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March 26th 2021 | 7:30PM CET

Come and join English Theatre Düsseldorf's Online Play Reading Fundraiser on Friday 26th March at 7:30pm CET!

"'Light from the Pleiades' is the uncommon love story of Deirdre and Mooney, which occurs during three different time periods in their lives, beginning when they are 17 and 23 in Madison, Wisconsin. Their relationship is emotionally intense and physically passionate, but comes to an end when Mooney leaves for graduate school. The action jumps forward 10 years when Mooney visits Deirdre, now diagnosed as a schizophrenic, in Green Bay. Deirdre tells Mooney that he had gotten her pregnant and that she had had an abortion. The action then jumps forward 15 years: Mooney has become a successful writer, with a personal life in flux, when he is contacted by Anna, Deirdre’s daughter and possibly his child. Deirdre has died, but her ghost speaks to Mooney, encouraging him to undergo a DNA test and to discover a greater sense of purpose in his life. "

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend this event and watch our wonderful cast read through the play 'Light from the Pleiades' by Brian Leahy Doyle. After the reading, there will also be the opportunity for a Question and Answer session with the Playwright himself.

Though entry is free, it is a fundraising event and we would be very grateful to receive a donation for your attendance at the Online Play Reading. We recommend a €20 donation and all of the support we receive will go directly towards our upcoming production of 'Romeo & Juliet', that will be performed outside at the Kaiserpfalz, Kaiserswerth in May/June 2021!

To attend the Online Play Reading, please fill our out short SIGN UP FORM

Following completion of the form, you will receive the Zoom Link to join the Online Play Reading via email.

"SHAKESPEARE AM RHEIN - Romeo & Juliet" - May 29th - June 9th 2021

We are thrilled to announce that next May/June 2021, English Theatre Düsseldorf will be performing Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in the Kaiserpfalz Ruins, from 29th May - 9th June! We present to you ‘Shakespeare Am Rhein!’

To make this project happen and to truly bring the world of Romeo & Juliet to life in this incredible space, we need your support! Any support that you can offer will go directly to funding production costs such as location hire, light and sound equipment hire and our artists' work. Every donation made will bring us a step closer to allowing this project to take place.

Check out our "Shakespeare am Rhein" page to find out more about the project; get behind the scenes glimpses into the creative process, learn about our amazing location and meet our talented team of Cast and Creatives!

We are hugely grateful for any support that you can provide and appreciate any donations that you can offer!

It’s time to build our ‘fair Verona’!


Due to the current Lockdown, all of our Weekly Theatre Courses for 2021 have been postponed until the earliest possible opportunity. The new start dates will be announced when confirmation has been given that the Courses can take place.

Please feel free to explore the Courses that are available and reserve your space in advance by completing the indicated registration form on each page.

Want to know more about the ladies who run ETD? Read Schnurrkultur's interview!

The Lovely Blogger Nine and her 2 cats Yoki and Finlay at Schnurrkultur have written a lovely article about ETD artistic directors, Rosie and Ilya! Check it out!

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Kindergarten and primary school teachers... look no further!

We are offering a magical, socially-distanced touring show and workshop to bring into schools/KITAS, for school children 1-3 grade or for KITAS age 3+!

🎁THE DREAMING TREE 🌿by Julie Stearns & Peter Krahl

To enquire about bringing this show to YOUR school or Kita, contact Olivia on

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