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LIFESTYLE ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN

AYCKBOURN MAYHEM

Michel Jamrozik

Popular though he is, Alan Ayckbourn divides opinion between those who find his middle-class farces ingeniously funny and those who find them dated and peopled with the sort of characters who would be first up against the wall come the revolution. Round and Round the Garden is part of his acclaimed and, at the time, groundUpside Down Productions breaking trilogy, The Norman Conquests. It focuses on three couples whose lives are intertwined in more ways than one. All of the action takes place over a summer weekend in an English garden and the story unfolds with numerous twists and turns that lead to mayhem. It is performed here by Upside Down Productions, a local company that has already won over audiences with two productions and also raises money for charity. Many of the actors will be familiar to local English-language theatre audiences as Wendy Dunning-Baker directs Adrian Diffey, Emma Farrell, Gav Guilfoyle, Niamh Huggard, Darrell Perry and Fran Potasnik. Tickets can be booked by email (tickets@ sarumlux.net) or by phone on tel: 35 63 39.

OPERA COMIQUE

BIZET FARCE Following the great success of Jane Eyre in 2010, the BGT (Berliner Grundtheater) returns with Nagle Jackson’s 1984 Opera Comique, a hilarious comedy set at the premiere of Bizet’s Carmen in 1875. Directed by Tony Kingston, with Phoebe Smith in the lead, the show plays in Mersch in October and comes to Abbaye de Neumünster in November. More in next month’s edition.

October 15-20, Château de Bettembourg

FOOL’S GOLD

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

An indie-dance band from LA that is unashamed of subsuming world music influences into its sound, Fool’s Gold is just the sort of act we have come to expect on the bill at Exit07--and we mean that in a positive sense. The group has received critical acclaim for its two albums--the first defiantly African in sound, the latest, Leave No Trace with a more jangly sound that, according to Pitchfork, recalls “a souped-up Smiths or Orange Juice.“ October 27, Exit07, LuxembourgHollerich, www.rotondes.lu

October 5 to 8, Kulturhaus Mersch, www.luxembourgticket.lu

ARCHIVE ORCHESTRAL TOUR

WITH STRINGS ATTACHED English collective Archive--a band that seems to be bigger in France than its native UK--comes to the Rockhal with the orchestra L' Autunno from Poznan. The move is perfectly logical, given the symphonic sound Archive creates in the studio. Indeed, Archive member Darius Keeler says; “this is a great opportunity to enjoy our tracks performed live, exactly as they should be heard.” November 9, Rockhal, Esch-Belval, www.rockhal.lu

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Delano Magazine October 2011