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In a bid to encourage more English-speaking visitors to their theatre in Geneva, the Théatre de Carouge-Atelier de Genève is offering knowitall.ch readers the chance to win a double ticket to see one of the plays from their new series of specially adapted performances for English-speaking viewers.

“The Robbers Ball” is the first show this year to be performed with English surtitles, and will take place on 10, 11 and 15 March 2017. All other performances of this excellent classic comedy, scheduled between 21 February and 18 March, will require a reasonable understanding of French to appreciate the play.

Written by Jean Anouilh and directed by Robert Sandoz, The Robbers Ball is an action-packed comedy with 50’s style costumes, live music and - of course - a love story! The performance takes place one summer in the spa town of Vichy.  Peterbono, Hector and Gustave are three stooges who earn their living as pickpockets, creating all kinds of scenarios to rob rich spa clients and to seduce young ladies who are thoroughly bored.  Taken in by their own wiles, they are invited to the luxurious home of Lady Hurf and her nieces. On the evening of the Robbers’ ball, the very last robbery is being set up, when suddenly…

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Adam Bloom and Tim Clark perform at Uptown Geneva, on Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Two great English comedians, Adam Bloom and Tim Clark, will perform for the International Comedy Club next month in Geneva.

Having wowed club audiences in Switzerland with their acts in the past, the two performers will prove a popular replacement to the scheduled act for 8 March, Seann Walsh, who has been called away to perform in a primetime Sitcom for UK TV the same evening.

Those who have seen Adam Bloom in action before will tell you that he is one of Britain’s most inventive comedians. He has performed sell-out solo shows at the ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2001, 2004 & 2007 Edinburgh Festivals as well as performing a sell-out tour of Britain. He has also sold out theaters at festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington and Cape Town as well as making three visits to ‘Just For Laughs‘ in Montreal. In 2004, Adam was part of the ‘Just For Laughs Comedy Tour‘, playing to 42,000 people in 17 cities across Canada. He has also written three series of ‘The Problem with Adam Bloom‘ for BBC Radio 4.

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Knowitall.ch readers are being offered the chance to see some of the hottest comedians from around the world at the Montreux Comedy Festival, which is hosting a number of shows in Montreux and Vevey between 1 and 5 December 2016.

This year, we have been offered 10 double tickets for the Trending Comics show in English, taking place on Sunday, 4 December at 17h at the 2m2c Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux.

Presented by Jason Goliath, host of "Larger than life" South Africa, and directed by Paul Wheeler, Trending Comics will allow you to "tour the world through laughter" with some of the best-known English-speaking comedians, who are "killing internationally"! Artists from Australia, Africa, the US, the UK, Canada and some that are "so multicultural they’re from everywhere and nowhere", are flying to Montreux exclusively for this show!

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening night performance!

Another year comes and goes and before we know it, pantomime season is upon us again! This year, the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society has chosen to perform a lively and colorful rendition of "Puss in Boots" at the Théâtre du Léman in Geneva from 2-4 December 2016.

For those of you who have forgotten the story, here is a quick reminder: In his father’s will, Jack has been left penniless, inheriting nothing but the family cat. Although he has great ambitions, the prospects are not good! Things soon change with the arrival of his Auntie Hettie, etiquette expert extraordinaire, and the revelation that Puss can talk (and looks pretty fetching in a pair of boots)! Before long, Jack, Auntie and Puss are embroiled in a complex scheme to persuade the King and Queen that Jack (masquerading as the Marquis of Carabas) is suitable husband material for the beautiful Princess. But first they will have to contend with a jealous noble suitor, a pair of dastardly henchmen, and a hideous shape-shifting Ogre!

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The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) is offering knowitall.ch readers the chance to win a double ticket to see its August production of Hair, the controversial rock musical that hit America in the 1960s and soon became a worldwide sensation.

Being performed at the Casino Theatre in Geneva between the 26th and 28th August, this lively GAOS production is targeted very much at adults and older teens, given the explicit nature of some of the topics addressed throughout the musical.

Indeed, when the show opened on Broadway in 1968, Hair challenged many of the norms held by Western society in the 1960s. At that time, the youth of America protested against what they saw as wrong with their country: racism, environmental destruction, poverty, sexism and sexual repression, violence at home, the war in Vietnam, depersonalization and corruption in politics.

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening performance!

One of the best British musicals of all time is coming to Geneva this year, thanks to the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society!

On Friday, 15 April 2016, the Casino Theatre in Geneva will host the opening night performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a lively musical popular with all ages, and loosely based on Ian Fleming's novel, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang : The Magical Car. The show will be presented over 2 consecutive weekends, from 15 to 17 April and 22 to 24 April 2016.