International Club of Berne

Theatre - Twelfth Night

Wednesday, 21st June 2017 at 6:30pm

Location: Schloss Oberhofen

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Theatre – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

When           Wednesday, 21 June, at 18:30 (for a drink before the performance)

Where          Schloss Oberhofen near Thun (

Contact       Nazanin Kupferschmid (see inside cover page)

Deadline      Please register by Friday, 16 June

The American Drama Group Europe brings its unique style to bear, mixing music with theatrical magic, dynamic physicality with careful attention to text, and clowning with poetry.
This is the third year our members will be attending such an event. Arrive early to have a drink or wander the Castle lakeside grounds.

The open-air performance will take place in any weather conditions. Tickets are CHF 45 and 37 AHV. ICB members receive a 10% reduction.

We hope to have a good group attending. Please contact Nazanin.


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Nazanin wrote
at 5:45pm on Tuesday, 20th June 2017
Hello Shakespear lovers, some info concerning the event: Please come at least 40 minutes early to buy your ticket, and apéro. Don't forget to mention the International Club to profit 10% discount. Individuals who qualify as AHV, have a discount as well. I will be there early to reserve table for the apéro. We are so lucky to have great weather 3rd year in a raw :-))
Graham wrote
at 11:37pm on Thursday, 15th June 2017
Auto Bern 17:30 - Thun 18:00 - Oberhofen and park 18:30
Train Bern 18:06 - 18:24 Thun 18:31 Bus - 18:41 Oberhofen
Train Bern 18:06 - 18:24 Thun 18:40 Boat 19:03 Oberhofen

The show finishes around 22:00
Bus Oberhofen 22:12 - 22:24 Thun 22:33 - 23:52 Berne
Bus Oberhofen 22:42 - 22:54 Thun 23:04 - 23:23 Berne

Graham wrote
at 11:18pm on Thursday, 15th June 2017
This is Shakespeare’s greatest and last pure comedy, the master at the height of his art.

The play explores the great obsessions of human life: love, jealousy, class, gender, greed and passion. And if it explores the serious within us it also revels in merriment: drinking has a key place in the play as does song and laughter in all its forms from melancholy wit to slapstick comedy.

The enemy of laughter is the butt of the play’s humour: Malvolio the Puritan, a spoil sport in the palaces of fun. Set against Malvolio’s malevolence is the swashbuckling joy of Sir Toby Belch, the mischievous servant Maria and the wit of the wise clown, Feste.

No play of Shakespeare has so many characters in what might be called a main role: plots interweave with subplots until we are almost giddy. At the centre of the many deceptions stands Viola, an extraordinary creation, a woman who prefers to be a man and as such provokes a love she cannot return in the Lady Olivia while cultivating an impossible passion for her manly master, Orsino.

Meanwhile her (lost) twin brother Sebastian appears to rouse the passions of one Antonio while accidentally securing the hand of Lady Olivia.
Nothing is what it seems: life and love collide and create a comedy of errors that spreads confusion even as it reveals the essential truth of human nature: perhaps nothing is what it appears to be, but beneath appearances the truth will out and the truth is very much to do with love.
Graham wrote
at 11:10pm on Sunday, 11th June 2017
Wednesday, 21 Juni , from 19:30 Uhr to 22:00

Played by the American Drama Group Europe / TNT London
Graham wrote
at 10:54pm on Sunday, 11th June 2017
TNT, directed by Paul Stebbings, have been producing Shakespeare’s comedies world wide for over ten years to great acclaim. An ensemble of veteran performers have been gathered to grapple with this magnificent work, with music added live under the direction of composer John Kenny.
We invite you into a wonderland, created by the greatest story teller ever to grace the planet, one who liked a drink and loathed a puritan and above all knew how to dissect love, which is both tragic and hilarious: the most powerful emotion known to us stumbling humans.
This production tours from China to Britain, from Norway to France and Japan to Germany, join us in an evening of laughter and song; for “If music be the food of love, play on!”
“I never knew Shakespeare could be so entertaining!” CNN TV
“One of the most interesting developments on the current theatrical scene.” The Guardian London
“Highly effective and charismatic theatre” Village Voice New York
“TNT reveal all the qualities of British theatre in a single performance” Suddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
“The audience were held in a vice like grip from start to finish” Japan Times
“True music theatre. ” Classical Music Magazine, London
“TNT are known as the most popular touring theatre company in the world” China National TV.

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By Graham on 17th January

Lots of virus and colds going around. Stay warm and protected.

Gerd our treasurer has had a stroke and is recovering in Riggisberg clinic. Call Emilia for condolences and information. I'll go up there in the weekend sometime. Ask me if you wish to come. Graham


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