively.
1993 - "My Children! My Africa!" by Athol Fugard

In a South African country town in the Platteland an inter-school debate is taking place between Zolile High and Camdeboo Girls' High, and its stars are Thami Mbikwana, a boy from the black school, and
1991- "As Good as New" by David Perry & "A Slight Accident" by James Saunders

As Good as New



A macabre comedy set in the suburban home of the Pimbles who live in the shadow of imminent catastrophe. While Grandpa toils in the cellar on his corpses,
1989 - "Absurd Person Singular" by Alan Ayckbourn

This play, which premiered in 1972, documents the changing fortunes of three married couples. The play is divided into three act, each one taking place at a Christmas celebration in one of the couples'
1986 - "Black Comedy" by Peter Shaffer

Brindsley Miller, a sculptor, and his fiancée Carol Melkett have borrowed expensive antique furniture from his neighbour Harold without his permission to impress an elderly collector who wants to buy some of Brindsley's
1985 - "Living Together" by Alan Ayckbourn

'Living Together' is the second of Ayckbourn's 'The Norman Conquest' trilogy that deals with a traumatic family weekend in a Victorian country house, the action here taking place in the living room. Norman is
1984 - "The Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie wrote 'The Mousetrap' in 1952, adapting an earlier radio play called 'Three Blind Mice' into a full length stage-play with the present title. The play takes place in a small English guest-house
1983 - "The Death of Humpty Dumpty" by Graham Reid

'The Death of Humpty Dumpty', which was first presented in Dublin in 1979, is based on Graham Reid's personal experience in a Belfast hospital."Graham Reid has written a play about or around the Northern
1982 - "Blithe Spirit" by Noël Coward

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, invites the medium Madame Arcati to his house so he can learn more about the occult for a novel he is writing. Unfortunately, Madame Arcati summons the ghost of Charles'
1981 - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", which won a Pulitzer Prize, is a drama of the seething passions that beset a wealthy Southern family whose lives are stripped of pretense in a shattering moment of revelation.Gathered
1980 - "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde

Jack Worthing leads a double life: one as Jack Worthing, a responsible member of his community and one as his black-sheep-brother Ernest who is forever getting into trouble. Algernon, Ernest's best
1978 - "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion is an 'idea'-play where the character is made the servant of wit. But the stature of this play is based on something far more solid than just brilliance of wit and dialogue. Language was sacred to Shaw
1977 - "The Playboy of the Western World" by John Millington Synge

Christy Mahon, a young man, stumbles into Flaherty's tavern on the west coast of County Mayo. There he impresses the townsfolk with his story of how in affect he struck and killed his
1976 - "The Man of Destiny" by George Bernard Shaw & "Barnstable" by James Saunders

The Man of Destiny



After his victory at the Battle of Lodi Napoleon is resting at an Italian Inn. One of his Lieutenant appears and tells him that the dispatches he
1975 - "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O’Casey

The play follows the fortunes of the impoverished Boyle family in the grim slums of Dublin during the Irish civil war of 1922-23. Representing all facts of Irish character, a gruesome death and the the grim
1974 - "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Big time war hero Harold Ryan returns home after being presumed dead for years. During the war he has killed hundred of men, women and animals together with his friend Colonel Harper, an aviation
1972 - "The Governor's Lady" by David Mercer & "Gallows Humour" by Jack Richardson

The Governor's Lady



This strange and elusive short play, which premiered in London in 1965, is about governors, gorillas and colonialism. In a bungalow in Africa, Harriet
1971 - "Loot" by Joe Orton

The play, first performed in 1965, is a dark farce that satirizes the Roman Catholic Church, the rituals of bereavement, and the integrity of the British police force.Hal and Dennis rob the bank next to the funeral parlour
1970 - "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

In 1953, when the play was first performed, the United States were deep in the throes of the Red Scare. Senator Joseph McCarthy led a witch hunt against supposed communists, targeting various celebrities, government
1969 - "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw

First produced in 1885, this mild satire, the first of Shaw's"Plays Pleasant", is set in the Petkoff household in Bulgaria in 1885 and highlights the illusions of war, romance and class. Captain Bluntschli,
1968 - "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams

The play, an American classic, first produced in 1945, tells the story of the Wingfield family, living in a small apartment in St. Louis during the Depression in the mid-1930s. Amanda, faded Southern
1967 - "The American Dream" and "The Death of Bessie Smith" by Edward Albee

The American DreamFor Albee The American Dream (premiering in 1961) "is an examination of the American Scene, an attack on the substitution of artificial for real values in our

On this table you can see all the productions from our founding year 1967 up until our current production with links to plays that have material. (Unfortunately we do not have any saved materials yet from 1967-1989)

The years marked with an asterisk (*) are years were we have no information about whether a production took place or are unsure of the play  that was performed.

YearShow
2019Romantic Fools (R. Orloff)
2019Junk Mail (End-of-Term Performance)
2018Noonday Demons (P. Barnes)
Doubt A Parable (J. P. Shanley)
2017Dearly Departed (D. Bottrell and J. Jones)
2017 Fake Shakespeare!!! (Xmas Performance)
2016On the Razzle (T. Stoppard)
2016 “Sonett! So Nett! So Ned!” (Xmas Performance)
2015Medea (Euripides)
2015 “Exposed: Secrets of the English Drama Group”(Xmas Performance)
2014The Taming of the Shrew (W. Shakespeare)
2014My Big, Fat, Greek, Explosive Drama Night (Xmas Performance)
2013Noises Off (M. Frayn)
2013Dinner for … more (Xmas Performance)
2012Keeping Tom Nice (L. Gannon)
2012A Wilde at Christmas (Xmas Performance)
2011Welfarewell (C. Delaney)
2010Henry’s Wives (A. Stratford)
2009What I did last Summer (A.R. Gurney)
2008The Merry Wives of Windsor (W. Shakespeare)
2007I Hate Hamlet (P. Rudnick)
After Juliet (S. Macdonald) – Production in collaboration with Akzente Salzburg
2006Kindertransport (D. Samuels)
2005The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (S. Townsend)
2004Dead White Males (D. Williamson)
2003Under Milkwood (D. Thomas)
2002Chamber Music (A. Kopit)
2001Our Country’s Good (T. Wertenbaker)
2000Looking for Lysistrata (Aristophanes)
1999The Winter’s Tale (W. Shakespeare)
1998Baby with the Bathwater (C. Durang)
1997Dancing at Lughnasa (B. Friel)
1996The Sea (E. Bond)
1995From Shakespeare with Love (medley from W. Shakespeare plays)
1994Transcending (D. Cregan)
Rites (M. Duffy)
1993My Children! My Africa! (A. Fugard)
1992*What happened here?!
1991A Slight Accident (J. Saunders)
As Good as New (D. Perry)
1990*What happened here?!
1989Absurd Person Singular (A. Ayckborn)
1988*Polly Honeycombe (G. Colman)
1987The Real Inspector Hound (T. Stoppard)
1986Black Comedy (P. Shaffer)
1985Living Together (A. Ayckbourn)
1984The Mousetrap (A. Christie)
1983The Death of Humpty Dumpty (G. Reid)
1982Blythe Spirit (N. Coward)
1981*Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (T. Williams)
1980*The Importance of Being Earnest (O. Wilde)
1979*Midsummer Mink (P. Coke)
1978Pygmalion (G.B. Shaw)
1977*The Playboy of the Western World (J. Synge)
1976The Man of Destiny (G.B. Shaw)
Barnstable (J. Saunders)
1975Juno and the Paycock (S. O’Casey)
1974Happy Birthday, Wanda June (K. Vonnegut Jr.)
1973Live Like Pigs (J. Arden)
1972The Governor’s Lady (D. Mercer)
Gallow’s Humour (J. Richardson)
1971Loot (J. Orton)
1970The Crucible (A. Miller)
1969Arms and the Man (G.B. Shaw)
1968Glass Menagerie (T. Williams)
1967The Death of Bessie Smith (E. Albee)
The American Dream (E. Albee)

*If you are a former member, relative or friend of a former member, or were in the audience that year and have some information or even photos for us (also from productions we already know took place, but especially with the early ones information and photos are hard to come by) please get in touch with us. You can find the contact for our director and webmasters in the impressum.