In 2012 actor and director Herbert Fritsch caused a sensation at Berlin’s Volksbühne Theatre with his sumptuous and hilarious staging of what was considered an unstagable work.
Murmel Murmel is a play by Swiss artist Dieter Roth consisting of 178 pages of dialogue using only one word, Murmel.
The result is a side-splittingly funny eighty minutes of mind-altering slapstick, cringe-inducing costumes and a psychedelic surging set – a Dadaistic embrace of nonsense and hilarity in glorious technicolor.
You could call it a satirical comment on today’s hysterical, overexcited turbo-society or you could simply enjoy the brilliantly choreographed insanity.
By Dieter Roth
Herbert Fritsch Director and Stage Designer
Victoria Behr Costumes
Ingo Günther Music
Torsten König Lighting Designer
Sabrina Zwach Dramaturg
Cast Florian Anderer, Matthias Buss, Werner Eng, Ingo Günther, Jonas Hien, Simon Jensen, Wolfram Koch, Annika Meier, Anne Ratte-Polle, Bastian Reiber, Stefan Staudinger and Axel Wandtke
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