23.-27.4.2018: THE TEMPEST at the Brechtbau

When Prospera’s old enemies the king of Naples, Alonso,

and her treacherous brother Antonio

pass by her place of exile

– a remote and barren island –

her time has come to choose:




A game of deliberate confusion ensues,

drawing in old friends and enemies,

servants and slaves

and, most precious of them all:

Their children.

Performed in the Brechtbau Theatre
From Monday, April 23rd, to Friday, April 27th, at 8 p.m.
Tickets available for 6€ at the front door and via eMail:
provisionalplayers at gmail DOT com

Finally: MONTE CRISTO at the Brechtbau Theatre, 12-16.2.2018

Monte Cristo is our brand-new adaptation of Dumas’
legendary novel The Count of Monte Cristo, reimagined
as a contemporary NEO-NOIR CRIME THRILLER.

Come with us to the corrupt London art world.

See where greed, lust, and a desire for
beautiful things can lead.
Witness this
dark and surprising
tale of

Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstr. 50, Tübingen
12.-16. February 2018, 8pm
Tickets for 6 EUR at the door or via provisionalplayers-AT-gmail-DOT-com

Christmas Show: “The Picture of Dorian Gray” – A dramatic reading

Who would surrender the chance of remaining always young?

Certainly not the wonderfully handsome Dorian Gray. 

When his portrait magically (or demonically) begins to age and grow ugly and loathsome in his place, the young dandy uses his seductive powers of eternal youth and beauty to embark on a life of passionate sins and violent crime …

To conclude their 30th anniversary year, the Provisional Players perform Oscar Wilde’s only novel as a dramatic reading – a timelessly fascinating story about poisonous influences, self-deception and the dark places of the human mind.

Wednesday (20th) and Thursday (21st) of December (8pm) at the Brechtbau Theatre,

Tickets for 5 EUR only at the door or via provisionalplayers AT gmail DOT com

The Dead Eyes of London – 22.-24.11.2017, 8pm, THREE NIGHTS ONLY

The Provisional Players invite you to a very special show celebrating
their Thirtieth Anniversary:

a horror-comedy thriller homage to the weird and wonderful 60s
Edgar Wallace movies – The Dead Eyes of London.

It’s the Swinging London of the 1960s.
But this London is covered in permanent fog, and dead bodies keep piling up.

Can Inspector Holt and his assistant Sunny Harvey solve the murder spree
before the sinister master mind can achieve his (or her?) goal?

Do blind criminals have an advantage over police officers who cannot see?

Will the Provisional Players bring back Klaus Kinski for a final star
performance in a role that was just made for him?

Fast action, irreverent humour and a mysterious metal bath tub await you…

Three shows only: 22 .-24 .11.2017, 8PM
Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstr. 50, Tübingen
Tickets for 6 EUR at provisionalplayers@gmail.com

30 years of Provisional Players Celebration Production – The Dead Eyes of London, an Edgar Wallace Hommage

As many of you may know, this year the Provisional Players celebrate their 30th anniversary.

To celebrate this occasion, we thought of a special play that can bring together as many former and current Provisional Players members on the Tübingen BrechtBauTheater stage as possible!

„But how?“, you ask. „I´m currently in Hannover/Berlin/Edinburgh/Tasmania/Bempflingen!“

First, the play:

We are currently working on adapting „The Dead Eyes of London“, a crime novel by Edgar Wallace, into a comedy stage version. It will be done in the style of the 1960s/1970s film adaptions that some of you may be familiar with and should be a blast for all involved.

„That’s all well and good“, you say, „but, still, HOW can you bring people from Hamburg/Munich/Moscow/The Cayman Islands/Albstadt together?“

Like this:

We´ll have a core ensemble of 5 to 6 people from the Tübingen area who’ll play the main characters who appear frequently in the play. Those people will be rehearsing according to the usual BrechtBau theater schedule.

And: We will have around 20 juicy minor roles and cameos for people who come from further away or can’t come to regular rehearsals. Those „external“ actors wouldn´t have to come to rehearsals until the very last days before performances.

PLUS: For those of you who can´t come at all, but would still like to participate: We’re trying to work in a few video and audio effects that you may be able to record in advance.

Here is the schedule (not including regular rehearsals for the main roles):

Saturday 18.11.: Rehearsal (it would be great if everyone could attend here)
Sunday, 19.11.: All-day rehearsal
Monday 20.11.: Technical runthrough at 18;00
Tuesday 21.11.: Dress rehearsal
Wednesday, 22.11.: Performance 1
Thursday, 23.11.: Performance 2
Friday, 24.11.: Performance 3
Saturday, 25.11.: Big anniversary bash in the late afternoon with dancing, reminiscing, drinks, good food and general merriment

Interested? Get in touch! (via provisionalplayers AT gmail.com)

Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus coming to the Brechtbau 24 – 28. July 2017

Germany in Anno XXXX. A timeless story of pride, wisdom and a tragic death.
One survivor beckons and pleads to retell the events that happened the past few years.
This is the story of the most damnable life and the most tragic death of

DOCTOR FAUSTUS by Christopher Marlowe:

Aspiring to achieve greatest wits and knowledge one man surfeits upon cursed necromancy. He summons the lords of infernal hell to grant him his wishes but the price for this is paid with body and soul. Doctor John Faustus, prime scholar of the university has fallen to foul magic.

His famulus, Wagner, aspiring to follow his master in his steps will soon learn that power always comes at a price and haughtiness is greatest before the fall.

In the end only one will remain to tell the tale while the horned legion of demons will feast upon the fallen.

Performed in the BrechtBau Theatre, Wilhelmstraße 50, Tübingen.
From Monday, July 24th, to Friday, July 28th, at 8 p.m.
Tickets available for 6€ at the front door and via eMail:


19 – 21. July 2017: The Hound of the Baskervilles, a dramatic reading

Do not cross the moor in those dark hours when the powers of evil are exalted!

Something haunts the Dartmoor – a huge creature, luminous, ghastly, and spectral. People believe it to be the Hound of the Baskervilles, a hound from hell which is said to be the curse of the Baskerville family and the cause of the many sudden, bloody and mysterious deaths in their history.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson endeavour to solve the mystery of the hound and its connection with the recent mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Their case is a race against time since the diabolical force on the moor is already at the heels of its next victim…

On their 30th anniversary, the Provisional Players cordially invite you to a dramatic reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel. If you dare, travel to the desolate, gloomy moor with us and explore what might well be Sherlock Holmes’ most mysterious, dangerous and darkest case.

WHEN: 19. – 21. July 2017, 8pm (ONLY Wednesday to Friday!)
WHERE: Brechtbau Theater, Wilhelmstrasse 50, Tübingen
TICKETS: for 5 EUR at the door or at provisionalplayers@gmail.com

Black Comedy: 19 – 22 June

London, in the 1960s:

Brindsley Miller is a starving young artist with a lot to prove: Both his fiancée’s father and a millionaire art collector will be coming to his apartment at the same night, and in his desperation to impress them both, Brindsley has stolen some antique furniture from his absent neighbour in order to embellish his own rundown apartment.
All seems to be prepared, when suddenly a fuse
blows and everything becomes pitch black.

When more uninvited guests – including the owner of the “borrowed” furniture – arrive, Brindsley literally has to keep everyone in the dark, or it’s lights out for his future.

Peter Shaffer’s 1965 farce “Black Comedy” is a fast-paced physical comedy in the classic slapstick tradition of the Marx Brothers.

Performances are from Monday, June 19th to Thursday, June 22nd, at 8 o’clock in the evening at the BrechtBauTheater, Wilhelmstraße 50, Tübingen.

Tickets are 6€ at the door. You can also reserve tickets via provisionalplayers@gmail.com.

Brindsley Miller: Alonso Marco Valle
Carol Melkett: Sarah Taylor
Miss Furnival: Diane Schreitmüller
Colonel Melkett: Ulrich Schreitmüller
Harold Gorringe: Raffaele Manstretta
Clea: Mira Lehmann
Franz Schuppanzigh: Michael Krumm
Georg Bamberger: Alexander Müller & Oliver Schroeder

Directed by Diane Schreitmüller

The Lost World is coming to the Brechtbau Theatre …

A mysterious silent movie reel that shows the shadow of a pterodactyl is all it takes to send Prof. Challenger – the formidable mind that sprung from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s pen – and his assistant Edward Malone on a wild-goose chase – make that a wild-dinosaur chase – to South America.

It’s a race not just against time but also against two inscrutable criminals that shy away from nothing – break ins, theft, robbery, attempted abductions – to sabotage Challenger’s expedition.

Will Challenger and Malone make it to South America nonetheless? Will they find dinosaurs and live to tell the tale? And will they uncover the true identity of the enigmatic  third participant of their journey who so conveniently appeared when Challenger voiced the need of a second assistant?

Come to the Brechtbau Theatre to witness how the Provisional Players turn Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventure into a mad-cap comedy and the theatre into _a land that time forgot_ …

Frankenstein – at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Provisional Players are going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to show Frankenstein, a new play – a play much loved by the Tuebingen audience and which received critical acclaim.

We’re going to be at the Spotlites (venue 278), 14/August – 20/August, at 8:45pm.

You can order tickets here:


and if you want to learn more about the production, you can have a look at our blog:


And now, to tease you a little bit …

An expedition to the North Pole.
Already in jeopardy.

They pick up a man.
Unconscious, on a sheet of floating ice.
A man that seems eerily familiar.

Viktor Frankenstein.

A man haunted by his past.
A past that finally may catch up with him …

Come and see the Provisional Players’ retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic story..