Sally Carter scene 3-1 2The company premiered on 20 March 2010 with Sally Carter, a tale of the other Old South, poor sharecroppers who prefer nuttin’ better than squirrel stew and biscuits on Sunday. But this fightin’ for the rich man’s rights – whose dumbass idea was that? Was it that preacher fella?

32In November of that year, the focus shifted to another war and the Luftwaffe trying to bring the hardy English nation to its heels. Lady Belfry is the Walking Cathedral of the community and is all for giving it to the Jerries, but not at the expense of her annual flower contest, which she suspects her working class neighbours are trying to subvert.

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June 2011 saw the company perform for the first time in Prague, with its new play Locked Down, a more contemporary piece about a man trapped in an elevator all weekend while his fiancee, coworkers and parents randomly run into each other and think nothing of his absence…until Monday. Meanwhile he keeps company with an imaginary psychiatrist and dream girl.

No Ship 5The Titanic went down a century ago and the company marked the occasion with No Ship in Sight, which suggests that maybe the nemesis wasn’t an iceberg after all, rather a stoker irate at being used and manipulated by – what was that line from the film – the “better half”. The costumes were outstanding for its premiere in Ostrava on 14 April 2012.

DSC_0641Everybody loves a good Robinson Crusoe story. Everybody knows the story, even Roland Garfield, the control freak corporate boss in The Coconuts who suddenly finds that one of his employees, long feared dead after a plane crash over the ocean, has come back to collect his back pay. But not his girlfriend, who’s now Roland’s estranged wife. Probably better anyway, as this fellow talks to coconuts and goes around carrying an ax. Enthemor had a band on hand for the premiere on 28 April 2013.

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English Theatre Moravia – presenting problem plays in the land of Franz Kafka