We have created this theatre company in order to allow everyone to know the entrancing pleasures of the greatest masterpieces, played in their original environment - that means beautiful and traditional performances with costumes and settings fitting the time in which the plays were written.
In Bernard Shaw’s comedy Pygmalion we get to witness the transformation of a common cockney flower girl into a fair lady. When Professor Higgins, a phoneticist, meets Eliza Doolittle selling flowers on the streets of London, he brags that he can “pass off the squashed cabbage leaf as the Queen of Sheba!”. Together with his friend Colonel Pickering, he takes on a bet to transform her into a duchess in polite society. The only thing he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a mind of her own.
The black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring tells the story of the Brewster family. Mortimer Brewster is a famous theatre critic who has to deal with his eccentric family. His sweet aunts, Abby and Martha, have quite unusual hobbies - and some bodies buried in the cellar! Their nephew Teddy, who believes he is T. Roosevelt, completes this crazy household. When Mortimer gets engaged to the beautiful Elaine Harper, he discovers one of the corpses in his aunts' house, turning his romantic evening into a nightmare.
Trivial Muffins will perform another one of the iconic plays written by Irish author Oscar Wilde. This dramatic comedy tells a story of blackmail, intrigue and love. You will get to know Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician in Victorian England, who carries a dark secret from his past. A secret that has come to haunt him…
In her last novel, 19th century author Jane Austen tells the story of Emma Woodhouse, a beautiful, rich and slightly spoiled young woman, whose favourite pastime is matchmaking. She had foreseen the happy union of her governess Miss Taylor with the jolly Mr. Weston, their wedding setting the scenery for the start of the story. With the encounter of Harriet Smith, Emma sees an opportunity to once again indulge in the pleasures of matchmaking. After all, Harriet deserves a handsome young man of good ascent, is it not? Blinded by pride and ignoring the warnings of Mr. Knightley, she pursues her plan… until she starts doubting: would Emma Woodhouse herself be falling in love?
On the 23rd of September at 16:15, we played 15 minutes of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare in original Elisabethan pronunciation. Guided by the advices of Ben Crystal - actor at the Globe Theatre and expert in original pronunciation-, Ivana Vranjes embodied Juliet Capulet while Jeffrey Vansuyt was be the infortunate Romeo Montague whose name he gladly rejected for the love of Juliet in this famous balcony scene. Outside the Stadsschouwburg of Leuven for its 150th anniversary.
On the 24th of September, the newly created Trivial Muffins Orchestra performed for the first time, conducted by the extremely talented Stijn Paredis! Hadrien Baudot sang the part of Romeo and Kristien Nijs was Juliet in this opera by Gounod. The opera was the first event to take place at the Stadsschouwburg of Leuven in 1867.
We will play "A Man for All Seasons" shortly in the Stadsschouwburg of Leuven.
On April 21 and 22 Trivial Muffins Theatre Association presents to you its third production. For two nights, the theatre group will be united with the concert band ‘Koninklijke Harmonie Volharding Kessel-Lo’ to perform to you the play ‘A Man for All Seasons’ in word and music as part of the Amateuramafestival. This play, written in 1960 by the British screenwriter Robert Bolt – who is known for his screenplays of movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago – brings you the story of Thomas More as Lord Chancellor of King Henry VIII in the early 1500s. It were difficult times full of social and political changes, when the Protestants led by Luther rose against the Roman Catholic Church and when King Henry VIII himself choose to the Church, as he at all cost wanted to divorce his wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon.
More would find himself stuck with a great matter of conscience: will he support the choice of his King or will he be steadfast in his Catholic faith?
Be welcome on Friday- and Saturday evening April 21 and 22 at 7.30 PM in the Stadsschouwburg in Leuven. Tickets are available from Wednesday March 15 onwards (via the ticket page) and will be 10 euros per person.
‘And then there were none’ is one of the greatest classics from Agatha Christie. We will play for you its theatre adaptation also written by Agatha Christie, in October 2016.
This production has been a great success. The tickets were sold out!
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