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Theaters in English in Zurich???

Hey everybody, can any of you recommend a nice theater that showcases pieces in English, here in Zurich? Thank you so much!
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

www.zcc.ch I guess google is down...
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

Hi AbFab, thank you. I did find that one in Google but I wanted some feedback, know what people think about it and if there were other theaters that might not show up in Google
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

Apart from the odd touring company (the TNT theatre Britain, for example), there's not much on in English in Zurich apart from the ZCC - never seen any of their productions, so I can't comment on them, I'm afraid.

There is however quite an active amateur & semi-professional English-speaking theatre scene in Basel, with three main groups:

Semi-Circle (www.semi-circle.ch) - An amateur theatre group who usually put on two productions a year. Last one was RENT, which was spectacularly good.

The Gay Beggars (http://engsem.unibas.ch/department/p...e-gay-beggars/) - the theatre company of the English Seminar at the University. The 'Beggars' have been around for quite some time and do seriously good plays each Spring, usually around April/May. Next years' is 'Noises off' by Michael Frayn.

Upstart Entertainment (www.upstart-entertainment.ch) - A production company who do English productions with local talent. Used to do mainly musicals, but they recently branched out to plays (last one was 'Doubt'). Their current show (premieres tomorrow, actually ) is an openair performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream in one of the medieval courtyards of the University (www.shakespeare-basel.ch)

Also, the Theater Basel has an English season ticket for six shows (from British touring companies).

http://www.theater-basel.ch/englishabo/

Basel's only 55m away...
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

Hi Schweizerkaas, thank you so much for this thorough and detailed information! Wow, great!

I guess it's really worth going to Basel then!
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

Hi,
I could give very positive feedback on www.zcc.ch. I haven't found any alternative in Zürich so far. I was at 2 or 3 performances. Every time I really enjoyed it. The only problem I found at last year performance is that it was sometimes difficult to follow language-wise (like, for example, following fast-spoken British English). My English is getting worse and becoming more corporate. :-)
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Re: Theaters in English in Zurich???

By the way, why don't you try ZCC out? I think they've already started selling tickets for the autumn production. Check ticketcorner.
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Hi r326, thanks for your feedback . I think I'll definitely check zcc out!
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