Spieglein #01 EN

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Paulas Reisen #01 EN

Paula’s Journeys

Margarita #01 EN

The Master and Margarita

Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes #01 EN

The Journey to the Centre of the Forest

Ein Sommernachtstraum #01 EN

The Fairy Queen – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Spieglein #02 EN

based on the Grimm fairy tale | puppet theatre for 9 year olds and older


director: Frank Alexander Engel

stage and puppets: Kerstin Schmidt and Frank Alexander Engel | music and sound: Nis Søgaard

performers: Kathrin Blüchert, Steffi König, Heinrich Bennke, Martin Vogel

duration: 60 minutes

cast: Kathrin Blüchert, Steffi König, Heinrich Bennke, Martin Vogel


premiere: Friday, 12 October, 2018

Paulas Reisen #02 EN

by Paul Maar, first release | puppet theatre for 4 year olds and older


director: Christian Georg Fuchs | stage and costumes: Fabian Gold
puppets: Kathrin Sellin | composition: Andreas Groß

cast: Steffi König and Karoline Vogel

duration: 45 minutes


premiere: Saturday, 8 December, 2018

Margarita #02 EN

by Mikhail Bulgakow | puppet theatre for 16 year olds and older


director: Frank Alexander Engel
stage and puppets: Kerstin Schmidt and Frank Alexander Engel

music: Christian Claas

cast: Kathrin Blüchert, Karoline Vogel, Paul Günther, Tomas Mielentz, Martin Vogel


premiere: Friday, 22 February, 2019

Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes #02 EN

by Finn-Ole Heinrich | puppet theatre for 10 year olds and older


director: Matthias Thieme | stage and puppets: Kathrin Sellin


premiere: Friday, 12 April, 2019

Ein Sommernachtstraum #02 EN

co-production Theater Erfurt, Theater Waidspeicher, Tanztheater Erfurt e.V. (Germany)
and Ulrike Quade Company (Netherlands)

by Henry Purcell and William Shakespeare | for 14 year olds and older


musical direction: Samuel Bächli | director: Ulrike Quade | choreography: Ester Ambrosino


premiere: Saturday, 18 May, 2019 at Theater Erfurt, Main Auditorium


performances at Theater Erfurt, Main Auditorium:
Saturday, 25 May, 2019 | Wednesday, 5 June, 2019 | Saturday, 8 June, 2019
Monday, 10 June, 2019 | Friday, 14 June, 2019 | Sunday, 16 June, 2019


Tickets at Theater Erfurt, telephone: +49 (0)361 2233155

spieglein #03 EN

Paulas Reisen #03 EN

Margarita #03 EN

Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes #03 EN

Ein Sommernachtstraum #03 EN

spieglein #04 EN

Who is the fairest in all the land?


Only the mirror reveals the truth. The child that the queen wishes for should be as white as snow, as red as blood, and with hair as black as the ebony of the windowsill. Her wish is fulfilled, but the child is so beautiful that her beauty becomes a threat and the kingdom is in danger.

Paulas Reisen #04 EN

A journey of discovery in a world of
colours and shapes


In the middle of the night little Paula travels in her dreams through amazing worlds each with their own strict laws: in the Land of Circles everything with corners is forbidden; in Thousand-Corner Land nothing may be round; in Shades of Red Land everything must be red and in Upside-Down Land everything is the other way round. Paula is made to fit in wherever she goes but she doesn’t really belong anywhere. Then she lands in the Land of Soft Beds. And everything is allowed here!

Margarita #04 EN

The Devil is on the loose in Moscow


Mikhail Bulgakow spent twelve years writing his masterpiece, which could only be published after severe censorship in 1966/67. Since then it has enjoyed cult status far beyond Russia’s borders. The Devil personally appears with his assistants and causes chaos in Stalin’s Moscow of the 1930’s. A talking cat rides a tram, bank notes and people disappear in the variety theatre, the chairman of the literary club is missing. An author writes a story about Pontius Pilate and meets the love of his life, Margarita, who becomes a witch and flies over Moscow. Good and evil, God and the Devil, life and death all clash with each other in this Faustian story.

EN Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt des Waldes #04

Monologue for a robber


“Only those who know the robber really know the forest. You have to understand the forest if you want to understand the robber.”


The robber lives in the depths of the forest. He g-roars and scares the bears, g-robs the hikers, g-shoots with conkers and his socks g-stink to high heaven. There are many gruesome stories about him but hardly anybody knows him well. A young researcher sets out alone on an expedition into the unknown to track down the robber. He stays a whole month with him and in the centre of the forest he has his greatest adventure.

Ein Sommernachtstraum #04 EN

“The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact…”


Shakespeare’s play about love, the confusion of emotions and identity begins with the announcement of the marriage of Theseus to the Amazon queen Hippolyta, and ends with a wedding reception in honour of three marrying couples. Integrated within this framework is the confusing, upsetting, seductive midsummer night’s dream world in the forest outside Athens. The world of humans and of fairies creates an artistic synthesis of singing, dancing and puppetry to the Baroque sounds of Purcell’s music.