Adapted by Erik Schäffler


variable casting

Jester, conman and provocateur Tyll Uhlenspiegel is caught up in the chaos of the Thirty Years War. He witnesses bloody battles, experiences starvation, poverty and religious fanaticism, meets kings and queens, monks and farmers, poets and dragon seekers. Tyll delivers a depiction of an epoch using the form of baroque world theatre, featuring the multi-layered voices of a war anchored in modern consciousness as an immense human catastrophe.

«A masterpiece ... The most unusual European novel for many years ... Great theatre and poetry in one.» (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

World premiere
20.08.2020, Ernst Deutsch Theater, Hamburg (Director: Erik Schäffler)

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