This unique festival will give you the chance to enjoy a wide variety of stimulating and entertaining plays and to support the vibrant young talent active in Luxembourg. The Festival of one-act plays will highlight some of the excellent English-speaking and artistic talent which exists among pupils in Luxembourgish schools, but which often passes unnoticed by the wider public. With English becoming more and more important as the language of communication and business in the modern world, the need for children to use it actively has become a crucial life-skill. Several schools around the Grand-Duchy have in recent years augmented their normal English classes with English theatre options or extracurricular activities. These options give the students a chance not only to improve their language abilities by using it practically on the stage, but also to develop their presentational skills and their self-confidence while learning about theatre arts.
FRIDAY 18th MARCH
19:00 - 19:45 | LYCÉE MICHEL RODANGE (LMRL)
The Internet Is So Distract … Oh Look! A Kitten by Ian McWethy
When Micha needs to finish her essay on the “Great Gatsby” she decides to consult the internet and ends up in a rabbit hole unlike any other. Can she find the information she needs, or will she fall victim to the all-controlling “Google”! A comical & satirical look at the online world in which we all live.
Cast 11 actors Running time 45’ Teacher Elizabeth Heiter
20:00 - 20:40 | INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL LUXEMBOURG (ISL)
Monsters by Niklas Rådström (translated by Gabriella Berggren)
"None of this should ever have happened. Somebody should have given us a different life." Two ten-year-olds are brought in for questioning. A third boy has gone missing. The investigator is gentle. The boys begin to talk. 1993. A play about the killing of James Bulger, stripped to the bone and faithful to the facts.
Cast 10 actors Running time 40’ Teacher Jason Hudson
SATURDAY 19th MARCH
13:30 - 14:10 | EUROPEAN SCHOOL MAMER (ESL2)
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Sister A Comedy by Siân Lewis.
"A retired evil witch discovers her mirror has been lying to her for years - she's n_o_t_ _the fairest of them all. She decides to get her revenge on everyone fairer than her- which is everyone."
Cast 10 actors Running time 40’ Teacher Gina Millington
14:30 - 15:10 | LËNSTER LYCÉE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (LLIS)
Treasure Island, revisited devised by the cast
Some of the most notorious pirates in history were women: Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Grace O‘Malley… A fact that Robert Louis Stevenson simply „forgot“ to mention in his novel.
Finally the LLIS Theatre Project reveals the true identity of Treasure Island’s most popular pirate: Long Jane Silver…
Cast 9 actors Running time 40-45’ Teacher Sarah Lippert
15:30 - 16:10 | LYCÉE EDWARD STEICHEN, CLERVAUX (LESC)
“The Passport Office”, “The Bus Stop” & “The Adventures of Climate Man” 3 Short Comedies
Can a strange man convince an official to give him an English passport? Can a bank robber get the bus home without interruption? And can “Climate Man” save the world from environmental disaster? Find out in these 3 short comedy plays!
Cast 6 actors Running time 30’ Teachers Benjamin Dobbler & Tony Kingston
16:30 - 17:10 | LYCÉE DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS (LAM)
A Midsummer nights dream by William Shakespeare
Four confused lovers. A group of rowdy workmen putting on a play. A quarrelling fairy king and queen. All in the same forest. What could possibly go wrong…?
Everything of course!
So come and find out what a magical flower and a donkey head have to do with love, jealousy and revenge! We invite you to enjoy some of the most iconic scenes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and hopefully you’ll leave the performance with the bard’s words on your lips: ‘I have had a most rare vision.’
Cast 20 actors Running time 40’ Teachers Jenny Schank & Mike Goergen
19:00 - 19:40 | EUROPEAN SCHOOL KIRCHBERG (ESL)
Dark Road by Laura Lundgren Smith
1946 On the eve of her execution for war crimes at Ravensbrück Concentration camp, Greta is persuaded by a journalist to retrace the steps which led her to give her life to the Nazi cause. “With every light there is a shadow. I am yours.”
Cast 13 actors Running time 40’ Teacher Tony Kingston
20:00 - 20:40 | SAINT GEORGE’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (STGIS)
Don’t look now (a piece devised and written by the performers)
If only finding that perfect person to couple up with was simple. "Don't Look Now" is a play that explores the pitfalls of modern courtship. Set against the backdrop of a contemporary nightclub, where drink, dance, and drugs fuel new relationships with promising futures. In a story about love, death, and betrayal, friendships are put to the test when a fatal accident on a night out makes them question moral parts of themselves, they didn't know they had.
Cast 8 actors Running time 45’ Teacher Clare Williams
21:00 - 21:40 | LYCÉE CLASSIQUE DE DIEKIRCH (LCD)
11 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview a comedy by Ian McWethy
Two college interviewers need to find one more student to make up their quota of admissions for the year. So they look through the waiting list for possible candidates – after all, just how bad can they be?
Cast 8 actors Running time 40’ Teachers Nathalie Bintner & Tony Kingston