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

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..

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at the Brechtbau Theatre: 13 – 17 JUNE 2016

William Shakespeare’s 
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

When: 13-17. June 2016, 8PM
Where: at the Brechtbau Theatre (of course), Wilhelmstr.50, Tuebingen

The civil war between Caesar and Pompey is over. 
Caesar has won. 
Many people in Rome resent him for that.

Caesar tries to heal the country, and 
pardons many of his opponents.
They resent him for that even more.

But Caesar is popular and secure in his position.
To some, this is unacceptable.
They conspire to murder him.

Come to see what happens next!

Tickets for 6 EUR at the door or via

Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit comes to the Brechtbau, 25-29. April 2016

In Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward’s comic 
masterpiece, socialite and novelist 
Charles Condomine invites the medium poster_mid
Madame Arcati for a seance to 
gather material for his new book.
Little does he know that behind the air of mumbo 
jumbo hides a very real spiritual talent.
And he doesn’t know either that his 
late wife Elvira 
has no desire to stay dead and lacks appreciation
for Charles’ new marriage and even less for his 
new wife Ruth.
Come to the Brechtbau Theatre to see how 
Charles Condomine tries to untangle this web of 
love, envy, and jealousy from beyond the grave
in this latest production of the Provisional Players.
Brechtbau Theatre, 
Wilhelmstr. 50, Tuebingen
25.-29.4.2016, 8 PM
Tickets for 6 EUR at the door or via 

Frankenstein – at the Brechtbau 15. – 19.2.2016, 8PM

An expedition to the North Pole.
Already in jeopardy.flyer_vs
They pick up a man.
Unconscious, on a piece 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..

At the Brechtbau Theatre, Wilhelmstr. 50, Tuebingen,

15.-19.2.2016, 8PM

Tickets: 6 EUR

Meet The Altruists in the Brechtbau, 18. – 22. January 2016, 8pm


The Provisional Players present

“The Altruists” – a play by Nicky Silver

at the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmstr. 50, Tuebingen) 

next week (18. – 22. 1. 2016 at 8pm)

tickets for  6 EUR at the door or via

We’re going to band together and fight for what’s ours. 
The underclass rising up, flexing their muscles. The  
world is full of hatred and violence. And it’s our job, 
our duty to stomp the living daylights out of it! 
Be part of that! Come with us!

Meet the Altruists:

– an anorexic actress that makes narcissus look shy,
– a lonely social worker trying to find true love,
– an aggressive protestor in search of peace,
– a “political” lesbian who is really (REALLY!) into men,
– a gigolo living on the streets,
– and a corpse …

We need Sidney’s money. After all, firebombs don’t grow on trees.”

Wyrd Sisters at the Brechtbau, 7. – 11. December 2015, 8PM


Something is rotten in the kingdom of Lancre …

A cowardly murdered king, who is now a ghost longing for revenge.

A madman on the throne who loves to burn down houses and trees – controlled by his evil wife with a particular liking of gruesome torture.

The true heir to the throne who grows up in a company of travelling actors, unaware of his identity and unlikely to ever return and manifest his destiny.

Deeply involved in all this: the three witches of Lancre – the respectable Granny Weatherwax, the matriarchal Nanny Ogg, and the junior witch Magrat Garlick.

Their problem: If there is one rule in magic, it is that witches are not allowed to meddle with Fate, Destiny, and all the rest of them …

In his fantasy classic “Wyrd Sisters”, Terry Pratchett® pays homage to the world of theatre in general and to the plays of William Shakespeare in particular. Fools and kings, witches and wizards, ghosts and lost heirs, dwarves and demons and even Death himself take centre stage to unfold a both hilarious and dramatic story, filled to the brim with wit, good laughs, and magic.

Macbeth – Blood will have blood


The Tragedy of Macbeth
by William Shakespeare

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes!”

Perennially popular, Shakespeare’s tragedy recounts the bloody rise to power and eventual downfall of its protagonist. A war hero, the great general Macbeth is admired by his soldiers, his peers and even his king. Goaded on by the sinister witches of the Scottish heathlands and his ambitious wife, but most of all by his own unyielding ambition, Macbeth attains the throne of Scotland through deceit, treachery and murder to become a tyrant plagued by guilt and paranoia. The play contains some of Shakespeare’s most powerful poetry and remains an engrossing – and still regrettably topical – study on how a basically decent man becomes a ruthless dictator.

The Provisional Players presents seven performances of Shakespeare’s masterpiece at the Brechtbau Theatre (Wilhelmsstr. 50, Tübingen).

Monday May 18, Tuesday May 19,
Wednesday May 20, Thursday May 21 and Friday May 22 at 8pm.
Saturday May 23 at 2pm and 8pm.
Tickets: €6 at the door or via