FEATS2016   5-8 May, Woluwe Cultural  Centre,

Proudly hosted by the ECC


FEATS 2016 will start with a bang!  First up on the FEATS stage on Thursday 5th May is the Brussels Shakespeare Society’s “Wulf”,  a reworking of the 11th century  epic saga Beowulf staged as only  Stephen Challens  knows how.  Two tribes,  Geats and Danes – all women – battle monsters and dragons, in a tale of heroic deeds and bloody deaths.  It’s high drama all the way.

We then zip forward to the modern day with “Remote” performed by another Brussels group, the very talented young actors of the English Youth Theatre, directed by Lynne Vaughan.  The play, written by Stef Smith, was originally commissioned by the National Theatre of London specifically for young people, and was first performed in 2015.   A young girl, fed up with everything, decides to hide herself high up in a tree so she cannot be found.  Then seven teenagers come into the park.  It is a tale of protest, power and protecting yourself.

The closing play of the night is another original script, “Once Bitten”, written and directed by Fergus Moloney of the Bonn Players.  With a much smaller cast – just two young women and a spider – this black comedy takes us to the Australian outback to explore serious themes with cheerful irreverence.

Just in case all that is not enough to whet your appetite, consider the competitive edge to the night.  Two Brussels groups competing against each other (BSS and EYT),  two original scripts vying for attention (Wulf and Once Bitten),  and  family rivalry in the form of  mother versus son (Lynne Vaughan, Steve Challens).  Don’t miss the drama, get your tickets now, from:

Watch this space for news about  days 2, 3 and  4.

Dates:   5 to 8 May 2016.  7.30 pm

Venue:  Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Cultural Centre, 93 Avenue Charles Thielemans, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre,

Ticket prices:   €20 per night, or  €70 for all  4 nights;  Students (with I.D.) €10 per night, or €35 for  4 nights

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