Two upcoming drama productions – one in English in Nyon, one in “Franglais” in Divonne

There are two amateur dramatic productions on the agenda for the month of May and both will be performed in this area.  The first is the musical comedy “The Producers” (music and lyrics by Mel Brooks).  This will be performed in English at the Nyon Marens theatre by The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society from the 13th to 21st May.

On Friday 13 and Saturday 14 performances will be at 20:00, Sunday 15 May at 19:00, Thursday 19, Friday 20 and Saturday 21 at 20:00. Telephone bookings are now open on 022 341 51 90  from 10:30 -12:30 (Mon- Fri) or go to the GAOS website for more details. If you are new to the area, why not go along as these productions usually attract a big crowd and there’s a bar at the theatre where you can mingle and meet other expatriates.  

Here is a synopsis of the plot.

Max Bialystock, Broadway show producer, has just staged another flop and is despondentdespondent. Along comes accountant Leo Bloom and, on musing with him, Max hits on the way back to fame and fortune: Stage a flop and run off with the money! Well, that’s the plan.

They choose what has to be the world’s most tasteless play: “Springtime for Hitler”. Max raises the money by cajoling his Little Old Lady groupies (aka: financial backers). With Leo as his assistant and the gorgeous sexy Ulla as their office help, Max holds auditions and hires the worst actors. Together, they appoint a truly hopeless director and the awful show opens! What could possibly go wrong? But horror of horrors, it’s a HIT! Come and see what improbable happenings ensue with this loveable trio and their bunch of incredible friends.

La  Belle et la Bête in Divonne

The second production is  over the border in Divonne by and this will be the pantomime  “La Belle et la Bête”  which will be performed in “Franglais” on the 16th, 17th and 18th May at the Esplanade in Divonne  For tickets details go the theatrefranglais website

Spring in Nyon – March newsletter now out/ Events coming up

Warmer weather has now arrived in Nyon and the Spring newsletter of Living in Nyon is now out. On it there is a round up of what has been featured on the site for the past three months, there is also exciting news about Nyon’s cinema!  If you would like to receive this free newsletter, just susbscribe by registering in the box on the right hand side of this site.

Living in Nyon on Facebook

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Events coming up  in Nyon

The Funambule is a small but intimate theatre space situated next to the Beau Rivage hotel in Nyon. Along with running theatre, singing  and composition workshops for musical and theatrical students (it has its own in house recording studio), the theatre also runs a full programme of  professional shows ranging from theatrical plays, comedies to musical evenings.  See the Funambule’s own website for more details. 

Comedy in English

The next event at the Funambule in English on the agenda, is the one man show  “Caveman”  which will be performed on the 16th April at 20:30 and 17th April at 17:00.  You can buy tickets in advance for this production either online or at  the service desk at Migros. There is a bar at the theatre to have a pre dinner drink.  

27th March – Journée Proxité – Family day out and a day to discover Nyon  

On Sunday 27th March there are lots of activities organised to discover the local farms and the local heritage buildings.  The full programme of the day can be found here  adn more informantion on the Nyon town website here.

Glocals have a Nyon group.  Glocals now has a Nyon social group. The group organises activities and social outings to many of the events that are mentioned on this site. Link here to find out more about the group. Note this is not a Living in Nyon group, this group was formed under the umbrella of Glocals.

English Reading Group at Crans près Celigny library

Next meeting 14th April from 15:15 to 17:00 The group will be discussing  “The space between us”  by Thrity Umrigar. For more info contact Mally Packham 022 7766084 or email

Volunteers Needed

ICV Volunteers are needed for the following conference  “Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction“, this is  a volunteer opportunity taking place from 8-13 May 2011.  Volunteers are need  to fulfill the following responsibilities:

57 Volunteers for Welcoming Services

  • Welcome; provide assistance; oversee the setup of session; prepare bags; liaise between staff etc…
  • 16 Reporters, 2 Editors and 2 Photographers
  •   Write, proofread and/or edit session reports; Document conference events.
  • 4 Translators  Translate documents during the event; Languages: Six U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian).

Click here to view more information about this volunteer opportunity.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please submit your CV to and, if you haven’t already done so, register for ICVolunteers here.

English Comedy night on Tuesday 22nd February

There’s an English comedy night  tomorow Tuesday 22nd February at the Uptown Geneva,  with Funny Laundry presenting  a double-bill of world class comedy showcasing the bright young talent of Tom Deacon (who has just been announced as the presenter for a new UK BBC Radio 1 Sunday evening show starting soon), and Craig Hill the “camp comic” from Scotland.

Seating is not numbered and the show starts at 20:30 – doors open at 19:30.  Plenty of tickets available on the door at 35 CHF (concessions 30 CHF). Uptown Geneva is on 2 Rue de la Servette, 1201 Geneva – a two minute walk from Cornavin Station. For further information visit Funny Laundry.