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Following the huge success of its English shows last year, the Montreux Comedy Festival has again decided to host 3 more shows at this year’s festival, which takes place between 4 and 10 December.

And, fortunately for knowitall.ch clients, the organizers have, once more, kindly offered us 6 double tickets for the English shows, which will run over 3 nights from 6 to 8 December.

For the first two English shows on 6 and 7 December, STAND UP AFRICA will see some of the finest comedians in Africa descending on the European shores of Montreux. Over the past couple of years, this premium comedy show has brought together the best comedians on the continent and has become a symbol of a united Africa in voice, expression and laughter. In its European debut, this unique show seeks to build on the incredible momentum that it has generated on the continent and hopes to start taking this message to the world. The show will consist of an all-star line-up, including African comedy giants, Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Stuart Taylor, David Kibuuka and Joseph Opio - an incredibly talented troupe of comedians.

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket to see Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Bears like honey, right? So what happens at the Teddy Bears’ Picnic when the wicked Queen Bee gives the bears “bad honey”? Oh no, the bears turn into zombies!  Who will save the bears? What happens when good confronts evil?

You can find out the answer to these questions, and many more, when you watch Goldilocks and the Three Bears at this year's pantomime, being produced once again for the English-speaking community by the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS).

Staged at the Collège de Saussure in Geneva, Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be performed over two weekends this season: Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December, and Friday 6 December – Sunday 8 December, with 2 performances on each of the Saturdays and on the first Sunday. As usual, it will feature some of Geneva’s best-loved amateur dramatists and singers, including Sharon Dessi as Goldilocks and Martin Jennings, Sharon Gill and Christine Colliar as the Three Bears.

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The Geneva English Dramatic Society’s new performance of The Little Foxes is the latest in a long line-up of highly successful English-language productions the organization has staged in the region.  The show will be performed at the Théâtre de Terre Sainte in Coppet, Vaud, between 12 and 16 November, 2013.

With a popular local cast, many of whom have performed in recent GEDS productions, The Little Foxes is sure to impress once more with its professional acting, imaginative stage set-up, and dazzling costumes.

Set in Alabama in the early 1900s, the Little Foxes is a tale of cunning, greed and sibling rivalry. The story is about big business versus social responsibility and has many parallels in today’s world.

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the Friday night performance on 27 September, 2013!

Providing theatre productions to the Geneva community since 1933, the Geneva English Drama Society (GEDS) offers a diverse program of plays with a wide variety of styles and periods. A typical season includes 3-4 full stage productions and 20 fortnightly staged playreadings, plus workshops and social events. The playreadings normally attract 50-100 people, and provide on-stage roles for both experienced and aspiring actors.

To kick off the autumn season, GEDS is staging the popular black comedy by Joe Orton, called “LOOT” – a farce that satirizes the church, attitudes to death, the integrity of the police force and other social norms.

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The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society are offering knowitall.ch clients the chance to win a double ticket with light supper to view their upcoming prodution of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

Directed by Rachel Ash, this enchanting musical comedy will tell you everything you’ve secretly wanted to know about dating, mating and marriage, husbands, wives, kids and in-laws but were afraid to ask! Parents who talk baby talk, men who talk and women who pretend to listen, infidelity and the injustice of long lines for the ladies room are just some of the issues that are hilariously skewed in Joe Di-Petro’s and Jimmy Roger’s hugely successful musical review.

Four actors take on more than twenty characters as they face the trials and tribulations of dealing with the opposite sex. The show is presented as a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships.  Most of the scenes are independent from each other, but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life.

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The Geneva English Drama Society will present "God of Carnage" between Tuesday 5 and Saturday 9 March, at Eaux Vives in Geneva. Written by Yasmina Reza, this play has been acclaimed around the world and received many awards including the Tony Award for Best Play.

 

Described as “a comedy of manners without the manners”, the play begins with two sets of parents meeting for a civilized, grown-up discussion about the outcome of their two boys having a playground fight. The result is a very funny black comedy which not only entertains but sets us thinking about the veneer of good manners which society sets upon us all.

 

If you have ever gotten into an argument that turned sour or if you have children, then you will be able to relate to this play! What starts off as a civilized adult discussion soon turns into immature and silly arguments! The characters soon show their true colors and personalities.