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Upstage 2013 presents ‘Black Comedy’ and ‘Rêverie’

Black Comedy flyer

We talk to David Simpson and Julie Valade of Upstage about the upcoming production of Black Comedy and a one-off performance of Rêverie. The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy. Continue reading Upstage 2013 presents ‘Black Comedy’ and ‘Rêverie’

Upstage marks 20th anniversary with 39 Steps

A detail from this year's poster

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple met with Grenoble’s foremost English theatre group, Upstage, to find out about their 20th anniversary plans. Here is what he has to report. Continue reading Upstage marks 20th anniversary with 39 Steps

Upstage 2011 – cast and crew profiles

The Upstage 2011 cast and crew

The cast and crew of Upstage – an English theatre group comprising students at Cité Internationale Europole in Grenoble – share their experiences as rehearsals gather pace for this year’s production: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Ste-Marie-d’en-Bas, March 15–19. Continue reading Upstage 2011 – cast and crew profiles

A celebration of Irish cinema, in Grenoble

A still from Garage, 2007, directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Camille Bromley reports back from the Celtic Connection’s third annual Irish film event and tells us a bit more about activities planned by the association over the year.

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Upstage 2011 – Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

A detail from The Crucible poster

We talk to David Simpson, producer of Upstage  an English theatre group comprising students at Cité Internationale Europole – ahead of their 2011 production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Continue reading Upstage 2011 – Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Upstage presents ‘Loot’ and ‘Mountain Language’

Upstage 2010

Grenoble Life’s Camille Bromley was in the audience at Ste-Marie-d’en-Bas for this year’s Upstage theatre production: Joe Orton’s Loot and Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language. Here’s what she has to say. Continue reading Upstage presents ‘Loot’ and ‘Mountain Language’

English Talk Radio – March 10

Upstage website

The March 10 English Talk Radio show was recorded at the Cité Scolaire Internationale de Grenoble, and includes an interview with the director, the cast and the crew of Upstage, which is putting on two plays: Loot by Joe Orton and Mountain Language by Harold Pinter, performing March 22–27 at 7:30 pm at the Théâtre Ste-Marie-d’en-Bas. Continue reading English Talk Radio – March 10

Upstage – outstanding English theatre in Grenoble since 1993

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A montage of Upstage publicity

David Simpson is producer and director of Upstage, an English Theatre Group comprising students at Cité Internationale Europole in Grenoble. Now in its 18th year, this annual play has established a tradition of outstanding comedy that draws a diverse audience from the local community. James Dalrymple met him over a pint or two – as British expats are often found doing – at O’Callaghan’s Irish Pub, to discover more about the history of Upstage and plans for next year’s production. Continue reading Upstage — outstanding English theatre in Grenoble since 1993