Performing English language theatre in Geneva, Switzerland since 1933

The Geneva English Drama Society provides a diverse theatre programme 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 play readings normally attract 50-100 people, and provide onstage roles for both experienced and aspiring actors.


by Ben Elton

Directed by Neil-Jon Morphy

Théâtre Pitoëff, Geneva
16-20 June 2015

Ben Elton is probably best known for his television series, including The Young Ones, Blackadder and The Thin Blue Line. Popcorn is Ben Elton’s most distinguished play, winning both the TMA Barclays Theatre Award for new play and the Olivier Award for best comedy. The Paris production was nominated for seven Molière awards.

Popcorn deals with the serious debate about whether violence in art influences society or whether it only reflects society. Bruce Delamitri is a film director who glorifies violence and sexuality in his films. Wayne and Scout are two of Bruce’s biggest fans who have gone on their own real-life killing spree. As Bruce’s latest film is about a young couple on a killing spree, the obvious comparisons are made. The play deals with the explosive confrontation between Bruce and Wayne.

Although Popcorn is a very funny comedy, it does reflect the violence and sexuality of Bruce’s films. The play is adult in content and language.

The talented cast includes: Chris Bailey, Anita Beck, Jeff Donkin, Angus MacDonald, Masha Neznansky, Noelle Rentsch, Kesso Gabrielle van Zutphen, Saskia Werkhoven and Jona Zeschke.


Tickets: CHF 30 (seats numbered)
• Book from 27th May on:
Choose your own seats, pay by credit card or bulletin de versement / e-banking and print your own tickets.
• Book from 27th May at a Swiss post office using a red bulletin de versement payable to
Theatre in English, 1200 Genève CCP 12-20568-3. In the motif versement box, please write the date, number of tickets required and your
daytime phone number.
• Call us from 8th June weekdays on: +41 22 575 25 82 between 13:30 and 14:30 hours.
• Buy your tickets at the theatre (CASH ONLY) on the night from 60 minutes before the show(check seat availability by phone or website).
Student tickets (CHF 20 on presentation of student card) on the night, subject to availability.

Tickets are not refunded.




1 May 2015

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