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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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REVIEW! Bishop Black's "Becoming My Body", a solo piece for Ballhaus Naunynstrasse playing through Jan 11, sees the performer embark on a torturous attempt to free himself from objectifying conditions, fusing sound, image and dance. Read more

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REVIEW! Komische Oper's "La Traviata" playing Jan 10 and 17 with English surtitles is a daring deconstruction of the original melodrama that questions its source material, restoring a radical and interrogative aspect of Verdi's opera. 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

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It's a new decade - and time to deal with old guilt! Can we offset our air miles? Make our everyday more sustainable? We chart the route to redemption. Also: Berliners confess, mum shaming gone crazy and colonial guilt going unacknowledged. Out now! Read more

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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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Food special! From sustainable restaurants to local farms, from Japanese haute cuisine to 2019's big shifts on the delivery market: we survey the year's trends, check out museum cafés, meet foodie influencers and recommend tasty gifts. Out now! 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! Barrie Kosky goes for a bare stage and modern costumes in his interpretation of "The Bassarids", an opera based on Euripides’ tragedy "The Bacchae", but captures the rage, seduction and sadness of the captivating tale. Catch it Nov 2, 5, 10. 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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Thirty years after the Fall of the Wall, what's left of the GDR? We speak to our Ossi neighbours, find the best spots to live the East Berlin life today - and the design, fashion and football icons that have survived the Wende! Out now! Read more

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7 days - 7 tips. Join in the celebration with a festival week (Nov 4-10) filled with over 200 events, 3D video projections, open-air exhibitions, art installation, concerts, theatre, augmented reality and more! Read more

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Robert Borgmann’s Berliner Ensemble adaptation of bad-boy French novelist Michel Houellebecq's 2005 best-seller leaves you feeling like hopping off the island before all the possibilities come to the forefront. Catch it Oct 26-27, Nov 13-14. 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

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The Berliner Ensemble's "Baal" is a gaudy and muddled affair. With Mondtag’s incoherent directional choices, a character that should be charming, antisocial, even brutal becomes simply boring. It plays on Oct 12-13 with English surtitles on Oct 13. Read more

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The Gorki's Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky mash-up, "Anna Karenina or Poor People", offers a scathing reading of the two classics granting their oppressed figures agency. It just takes a while to get there. Catch it on Oct 9 and 17 with English surtitles. Read more

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From Gastarbeiter to expats, from Kbeauty to Kpop: Welcome to Berlin's Korea town! Meet the Haupstadt's Korean nurses and notaries, the jet setting creatives and kimchi royalty, find out where to get your Korean food, film, fashion and more. Out now! Read more

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