The Belle Vue

Directed by Nick Philippou

Although written in the late 1920s The Belle Vue, or Zur Schönen Aussicht, was not performed until 1969 when it received its World Premiere at the Schauspielhaus, Graz, Austria. ATC's production is the British Premiere of the play.

All is not well at the Belle Vue hotel; the season's off, the staff are off; even the food is off and the owner can't pay the champagne bill. The situation is desesperate...the arrival of a mysterious young woman sparks a sinister chain of events which catapults the hotel into chaos. Set against the background of Europe between the wars, The Belle Vue is razor sharp comedy, where the film Cabaret meets Fawlty Towers, and which charts the rise of fascism in a viciously funny masterpiece of comic writing.



  • - Northcott Theatre (Exeter)
  • - Tron Theatre (Glasgow)
  • - MacRoberts Arts Centre (Stirling)
  • - Gulbenkian Theatre (Carterbury)
  • - Pontardawe Arts Centre (Swansea)
  • Gardner Arts Centre (Brighton)
  • - Stahl Theatre (Oundle)
  • - Cambridge Drama Centre (Cambridge)
  • - Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal)
  • - Jersey Arts Centre (Jersey)
  • - Lyric Theatre Hammersmith (London)