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Music / Fri 24 Sep / Sat 25 Sep / Sun 26 Sep / 8 PM
Discover the magic of Chamber Music in an inspiring setting. Join our partner, Brussels Muzieque and their award-winning musicians for a weekend of concerts, presenting three different programs, with a varied and amazing team of musicians craving for live concerts and real public once again.
24/09: Bassoon & Strings Quartet
Devienne, Mozart and more
25/09: A Transfigured Music Evening
J. Brahms - String Sextet no. 1 op. 18; A. Schoenberg - 'Verklaerte Nacht' String Sextet
26/09: Clarinet Trios
Stravinski, Bruch and more
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Music / Sat 25 Sep / 8 PM
Music / Sun 26 Sep / 8 PM
Tight arrangements, awesome sax solos, daring fusions, unbelievable energy.
Jazz like you haven’t heard before thanks to five spirited musicians that join us tonight at the House to play tribute to the legendary Chick Corea Elektric Band.
Our musicians for the evening are Jeremy Dumont (keys), Maayan Smith (sax), Lior Tzemah (guitar), Federico Pecoraro (bass) and Adrien Verderame (drums).
Join us for an evening filled with great live music and fabulous atmosphere.
Doors: 7.30pm Concert 8.00pm
Full Circle is delighted to host a new series of musical salons by Room7 Productions. Preview the full Autumn series, starting Autumn 2021, in this inaugural musical salon.
Kalina Georgieva and Ivan Ludlow introduce the series with a short concert, a talk and a drink. Mahler, Barber and Duparc mixed with Delta, cocktails and good conversation.
Open Chamber dares to break the formality of opera protocols, with lively discussion and revelations. Explore the composition, interpretation and presentation of great works from the classical repertoire as well as new pieces in an engaging mix.
Don't miss this musical journey to understand the masterpieces of the past and discover the repertoire of the future.
Room 7 Productions, founded by Ivan Ludlow, is an exciting new production house in Brussels challenging the state of play and reinventing opera as we know it. Their eagerness to do things differently has pushed them to dare beyond the classic opera performances and craft new ones, while also envisaging new interactions with audiences often left to be passive spectators.
Full Circle House Book Club
Join our monthly gathering around a great read, along with drinks & good company
"...a small but powerful book, compounding merciless political critique and allegory rendered in tender prose." - The Guardian
A young refugee washes up unconscious on the beach of a small island inhabited by no one but Samuel, an old lighthouse keeper. Unsettled, Samuel is soon swept up in memories of his former life on the mainland: a life that saw his country suffer, then fight for independence, only to fall to a cruel dictator; he recalls his own part in its history.
South African author Karen Jennings has created a compact, powerful fable that exposes several of the modern world's greatest crises. Longlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize, it’s a welcome surprise on a longlist which favoured established authors.
Come discuss this powerful novel at our first Book Club of the year.
Please note that this event is open to Members Only.
Tickets: Free (registration required)
New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical includes such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I’m Still Here and Losing My Mind.
Featuring a cast of 40 and an orchestra of 21, Follies is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards, Sondheim’s previous work at the NT includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
Please note: this production contains strobe lighting.
This production runs without an interval. This is true to the spirit of how Sondheim intended the piece to be performed.
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A thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous exploration of hate crime and society's fear of ‘the other’. "Ridley's best play" – Time Out
In Brussels for a strictly limited run!
Davey has seen something he can't forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross with devastating consequences.
Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, Vincent River explores the classic Ridley themes of loss, sexual identity, the family as a destructive force, East London and the redemptive power of storytelling.
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20 October – 13 November
Wednesdays – Sundays @ 8pm | Fridays – Sundays @ 5pm
Run time: 80 minutes, no interval
Tickets: €15 - €35
Age guidance: 15+
*Please note that the play contains scene of smoking. The actors will smoke for approximately 15 minutes.
Reviews from previous productions of Vincent River
“.....holds the audience in a tight grip for the entire 90-minutes. It deliberately never lets us relax, so that in the end when the penny finally drops you're left speechless - you sit there not knowing whether to clap, cry or crumble. This is a rare piece of theatre - simply beautiful." — Broadwayworld
”Ridley scatters poetic fragments throughout, like a trail of bread-crumbs leading to the supposed safety of home...a crucible in which everyday secrets smoulder.” — The Times
“Blazing... even as the play emphasises how much of life is wasted, there is something exhilarating here.” — The Sunday Times
“Philip Ridley’s devastating two-hander has lost none of its glinting edge ...his writing is among the very sharpest in British theatre.” — Time Out
“Terrific...molten grief and self-recrimination...never lurid or gratuitous.”
— The Independent
“Finely shaded study of grief...you can’t take your eyes off it.” — Sunday Express
A vibrant guitar-saxophone duo is at the House for our monthly Jazz night.
Paolo Loveri (guitar) and Angelo Gregorio (saxophone) perform pieces from their very latest release 'Far from our cities', a delightful repertoire of generous and sunny jazz inspired by their bright homeland, southern Italy.
Paolo Loveri is an experienced and prized musician, living in Belgium since the 1990s. Angelo Gregorio is someone who lives and breaths music and restlessly applies his talent to several musical projects and initiatives.
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Filmed live on stage from London's West End, this classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
From The Jamie Lloyd Company
BBFC rating: 15
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Fri 19 Nov / Music / 6:30 PM
Experience the magic of a virtuoso classical pianist in the intimate setting of Full Circle's salon. Since her last visit to Full Circle back in 2016, classical pianist Daria van den Bercken has stepped up her unique campaign to extend classical music’s reach to new audiences, across all ages.
She'll be updating us on her work, playing for us and discussing her ideas on how to draw contemporary audiences to classical music through innovation and boundless energy. This is a unique opportunity to hear a classical pianist play her repertoire in the intimate setting of Full Circle's living room.
Dutch-Russian pianist Daria van den Bercken is an unconventional classical pianist, celebrated for the fresh ways she brings piano music to life, and is regarded as ‘a model for musicians of the future’. Her original and successful approach in bringing classical music to wider audiences has focussed on educational and social outreach. Since at least 2012 she has been playing the piano on alternative stages and platforms. Her award-winning project ‘Handel at the Piano’ led to the prestigious Amsterdam Prize, countless concerts worldwide, and a weekly series about classical music on prime-time Dutch television. She previously won the Concertgebouw Vriendenkrans Prize 2005 and the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2006 and 2008. Daria performs regularly around the world and is committed to actively reaching out to younger audiences.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star in this glorious revival of Harold Pinter’s classic comedy, filmed live on stage from the West End in London.
One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
From Playful Productions
BBFC rating 15
See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), captured live on-stage at the National Theatre in London.
It’s a summer’s morning in 1988. Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital sparring quickly turns to blood-sport.
Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra) directs this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class.
A National Theatre production
BBFC rating 12A
See Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
Captured live from London’s West End in 2018, Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
From Chichester Festival Theatre
BBFC rating: 12A
At the outbreak of World War One, Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Now seen by more than 8 million people around the world, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
A National Theatre Production
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