Winter Production 2017/2018

22-27 Jan, 29 Jan – 3 Feb, 2018

by William Shakespeare | Director: Nick Plummer |


We are looking for cast and crew. At the moment, the lighting department is specifically in need of new blood. However, programme editors, stage designers, assistant directors and all other sorts are wanted, too. Just show up at one of the dates below – no need to apply & you don’t have to prepare anything.

Open Auditions (all at the Audimax)
Mon, 16.10., 13-15
Tur, 17.10., 18-21
Wed, 18.10., 18-21
Fri, 20.10., 15-19
Callbacks (invitation only)
Sat. 21.10., 12-18
1st Readthrough
Sun, 22.10., 14-18

Please note that these dates can still be subject to change. The university can only confirm the room availabilities in late September, so make sure to check our website and/or facebook page for updates.

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Please note that auditions today start an hour later (at 6 p.m.) because the uni spontaneously had to move a lecture to the Audimax. #andthatswhatwehavetoworkwith #usedtoit... See MoreSee Less

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First day of #auditions: Come join our cast&crew for the #tempest! IT'S GONNA BE FUN!
From 1-3 p.m. at the Audimax, Universität Hamburg
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Join our cast or production team for #tempest - Shakespeare's most musical play! Future earworms are already in the making.... See MoreSee Less

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What do UPs do between productions? Do they just vanish into air, into thin air? - Nope, they always find ways to satisfy their drama addiction. Also, the costumes need to be "aired" from time to time. Always keep your eyes peeled: you might spot familiar faces and fancy garments in Hamburg produced films and music videos.... See MoreSee Less

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Visions of the Future

Four one-acts about dystopian stories and their authors

17 | 18 | 22 | 24 | 25 | 26 June, 7.30 p.m.

by Sam Steiner | Director: Svenja Baumann | ca. 60 min

The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. The play imagines a world where we are limited by a law to a maximum of 140 words per day. It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence, about dead cats, activism, eye contact and lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

by Daniel Keyes (adapted by David Heuberg) | Director: David Heuberg | ca. 30 min

A miracle of modern science: Charlie Gordon, a man with an IQ that low that he can’t get by on his own, is suddenly a genius. A surgery successfully triples his IQ and completely turns his world around. But the effect doesn’t last and Charlie goes back to his former state. Only now he knows what he is lacking.

23 June, 7.30 p.m.

by Julie Lerpiniere & Nigel Harvey | Director: Nigel Harvey | ca. 60 min

Lift Not the Painted Veil tells the story of Mary Shelley and her creation Frankenstein. An old Mary Shelley in her final hours is visited by her creation. Through this meeting Mary is transported back to the period when she got the ideas for her famous novel. But why is the monster here? What does he want?

by Mary Shelley (adapted by Svenja Baumann) | ca. 50 min

In the second half, the Creature himself gives his account of the story through Mary Shelley’s famous words. The often neglected perspective of the so-called “monster” uncovers, where the actual horror of Frankenstein lies: Prejudice, isolation, vengefulness and the lack of responsibility that human-beings feel for each other. Who are the real monsters in our society?


  • Unfortunately, pre-ordering tickets online results in additional costs. Seating is limited to 80, so early booking is advised. It will also be possible to purchase your tickets at the door before the show.

  • Seat reservations are not available.

  • We offer a special discount to groups of 10+ school students. Please book via our contact form.


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