Theatre

“Obsession”, by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, at the Barbican Starring Jude Law and directed by Ivo van Hove, stage adaptation of Ossessione, a film which gave rise to a cinematic movement. Sunday 30 April, at 3pm, with optional lunch at 12.30pm.

“Richard II” by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Barbican, on an evening in January.

“Chariots of Fire”, directed by Edward Hall, Hampstead Theatre, Swiss Cottage, on a Thursday evening in June.

Dutch National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells Theatre – the first night. On the programme five best-loved ballets by choreographer Hans van Manen.

“Ecstasy”, by playwright Mike Leigh, at the Hampstead Theatre. This very well received piece later stood in the West End.

“The Comedy of Errors” at the Globe Theatre

Nederlands Dans Theater Jubilee Tour – NDT I and II at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, July.
Not actually organised by the Anglo-Netherlands Society, but many members enjoyed a previous performance.

“The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park

“Deep Blue Sea” a matinee performance of Terence Rattigan’s play at the Richmond Theatre.

Nederlands Dans Theater II – formerly known as NDT2 – at Sadler’s Wells, on a Friday evening. Included a talk by director Jet de Ranitz and a glass of wine.

“For Services Rendered” – Issy van Randwijck in William Somerset Maugham’s play, directed by Edward Hall. The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, near Newbury, Berkshire. Saturday matinee, preceded by luncheon.

“Once in a Lifetime”, at the National Theatre, Wednesday matinee. From the great masters of American comedy came an irresistible comic treat with all the visual extravagance of Hollywood’s golden age.