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Michael Thalheimer is one of those practitioners of Regietheater (directorial theatre) who, for German critics, can seldom do wrong. But what did our critic think of his newest production, "Endstation Sehnsucht", at Berliner Ensemble? Read on... more

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Nacho Duato’s final production at the Staatsballett is the Prokofiev ballet starring audience-darling Semionova. more

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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

Elpida Orfanidou is a performer and a pharmacist. Her piece at the P.A.F (Jun 9 at Ballhaus Ost) is a two-hour choreographic herbal laboratory where the artist and guests make homeopathic remedies, dance, discuss and tell stories. more

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Half a million for five performances! Theatertreffen 2018 was a year of big-budget, splash-out productions. Is it worth it? Overwhelmed and queasy, critic Lily reflects on the 'pricelessness' of art and whether it was all worth the money. more

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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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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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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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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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INTERVIEW! Film star Nina Hoss talks about how her relationship with her father and the post-Trump Left inspired her to hit the Schaubühne stage with a very personal adaptation of "Returning to Reims". Catch it Nov 22 and 25-28. more

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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

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

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