April 2007 Newsletter

Dear Email Friends,

Be sure to see our last play of the season, CORPSE!, the world famous comedy-thriller by Gerald Moon. This play has not only been on Broadway and in the West End in London; theatres all over the world have produced it in many different languages.

If you are a regular theatre-goer you may want to become a subscriber and take advantage of our special offer: four plays for the price of three. If so, just send an email to ethamburg@onlinehome.de or phone our box office (040) 227 7089). We will be announcing the plays for the coming season soon.

Press clippings:
Hamburg Express
, 27.04.2007
by Judith Sokolow
The big news in Hamburg Theatre is The English Theatre's production of Corpse by Gerald Moon. Directed by Robert Rumpf, this delightful comedy will run from the April 26 until the end of June. In a murder mystery setting Corpse sets brother against brother in an exercise of British comic irony. Inheritance and filial competition are the premise of this classic of the London stage. Shady conspirators and unlikely results make this play a hilarious mix of comedy and suspense. Take a spring evening and see this one. You will not regret it.

Hamburger Abendblatt, 30.04.2007
Mordlust im English Theatre
Mit "Corpse!" hat das English Theatre eine schwarze Kriminalkomödie im Programm, die nur ein Brite (Gerald Moon) schreiben konnte und die aufzuführen nur Schauspielern zweifelsfrei britischer Herkunft  ansteht: Evelyn Farrant, ein erfolglose Shakespeare-Darsteller, will  sich seines verhassten Zwillingsbruders (beide Andrew Southern)   entledigen und dessen Platz in der feinen Gesellschaft einnehmen.

Windungs- und fintenreich entfaltet sich der Plot auf der    Theaterbühne, die mit Stellwänden, Sesseln und Telefonklingeln den     zuverlässigen Charme vergangener (Theater-)Zeiten versprüht. Über    jeden Zweifel erhaben ist dabei die Leistung der Schauspieler.

MOPO, 30 April, 2007
Krimispaß am English Theatre Schüsse knallen und Tote fallen, reichlich Theaterblut fließt im jüngsten Stück des English Theatre of Hamburg: "Corpse!" heißt Leiche, und warum es bei all der Schießerei wirklich nur eine bleibt, enthüllt erst der verblüffende Schluss des von Robert Rumpf inszenierten Comedy-Thrillers.

Evelyn hat im Leben die Arschkarte gezogen: als Mann mit diesem Vornamen, als Versager im Beruf, und dann streicht sein Zwillingsbruder Rupert auch noch das Erbe ein. Also beschließt der erfolglose Schauspieler Evelyn, seinen verhassten, reichen Bruder zu töten - um dessen Rolle im Leben zu übernehmen. Doch der angeheuerte Killer ist ebenso unberechenbar wie die kontaktfreudige Lady, die endlich ihr Geld vom mittellosen Mieter kassieren will.


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31st Season
(2006 / 2007)

Now playing:
CORPSE!, a comedy-thriller by Gerald Moon

Evelyn Farrant (Andrew Southern) dresses up like a woman when he goes shoplifting at Fortnum and Mason's. The large inside pockets of his coat hold a lot of food and drink. His landlady, Mrs McGee (Zoë Ann Bown), doesn't recognize him at first.

Mrs McGee has a crush on Evelyn and sympathizes with him because he is an out of work actor. She wants to know if they can make some "arrangement" since he does not have enough money to pay the rent.

Evelyn invites a known criminal, Major Powell (Hayward Morse) to his basement flat and offers him a large amount of money to kill his twin brother, Rupert Farrant, whom he hates.

Is this Evelyn or Rupert Farrant? The twins are identical so it is impossible to tell them apart. What did Major Powell do to get himself into such a predicament? And who is he really?

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