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fairy tales - really grim!

The specially developed format of two half-hour fairy tales per performance brings to light how closely the crude charm of these tales, their disconcerting comedy, and the unwieldy shudder are linked to everyone's very own fears and hopes.

Frau Holle
Frau Holle © Daniel Wetzel

Mother Holle

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. In the constant competition for recognition within society, anarchy is simply forgotten as a productive element of creation. Always higher, always further, always faster and in the end only one winner gets the gold medal. But what about all the others who stand next to the winner's podium? Once your reputation is ruined, you can live quite freely, so the saying goes. And the world is already open: Those who behave well get A's; the others, however, get sex appeal.


Oh how good that nobody knows... What the title of this fairy tale is. For who, pray tell, is this completely over-the-top creature who suddenly appears here, completely unasked, in the miller's daughter's dark chamber? Who, for heaven's sake, transforms this dungeon within seconds into a show stage of international format? Man, it's on the tip of your tongue... But it's also like milking mice: just when one succeeds, "More!" is shouted from all sides. And so the beautiful miller's daughter spins straw into gold and cries and spins and cries and spins. The king, this Grimm's Scrooge McDuck, actually demands more and more. So the miller's daughter, in her greatest need, promises her first-born to the little man who rushes to her rescue. It's just too bad that no one knows his name! Because without it, she will never see her child again.

Will she get the child back in the end? Well, that depends on how carefully the audience has studied the play...

(Program in German)

Suitable for children from 4 years.
Additional information
Pfefferberg - Glaspalast