Daniel Mufson

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

Mar 1, 2018 11:50 AM Theatre & Dance

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

Feb 28, 2018 11:45 AM Theatre & Dance

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

Feb 27, 2018 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Feb 16, 2018 1:15 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Feb 15, 2018 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Jan 31, 2018 11:55 AM Theatre & Dance

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

Jan 18, 2018 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Jan 10, 2018 2:30 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Jan 2, 2018 11:30 AM Theatre & Dance

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

Dec 1, 2017 1:00 PM Theatre & Dance

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

Nov 25, 2017 1:15 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW! Susanne Kennedy gets ready to open a new era at the Volksbühne with the unintentionally timely Women in Trouble, just after #metoo has exploded worldwide. more

Nov 25, 2017 1:10 PM Theatre & Dance


Die schöne Hélèna. Photo by Iko Frees

It’s a good time to be an opera fan in Berlin. Here’s a look at the revitalised scene. Three operas – "Die schöne Hélèna", "Pelléas et Mélisande" and "Le Prophète" – offer fans and newbies alike something to sing about. more

Nov 13, 2017 12:10 PM Theatre & Dance

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Photo by Daniel Seiffert

INTERVIEW: Can a theatre director change the world? Milo Rau isn't sure, but that hasn't stopped him from trying. He spoke to us about his three recent projects: a play about Lenin, a "General Assembly", and a film about the Congo. more

Nov 2, 2017 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance


Frankfurt General Assembly 1848

What exactly is Swiss director Milo Rau's General Assembly (Nov 3-5)? Here it is, in a nutshell. more

Nov 2, 2017 12:30 PM Theatre & Dance


Photo by Florian Baumgarten

At Schaubühne, Milo Rau contemplates the Russian Revolution through Lenin's dying days. The next performances are Nov 4-5, 16-19 (in German). more

Nov 1, 2017 1:20 PM Theatre & Dance


Photo by Ute Langkafel

In the Gorki Theater’s "Roma Armee", Yael Ronen stages a rallying cry for unity and justice. Catch it Oct 13-15 (with English and German surtitles). more

Oct 10, 2017 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW: The new Berliner Ensemble intendant Oliver Reese explains his vision for a “contemporary writer’s theatre”. more

Oct 5, 2017 12:45 PM Theatre & Dance

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