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fairy tales - really grim!

This specially designed format presents two half-hour fairy tales per performance and impressively expresses how deeply the strange charm of these fairy tales, their unusual comedy and the eerie tension are interwoven with the innermost fears and hopes.


“Rapunzel, let me down your hair...”, words of a fairy tale that are at least as well known as its authors, who recorded them in writing for posterity. Everyone knows this fairy tale: a story of the fulfillment of the most long-held wishes and the first great and everlasting love. But if we let this fairy tale become reality, it begins to take possession of us and suddenly the characters become part of us. Suddenly it is the fairy tale that observes and questions the viewer. Everything is turned upside down and abysses open up that can only find expression in an opulent baroque opera.

Rabbit and Hedgehog

The classic par excellence, the primal grimm. This is how the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm taught how to make their tall tales come true in a playful way: using two actors, a tiny stage with a beer mat and great attention to literal detail. The original text is as holy as the Bible and taken seriously like Shakespearean ham. What it says is a strict instruction for action, even and especially when the hare competes with the hedgehog for seventy-three laps. Who plays the hedgehog woman? And how, pray tell, does one fall for the same cheap trick credibly 73 times? Well, it's quite simple: with the help of the audience and with great pleasure, yes, that's what they promise: Grimm free on the Fairytale Mountain!
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