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The Volksbühne's programme for December 2018

The Volksbühne’s programme for December, with information on all premieres and events, is available for download here.

Film and theatre director Leander Haußmann returns to the Volksbühne with the world premiere of Haußmanns Staatssicherheitstheater (Haußmann’s State Security Theatre) on 14 December. He’s staged a comedy about betrayal, love, the dilettantes’ greatest hour, the value of art and the Stasi as the extended arm of petite bourgeoise mediocrity. Starring: Uwe Dag Berlin, Antonia Bill, Waldemar Kobus, Horst Kotterba, Matthias Mosbach, Christopher Nell, Silvia Rieger and Norbert Stöß as well as Lennart Hillmann, Karl Schaper, Daniel Felix Adolf (students at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts), Sir Henry (piano) and Herman Herrmann (guitar).

Unterwerfung (Submission, directed by Karin Beier), which premiered Februar 2016 at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, is coming to the Volksbühne as a guest performance for two evenings in December. In the Paris of 2022, extremists are battling each other in the streets, the right wing is enormously popular, but it’s France’s first Muslim president that moves into the Elysée Palace. Edgar Selge shines in this thrilling adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s Submission, a novel about upheaval in contemporary French culture. Guest performance on 18 and 19 December.

From the repertory on the main stage in December: Das 1. Evangelium (The First Gospel) (8.+9.12.), Three Billion Sisters (20.12.) and Volksverräter!! (Traitor of the people!!) (22.12.). The dance piece enfant by Boris Charmatz will be shown at the Volksbühne for the last time (1.12.). In the 3. Stock, P14, the Volksbühne’s youth theatre, presents the world premiere of Tankstelle by Luis Krummenacher, David Thibaut, Emma Charlott Ulrich and Magdalena Weber (12.12.).

Other performances on the main stage: concert from Malakoff Kowalski (2.12.); concert from Irmin Schmidt (Can), together with the Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg, and a Can tribute concert featuring Automat and Peaches, Tikiman and Gemma Ray, among others (16.12.); Christmas concert from Rainald Grebe & Guests (23.12.); Christmas in Russian – The Theory and Practice of Love with Wladimir Kaminer (25.12.); four evenings of music and stand up with The FIL on the hill (26.+27.12. and 30.+31.12.); Best of Poetry Slam 2018 (29.12.); and the New Year's concert from Dota (1.1.2019).

Tickets for all December events may be purchased beginning on 1 November online via, at the Volksbühne box office and by telephone on +49 (0) 30 2406 5777.

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