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Less isn’t always more: Komische Oper’s “The Bassarids”

REVIEW! Barrie Kosky goes for a bare stage and modern costumes in his interpretation of "The Bassarids", […]

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Ghosts of Novembers past: Critic’s top theatre picks of the month

In German history, November 9 is a fateful date. This month Berlin’s theatres are coming at it […]

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A possibility missed: Houellebecq’s “The Possibility of an Island”

Robert Borgmann’s Berliner Ensemble adaptation of bad-boy French novelist Michel Houellebecq's 2005 best-seller leaves you feeling like […]

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“De-heimatize it!”: Gorki’s Herbstsalon in five premieres

Israeli playwright Sivan Ben Yishai's "Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonstick)" kicks off the Gorki's […]

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Baals-up: Mondtag’s Brecht

The Berliner Ensemble's "Baal" is a gaudy and muddled affair. With Mondtag’s incoherent directional choices, a character […]

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Rags and riches tale is decidedly middle class

The Gorki's Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky mash-up, "Anna Karenina or Poor People", offers a scathing reading of the […]

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