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INTERVIEW! Ahead of their upcoming performance "I Love You, Goodbye – The Brexit and Beyond Edition" on Jan 31 at HAU1, Gob Squad founding member Sarah Thom talks 25 years of the collective, postdramatic theatre and kitchen patriotism. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

REVIEW! Playing Jan 23 at the Volksbühne with English surtitles, Claudia Bauer's "Germania" is one of the most exciting Volksbühne productions in recent memory masterfully capturing the absurd, parodical essence of Heiner Müller's texts. Read more

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RANT! Since when is it acceptable to take photos on your smartphone during a performance? Do these people really want to document the performance (poorly!), or just that they were there? Our stage editor on snap-happy theatregoers. Read more

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With sci-fact pioneering performance collective Rimini Protokoll celebrating its 20th birthday, our stage critic takes a look at three of their shows on this month, including "Feast of Food" as part of "Situation Rooms" at HAU2 through Jan 11. Read more

Theatre & Dance

Don't miss your last chance to see our stage critic's top performances of the year! Catch two of his favourites and new shows by the directors and choreographers who impressed him most in 2019. Read more

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INTERVIEW! We caught up with Belgian director Anne-Cécile Vandalem ahead of her world-premiere of "Die Anderen" at the Schaubühne on Nov 28-29, a suspenseful thriller about a refugee stranded in a suspicious village. Read more

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REVIEW! Kay Voges' latest internet-inspired multimedia production at the Volksbühne playing Nov 22 and Dec 1 with English surtitles, unfortunately, does not compute. Read more

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REVIEW! René Pollesch's piece for Friedrichstadt-Palast plays with the venue's arsenal of technical tricks, but with both irony and restraint, and the show breaks new ground for the director. However, he's done more with less. Catch it Nov 10 and 27. Read more

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In German history, November 9 is a fateful date. This month Berlin’s theatres are coming at it from different perspectives. Our critic picks his favourite six stage offerings reflecting a nation’s ambivalent rela­tionship with its past. Read more

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Israeli playwright Sivan Ben Yishai's "Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonstick)" kicks off the Gorki's biennial autumn salon festival on Oct 26-28, our critic takes a closer look at the season's highlights. Catch Herbstsalon Oct 26-Nov 17. Read more

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INTERVIEW! With her latest play, Virginia Woolf's "Orlando", now showing at the Schaubühne, director Katie Mitchell opens up about staging the feminist classic, being radical and shifting between the UK and Germany. Catch it Oct 25, 26, and 27. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Hot off the stage from her “Say my name, say my name” premiere at the Sophiensaele last month, politically involved choreographer Olivia Hyunsin Kim talks her personal struggle of having a hyphenated identity and being reduced to her Korean half. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

A weird, surreal but at times almost too farcical adaptation of Houellebecq’s polarising debut novel about a depressed computer programmer's business trip to the provinces. At Deutsches Theater on Sep 26, Oct 2, 13, 29 (with English surtitles). Read more

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INTERVIEW! As Volksbühne's new season kicks off on Sep 12 with "An Odyssee", its interim director Klaus Dörr opens up about how he saved the embattled institution from the brink of bankruptcy. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

A masterly executed stage adaptation of a Virginia Woolf's challenging 1928 book charting 300 years in the life of its genderfluid, time-travelling eponymous poet protagonist. Catch it at Schaubühne on Sep 11, 12, 13, Oct 25, 26, 27. Read more

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A new season is kicking off on Berlin stages with a slew of big-name directors offering new takes on classical texts. Openings this month include Shakespear's "Lear" (Sep 8), Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" (Sep 5), Homer's "Odyssey" (Sep 12) and more. Read more

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After Hamletmaschine, Sebastian Nübling brings another Heiner Müller piece to the Gorki stage – and it’s only 14 lines! If you're lucky, you can catch it on Sep 1 with English surtitles. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Jewish Berlin-born author Max Czollek takes a German-centric look at how the country treats its Jews offering a novel if no less damning perspective beyond the current political discourse. Read more

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Now in its 31st edition, Tanz im August brings the sleepy summer stage circuit to life. It kicks off Fri, Aug 9. Read more

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Nicholas Potter goes on an overnight expedition to find out why one would hang out in a former airship hangar filled with tropical kitsch, flamingos and squealing brats- aka Tropical Islands. Read more

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