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FUTURE CLUBNIGHTS & PRODUCTIONS:

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME – MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ALIKE
Entrance is free. The bar opens at 7.30, so come for a drink and a chat before the entertainment starts.

Thursday April 23rd 2015, at 8pm – CPO, Lausanne

ST. GEORGE’S QUIZ

The traditional annual quiz organised by John Middleton

For more information click here.

Friday May 15th 2015, at 8pm – Théâtre du Centre de l’Espérance, Geneva

IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

A one-act play written and directed by Chris Hemmens which was performed at a Clubnight in 2014.

Chris has done some rewriting and tweaking and the play is now the Village Players’ entry to the FEATS competition which will be held in Hamburg in May this year. 

This performance will be a practice run for the actors and crew before the head of to FEATS, so please come and give your support.

Théâtre du Centre de l’Espérance
rue de la Chapelle, 8
1207 Geneva

More information to follow.

 

SPRING PRODUCTION

May 21, 22, 23, at 8pm – May 24 at 5.30pm  at CPO, Lausanne

WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Written by Edward Albee and Directed by Victoria Baumgartner

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” is the story of how one couple, Martha and George, can both love and hate each other. How many sacrifices does one have to make in a marriage? What flaws can you expose to your other self? To the outside world? It all starts when a young, happily married couple are invited for one last drink after a Faculty party at New Carthage University. George and Martha not only play dangerous games with each other, but also do everything in their power to get to know their “little guests” better—no matter the consequences.

Starring: Loic Regolatti, Noémy Menyhart, Erih Ahmetaj and Amina Gudzevic

Booking opens beginning of May

Welcome!

The Village Players is an English language theatre group based in Lausanne, Switzerland. We put on two theatrical productions a year for the public in venues in the Lausanne area. We also have a wide variety of monthly events for members at our clubhouse at the Centre Pluriculturel d’Ouchy in the heart of Lausanne. For a brief history of The Village Players, click here.

Village Players come in all shapes and sizes, from different backgrounds and nationalities, and with a wide range of English accents – so there’s certainly a place for you.

Our theatre productions and monthly events are extremely varied: serious, funny, light, profound; music, song, poetry; sometimes involving months of rehearsal, sometimes straight off-the-cuff; sometimes purely social or seasonal, sometimes workshops where we learn from professionals.

If you would like to join the Village Players, we suggest you come to one of our events or productions and ask to speak to one of the committee members. You can see a list of all scheduled events on the right. Alternatively, feel free to contact us.

Our last production -THE HOBBIT – written and directed by Victoria Baumgartner and Daniel Gardini was a tremendous success!  We will shortly be posting some photos on the site. 

The playreading CAT’S CRADLE, directed by Adrienne Hahne, was a most enjoyable “who dunnit” with a surprising twist at the end.

In February,  we had great fun singing songs to suit all tastes at our Karaoke evening, organised by Daniel Gardini.

Access to the CPO (Centre Pluriculturel d’Ouchy)

Croix d’Ouchy, Beau-Rivage, 2 – 1006 Lausanne

By car
We recommend coming to the CPO by public transport as parking can be difficult. The nearest public car parks are at Lausanne station and Ouchy (Park & Ride).  From Ouchy take the M2 metro to Délices station & it’s a 2mn walk. Ouchy metro station is roughly opposite the Chateau d’Ouchy, place de la Navigation, just next to a chemist. There are 2 stops to Délices.

Street parking in blue zones is possible but not always available.

By public transport
Metro M2 Délices station is a 2mn walk.

Lausanne CFF main station is a 5-10mn walk
Bus no. 2 – stop: Croix-d’Ouchy and bus no 25 – stop Elysée.