Monday Evening Readings

Victor/Victoria – book by Blake Edwards, music by Henry Mancini, lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, and additional musical material (music and lyrics) by Frank Wildhorn [Zoom Virtual Viewing]

Based on the 1982 film of the same name, which was a remake of the German film comedy Viktor und Viktoria shot by Reinhold Schünzel in 1933 from his own script. Julie Andrews was the only cast member from the film to return for the musical. Mancini died before he could complete the music, and Wildhorn was brought in to finish the score. The original 1995 Broadway production created mild controversy when Andrews, feeling that the rest of the show had been overlooked, declined her (and the show's only) Tony Award nomination.

Women in Jeopardy - by Wendy MacLeod [Zoom Streamed Reading]

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.

An Ideal Husband – by Oscar Wilde [Zoom Virtual Viewing]

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern's smooth ascent to the top seems assured, until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of a previous financial scandal.

The Zurich English-Speaking Theatre meets almost every Monday evening for a play reading. Potential new members are always welcome - take a look at the reading details on this page for the next reading date.  All meetings take place at St. Andrew's Community Centre, near Stadelhofen in central Zurich (see the map below).  Doors open around 19:00 for an informal get-together and the reading starts at 19:30 unless otherwise stated.  You don't need to sign up or inform us that you are coming, but if you have any questions, please contact us via the General Enquiries page.

 

Play readings are organised and read by members without rehearsal with scripts in hand and a basic set.  Newcomers will not be initially asked to read, but if you'd like to get involved, talk to anyone on the committee and we will be glad to put you down on the reading list.

Monday readings are open to anyone and count towards your membership session count.  For more information on membership, see the membership page.

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