Song by Song by Sondheim  Fundraiser - May 4th

Stephen Sondheim's legacy of amazing shows takes us all the way from his romantic lyrics from A Little Night Music to the cynical and humorous words of Company and Into the Woods.

Staged in Amsterdam's chic Manhattan Lounge cocktail bar in the Zuidas, the five singers and pianist take us on a sophisticated journey of song from ten of his best-loved shows.  Only 80 tickets, book now!

La Cage aux Folles

20-24 Nov & 10-15 Dec 2024

CC Amstel Theater, Amsterdam

Music and Lyrics Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the play by Jean Poiret
Directed & Choreographed by Carolien Canters
Musical Direction by Lori Evans

With special Guest Star Barrie Stevens


Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
BOOKING OPENS SOON!

About the show

Hysterical, camp and funny yet, at its heart, a musical that’s a tale of family, love and acceptance. Winner of 6 Tonys on it’s first outing and twice winner of Best Revival. It is also the hit show that spawned the much-recorded anthem, I Am What I Am and the Hollywood film, The Birdcage.  

Jean-Michel is the son of Georges and his notorious, drag queen husband, Zaza. Pandemonium and farce ensue when the son invites a right-wing, anti-gay politician (his future father-in-law, played by TV Star, Barrie Stevens) to Saint Tropez to meet them.  

ENDLESS SECOND - for Schools and Youth Groups 

by Theo Toksvig-Stewart
directed by Mark Winstanley
M played by Charlie Bird
W played by Lucia Alvargonzalez

 A young straight couple fall in love on their first day at a London Drama School. In a romantic haze of nights on the town, walks in Regent’s Park and sexual discovery their affair is on fast-forward; after one particular night of clubbing the boundary of sexual consent is crossed. QETC can bring this short play to your school. 

 

'two excellent and electric performances ..leaves you with an unsettling but necessary set of questions to consider.'     Arts Talk Magazine


Our Nov '23 double-bill was Smiley and Endless Second. 

'beautiful and interesting (immersive) double-bill'

Theaterkrant

'ambitious & entertaining’

Arts Talk Magazine

'excellent writing, four fine performances'

Arts Talk Magazine


'razor-sharp chemistry’

Theaterkrant

A double-bill of Immersive theatre!

Staged intimately in the round, both plays shared common themes. Love, sex and… relationships! 


By special arrangment with Knight Hall Agency  and Marta Fluvia Agency.

 For this production, the main stage of the CC Amstel Theater had its own bar serving drinks. The immersive tickets transported the audience to the streets, bars, clubs and parks of London and Barcelona. 

Endless Second is also available for Schools. See below.

SMILEY 

by Guillem Clua 
directed by Mark Winstanley
Alex played by Rodney Giano
Bruno played by Ties Jansen

 

Alex is the sexy co-owner of a gay bar in Barcelona. But his good looks and gym-honed body haven’t led him yet to the love of his life. Cue Bruno, a non-scene gay architect, who meets Alex after a mis-directed voicemail. Though at first glance not a match, the sexual attraction is riveting  This gay romcom looks at city life, dating apps and modern romance.
Translation Marion Peter Holt. By special arrangement with Marta Fluvia Agency.  Contains some strong language and nudity.

Group Bookings of 10 or more tickets


For shows in the main auditorium, a 10% discount is available for group bookings of 10 or more. In other words the 10th ticket is free! On these direct bookings you also avoid the bookings commission and fee to eventbrite. 


In 2022 QETC celebrated 20 years of entertaining and stimulating international audiences with theatre in English. Take a trip back  through that 20 year journey with the slideshow below.  We've come a long way since our humble beginnings with 32 rented chairs in a red-light district warehouse apartment!

Content from Youtube can't be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To show this content, please click "Consent & Show" to confirm that necessary data will be transferred to Youtube to enable this service. Further information can be found in our Privacy Policy. Changed your mind? You can revoke your consent at any time via your cookie settings.

Consent & Show

"A highly original and beautifully produced show that is both uplifting and chilling." Dutchnews.nl 

Cabaret  - the legendary musical 2022

Content from Youtube can't be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To show this content, please click "Consent & Show" to confirm that necessary data will be transferred to Youtube to enable this service. Further information can be found in our Privacy Policy. Changed your mind? You can revoke your consent at any time via your cookie settings.

Consent & Show

"...fun and entertaining...top-notch quality " ArtsTalkMagazine 

The Importance of Being Earnest 2018 & 2019

Content from Youtube can't be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To show this content, please click "Consent & Show" to confirm that necessary data will be transferred to Youtube to enable this service. Further information can be found in our Privacy Policy. Changed your mind? You can revoke your consent at any time via your cookie settings.

Consent & Show

"...clever production...a feast for the eyes" Dutchnews.nl 

The  39 Steps 2019 & 2021

Content from Youtube can't be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To show this content, please click "Consent & Show" to confirm that necessary data will be transferred to Youtube to enable this service. Further information can be found in our Privacy Policy. Changed your mind? You can revoke your consent at any time via your cookie settings.

Consent & Show

"...a Grade 'A' production" TimeOut Magazine 

The History Boys by Alan Bennett - 2009 & 2010 (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

'A delirious fun ride. It’s a hoot!' Broadway World  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  

The 39 Steps - 2019 & 2021

'Loveday Smith seduces her audience.' ArtsTalkMagazine 

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett - 2012, 2018 & 2021

"...savvy, sparkling creations... brilliantly performing cast..." ArtsTalkMagazine 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde 2018 & 2019

"...two excellent, often moving performances" ArtsTalkMagazine 

Scary Bikers by John Godber  2019



"Gorgeous...sheer fun...to die for..."

Broadway World

  The 39 Steps Nov 2021


'Winstanley is ideal casting for Graham - heart-rending...' ArtsTalkMagazine  

Talking Heads - 2018 & 2021


'excellent direction...with zip, vim and vigour...' ArtsTalkMagazine  

The Importance of Being Earnest  2018 & 2019



One Man, Two Guvnors - 2015


'A Lady of Letters'  by Alan Bennett 2012


'You're Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy' 2011


"Little Shop of Horrors' 2008

Torch Song Trilogy - 2006

Curse of the Werewolf - a musical - 2005

Bedroom Farce - 2004

Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett - 2002 & 2003

Thank you for watching...




The Best of English Theatre in Amsterdam

Queen's English Theatre Company
Amsterdam’s top-rated English-language Theatre Company