Welcome to Upstage:

Announcing our autumn production:

The Woman in Black

written by: 
adapted by Stefan Mallatratt based on the book by Susan Hill
directed by: 
Dinah Marti and William Bird

This captivating and haunting tale tells the story of a lawyer who wants to finally lay to rest the events that occurred years ago when he was going through deceased Mrs. Drablow's papers, and encountered the mysterious woman in black at her haunted mansion. Throughout his stay at the old lady's house, he feels the malevolent presence of this dark spirit, while discovering more and more about the short life of a mother who lost her child under tragic circumstances. Unable to rest in peace, she continues to haunt and curse a village, finding bitter vengeance for her own misery. 

Berne's English-language Amateur Theatre Group

Located in beautiful Berne, Switzerland, Upstage staged their first production in 1982. Since then our lively theatre group has staged over 75 productions and has become a permanent part of the Bernese theatre scene. Each year we put on an autumn and a spring production at the Theater am Käfigturm. Throughout the year we hold regular play readings and workshops. All dates and venues are publicized on this website and are also published on our Facebook page.

Each production requires the participation of many volunteers both onstage and behind the scenes. If you are interested in joining us, Upstage offers a wide range of opportunities to participate in English-language theatre productions. We might have something just right for you!