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The Collector: Dungeons and Drama

The Collector: Dungeons and Drama

To say that John Fowles’ book The Collector is controversial is something of an understatement. First published in 1963, it tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a socially awkward young man who collects butterflies. Infatuated with the beautiful and (to him) unapproachable art student Miranda Grey, he resorts to “collecting” her, imprisoning her in a […]

Open House Theartre: The Collector

Open House Theartre: The Collector

Natascha Kampusch. Josef Fritzl. Austria has certainly acquired an unwelcome reputation when it comes to cellars and imprisonment. But could that same scenario be the basis for a romance? That’s the challenging premise of The Collector, Mark Healey’s stage adaptation of John Fowles’ 1963 novel, which Open House Theatre will be performing in April. Frederick […]

Laurel & Hardy A Touchingly Comic Tragedy

Laurel & Hardy A Touchingly Comic Tragedy

If you asked people to name famous double acts, it wouldn’t take long to get to the names Laurel and Hardy. The stout, florid Oliver Hardy and the lean, mild-mannered Stan Laurel remain the quintessential fat man/thin man pairing, and were one of the most successful teams in early American cinema. Despite their classic status […]

Laurel & Hardy Premieres at Prückel

Laurel & Hardy Premieres at Prückel

The play Laurel & Hardy, about the lives and careers of the funny and famous pair (played by Eric Lomas and Robert G. Neumayr), opens 16 February and runs through 9 March. The Open House Theatre Company’s production isn’t all laughs – the story relates the duo’s memories and reflections, as they look back on […]

Open House Theatre raises the curtain

Vienna’s new English-speaking theatre is all set for its first season. The newly established company will build on the work of the International Theatre, and launches in December with a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the KIP Theater im Café Prückel, continuing the International’s tradition of annually performing this festive classic. The […]

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