Théâtre National

Grimm. Ein deutsches märchen

A German fairytaile

Jan-Christoph Gockel, David Schliesing, Michael Pietsch

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After last year’s Frankenstein at the Théâtre National, Jan-Christoph Gockel is back with one of his earlier hits in which he also explores a phantasmagorical universe. Always working with his colleague Michael Pietsch who conceives and creates the incredible automatons for all of the spectacles, this time he immerses himself in the story of the Grimm brothers. Even if most children have been put to bed with one of their fairy tales, what do we really know about Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm?

In Grimm, we find out that the brothers were always passionate about folkloric myths and legends and saw them as a way for children to tame their ancestral fears. Excellent observers of their era – Germany just before the revolutions of 1848 – they also complete a remarkable work on the German language. It is this story that Jan-Christoph Gockel tells, mixing true life, fantasy and magic, and extraordinary puppets.

Image
© Bettina Müller

Info

Language

DE — Surtitles FR & EN

Duration

180’

Venue

Grande salle

About the show

Introduction 19.02.2019 - 19:45 (15')

Sound level

category 2

See also...

Panoptikum

Frankenstein

Cast

With
Henner Momann, Michael Pietsch, Daniel Friedl, Lorenz Klee, Julian von Hansemann, Ulrike Beerbaum, Monika Dortschy

Direction
Jan-Christoph Gockel

Scenographer
Julia Kurzweg

Costumes
Sophie du Vinage

Creator of puppets and puppeteer
Michael Pietsch

Light
Peter Meier

Dramaturgy
David Schliesing

Production
Staatstheater Mainz