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BESTheatre is Slovenia's only independent, professional English-speaking theatre company.

Our policy is to help foster cultural interaction between Britain and our EU partner, Slovenia - two countries with a great theatrical heritage.

 

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME

 

FACE VALUE

A contemporary comedy with dark undertones written by David Hampshire. A 25th wedding anniversary provides the impetus for this play which explores friendships between three couples within a marriage. Jonathan’s forgotten a special date. Allan wants a date. Christopher’s lost his date. And, ultimately, this is a date that no one involved will forget.

EDUCATIONAL DRAMA FOR STUDENTS

We are highly motivated in the use of drama to support the learning of English as a foreign language. To assist students in their Matura study we operate an active Theatre in Education (TIE) programme. We have presented educational productions in Slovenian schools from 2007 to 2016; beginning with three highly successful tours of John Osborne's Look Back In Anger in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2015 and 2016 we toured Oscar Wilde's comedy AN IDEAL HUSBAND.

A STATE OF AFFAIRS

We revived our acclaimed production of Graham Swannell's funny and incisive play on human relationships A State of Affairs at the OSO Arts Centre Barnes, London. The production was directed by Kenn Michaels and the cast included Timothy Bentinck (David Archer in BBC's The Archers.)

Please click here for further details, including photographs and reviews of our previous London production of A State of Affairs.

 

MURDER MYSTERIES

BEST also offer traditional English Murder Mystery events (performed in Slovene or English) for both the private and corporate markets. In September 2005 (in co-operation with G & P Hoteli Bled) we produced Slovenia's first professional Murder Mystery at the Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled. Since then our corporate clients have included Nokia, Novo Nordisk, Peugeot, Sanolabor, IATEFL, Unicredit Bank, Sava Group, Raiffeisen Bank and Ericsson.

Click here for further details on our Murder Mysteries_page.

Click here for Slovenian press articles including Nedelo and Slovenia Times.

 

BBC BIG BAND CONCERTS

As one of our UK/Slovene initiatives BEST are negotiating to bring one of the UK's most prestigious orchestra's, the BBC BIG BAND (plus guest vocalists) to perform for the first time in Slovenia.

The BBC BIG BAND has been voted the best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards in 1992, 94, 97, 99 and 2001.

Famous musical names the BBC BIG BAND has played with includes Ray Charles, Mel Torme, George Benson, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Michel Legrand, John Dankworth, and Van Morrison.

''By far the best band to come out of England.'' - George Shearing.

''For me, this is the band.'' - Mel Torme'.

 

 

SONGS FROM THE WEST END SHOWS

BEST offer an exciting cabaret production, Songs from the West End Shows, featuring solos and duets from famous West End musicals.

Ideal as a corporate or private after-dinner entertainment, Songs from the West End Shows features a company of singers headed by one of England's leading musical theatre artistes, Graham Bickley. Graham performs songs from West End productions he has appeared in, including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard.

Please visit our profiles page for further information about Graham Bickley and Slovene singer and actress Manca Izmajlova.

 

Please note: our performance programme is very flexible and can be tailored to specific requirements. As part of our Theatre in Education policy we run inter-active drama workshops and improvisation classes.

 

 

 

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