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Elfriede Jelinek’s Trump-inspired play Am Königsweg at the Deutsches Theater falls flat. June 3, 8, 26 (with English surtitles) more

Germany's biggest theatre fest kicks off May 4 (through May 21) and the Berliner Festspiele continues its march to a more diverse Theatertreffen. Here are three productions that don't have a white male behind them. more

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A stage adaptation at Deutsches Theater – Medea.Stimmen – on May 11 and 26 attempts to improve on its source material. more

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Rimini Protokoll’s Helgard Haug discusses the collective’s latest back-of-a-truck production, Do’s and Don’ts, all throughout May starting at HAU1. more

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INTERVIEW. Throw out your old notions of the circus – Die Originale, brought to you buy the people behind the Berlin Circus Festival, is here Apr 7 and 8 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The clowns behind it explain. more

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This year, the 18th F.I.N.D. Festival wrestles with bad memories (Apr 6-22). more

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INTERVIEW! Israeli director Ofira Henig premieres "Kind of", a play about the manufacturing of intolerance in her home country’s schools. Catch on opening night of the Schaubühne's F.I.N.D. fest (Apr 6) and Apr 7. more

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The Gorki breathes life into "Hamletmaschine" (Apr 6-26), while the Volksbühne takes the fun out of sex with Albert Serra’s new play "Liberté" (Apr 7-8) more

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INTERVIEW! Catalan director Albert Serra on his ode to old Europe, Liberté. Catch it next Mar 4, 22 and 23 at Volksbühne. more

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This month’s solo dance performances touch on ageing, transience and tradition. more

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After a long international tour, Simon McBurney’s Zweig adaptation Beware of Pity returns to the Schaubühne with a heavy thud. It runs March 8-11. more

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At the Komische Oper, Barrie Kosky’s German-language Fiddler on the Roof adaptation Anatevka shuns caricature for character. Catch it Feb 20-21. more

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INTERVIEW! Lunch presents her own version of Carmen’s doomed love triangle at the Deutsche Oper’s Tischlerei space. more

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A look at the musicals and spectacles that thrive amidst Berlin’s “serious” theatre scene from our stage editor, Daniel Mufson. more

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REVIEW! The figureheads of the new and old Volksbühne square off with two new plays – and two very different aesthetics. more

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American playwright and actor Tracy Letts on the universal appeal of his plays ("August: Osage County" and "Mary Page Marlowe"), now in German at the Berliner Ensemble, and the universality of dysfunctional families. MPM is back Jan 12 and 19. more

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Should we bemoan the lack of showstopping guest productions in Berlin, or be grateful for the local talent we have? Why not both? more

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Our culture editors take a look back at the highlights (and lowlights) of 2017. more

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As Berlin theatres strive for diversity, disability remains one of the last barriers – but maybe not for long. See how the scene is taking steps, starting with "Idole muss man feiern wie sie fallen" at RambaZamba Theater. more

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This month, head to the Deutsches Theater’s smaller stages – the 230-seat Kammerspiele and the 80-seat Box – for a trio of relevant works. more

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