May, 2009 Newsletter

Dear Email Friends,

SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, premiered on 7 May. You can book tickets either online or by phoning our box office (040 - 227 7089). If you would like to read our teaching material for the play (complete with summary) to help you prepare for an evening in the theatre, please find out below in the right hand column how you can get a free copy.

Our 2009/2010 Season

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-- an amusing play by Ronald Harwood that had a sell-out season in London's West End.
Premiere on 10 September, 2009; Final Performance on 14 November, 2009


-- an hilarious comedy by Robin Hawdon
Premiere on 26 November, 2009; Final Performance on 13 February, 2010


-- a deeply moving play by Frank D. Gilroy that was performed 832 times on Broadway
Premiere on 25 February, 2010; Final Performance on 17 April, 2010


-- a highly suspenseful new thriller by David Foley
Premiere on 29 April, 2010; Final Performance on 3 July, 2010

Wanted---anerkannter Kriegsdienstverweigerer
The past five years we have hired two Zivildienstleistende every season to work at The English Theatre of Hamburg. We are interested in young men who would like to work here instead of joining the army. This opportunity was made available to them by the German government five years ago. If you know of any young men who qualify and would like to work at The English Theatre next season, starting the middle of August, 2009, please ask them to write now to for details.


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33rd Season
(2008 / 2009)


a Comedy by Richard Alfieri

Lily (Anah Ruddin), the widow of a Baptist Minister from South Carolina, is appalled by the behavior of her dance teacher (Lee Baxter) the first time he comes to her home. She tries to call the dance school to cancel the lessons, but Michael, the teacher, disconnects her and apologizes.

Michael (Lee Baxter), a former Broadway chorus boy, comes from a world unknown to Lily (Anah Ruddin). The two different personalities clash, but they find their way to each other as they argue and discuss their problems, their fears and their very different life experiences. The medium of dance, which they both love, helps to bring them together and develop a strong, although unusual, friendship.


Teaching Material

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