F40: English Theatre Berlin/Theatre Thikwa

Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin

Fidicinstraße 40, 10965 Berlin
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  • Save the English Theatre?

    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

  • Chuckles in the dark

    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

  • The 10 minute play competition

    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

  • A bit of Halloween cheese

    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

  • Sexual histories in the spotlight

    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

  • The Virginia Monologues: Why growing old is great

    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

  • Experiment inconclusive

    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

  • Review: Private Fears in Public Places

    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

  • A chat with... "queer cabaret" artiste Bridge Markland

    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

  • Review: Lovepuke

    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

  • The little theatre that could

    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

  • A chat with... Rich Rubin

    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

  • Buried Child

    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

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