F40 features three or four English Theatre Berlin productions a month by local talents ranging from playwrights to comics. Theatre Thikwa shares the space for productions put on by disabled people.
F40: English Theatre Berlin/Theatre Thikwa
Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin
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The 22-year-old theatre's city funding will be cut from mid-2013, spurring public outcry... but many people won't be surprised if its doors close forever. Our stage editor weighs in on what this means for the future of the tiny theatre.
Oct 4, 2012 15 Comments
S.D.Clifford's production about a man who must plan his own state-mandated death at English Theatre Berlin finds a comedic way to highlight life's little inconveniences with a macabre touch.
Jan 12, 2012
English Theatre Berlin is hosting its first ever 10-Minute Play Contest for the aspiring 'wrights among you. In case you've had script sitting around waiting to be produced or are just a snappy writer, deadline is Dec 22.
Dec 20, 2011
Man of Shadows sets itself up with the tried and true Halloween tricks, but who isn't looking for that on All Hallow's Eve? The Theatre of Shadows' production delivers the holiday's creepy and silly bite.
Oct 28, 2011
Clever writing and well-timed direction saves clichéd material in My Romantic History by D.C. Jackson, a new production directed by Jude Christian at the English Theatre Berlin, from falling flat.
Aug 22, 2011
Growing old can be a riot and Virgina Ironside is here to back that up with her cheeky yet comical approach to the wild perks of funerals, free drugs and no sex.
Apr 8, 2011
English Theatre Berlin's production of An Experiment with an Air Pump tackles delicate issues of exploiting human life – and death – for scientific purposes, but the ideas outweigh the drama.
Feb 14, 2011
LAST CHANCE! With this satirical (and sometimes close-to-cliché) take on middle-class city life, Alan Ayckbourn manages to skewer not only his characters, but the audience as well.
Sep 10, 2010
THIS WEEK! Bridge Markland seeks to arouse sexualities of all stripes by combining drag, a lesbian coming-out story and erotic audience interaction: "Gender and sex are fluid."
Jul 16, 2010
LAST CHANCE! Three couples, three sets of folding chairs, the bullet-point outline of three relationships: Lovepuke garbage-disposes the epic tales of three archetypal couples into a 90-minute play.
Jul 8, 2010 7 Comments
English Theatre Berlin’s ability to weather questionable productions, a shifting stream of guest artists and competition from more powerful venues marks it out as a particularly Berlin type: a survivor.
Jun 14, 2010 2 Comments
Rich Rubin’s Hooray For Hollywood is one of five finalists in the English Theatre Berlin’s inaugural 10-minute-play competition, about “English in German daily life”.
Jun 14, 2010
ON STAGE NOW! Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winner is more than just a family drama: it paints symbolism and surrealism onto the typical American reality. But this version mixes potent flavour with flimsy fluff...
Apr 23, 2010