Dates & Tickets
  • Thu 26.01.2023 // 10.00 o´clock // Premiere
  • Sat 28.01.2023 // 11.00 o´clock
  • Tue 31.01.2023 // 10.00 o´clock
  • Studiobühne
  • Premiere 26.01.2023
  • Age from 3 years old

Kuckuck im Koffer (Cuckoo in the Suitcase)

Music theatre by Matthias Kaul

The 2022/2023 season will once again feature a new music theatre play for the very young. It all begins with a suitcase. Inside are all the instruments and sound props; unpacking the suitcase unfolds a story. The children experience wonderful, musical magic and witness the playful production of a piece of music theatre. Every sound production is an action, every action produces sound and the sequence of these actions reveals the narrative. Scene and music could hardly be more fused and become the epitome of what we call music theatre. Even in its production, »Kuckuck im Koffer« (Cuckoo in the Suitcase) is something very special: from musical sketches and notated sound plays, which can and should be expanded at will, the piece is first invented by the two performers, the musical director and the stage director together in the rehearsal process.

»Kuckuck im Koffer«, which was created in 2012 at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and became a long-running hit there, is one of the last works by the recently deceased composer Matthias Kaul. Kaul was one of the most extraordinary phenomena in the New Music business of recent decades: sound researcher, instrument tinkerer, musical clown and affectionate artist.

Ioana Petre is now developing and staging this children's music theatre in Weimar after her successful production of »Queen of Colours«.

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  • Ioana Petre (Regie)
  • Sara Drasdo (Bühne & Kostüm)
  • Michael Höppner (Dramaturgie)
Thu 26.01.2023 // 10.00 o´clock Premiere

Sat 28.01.2023 // 11.00 o´clock
Tue 31.01.2023 // 10.00 o´clock