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Fairy tales - really grim! The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs & Little Red Riding Hood

The format, specially developed by the Hexenberg Ensemble, makes clear how closely the crude charm of these fairy tales, their disturbing comedy and unwieldy shivers are linked to the very own fears and hopes of every human being.

KEY VISUAL Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren
KEY VISUAL Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren © KIKE Photography

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs & Little Red Riding Hood

The devil with the three golden hairs

To the child born in the sky, in a skin of luck, everything turns out for the good: what a divine prophecy! But no reckoning ever works without the devil. Heaven and hell fight savagely over the fate of the lucky child: like Moses, it is exposed to wild floods, like Hamlet it becomes the messenger of its own death sentence and gondolas with Charon across the river of hell. He converts merciless robbers to compassion, solves the world riddles of the Sphinx and even survives hell deep in the folds of the old ellermother... A pure mystery spectacle, the ultimate Faust - as a battle between God and Devil ignited in a baroque-chaotic world fairy tale including a showdown in hell!

Little Red Riding Hood

What a neat girl, all walking innocence, what could possibly go wrong.... Well, we were urged to remove this fairy tale from the children's program: Agitated parents had too much to explain to their charges afterwards. If you read it aloud, it is quite edifying. What one thinks about it remains private. But one carries it out word-for-word, it becomes explosive. Because this wolf has indeed only one thing in mind: ... - Right, the grandmother, what did you think? And how does he devour her in bed? Correct: With a single swallow, we'll be happy to play that for you. No one, not even the audience, walks out of this fairy tale as sinlessly virginal as they walked in. Let yourself be tempted with Little Red Riding Hood, get off the beaten track for a change, and discover the wolf in you!

(Program in German)
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Pfefferberg - Glaspalast