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Around the World in 80 Days

Phileas Fogg bets 20,000 pounds that he can travel around the world in 80 days.

But what is the real wager in the race against time – is it all about the money, fame and honor? Or is it about the sense of adventure, the meaning of friendships, connecting with the peoples of the world – and maybe finding his true inner self?

The BUSC brings Jules Verne‘s classic to the stage as an ensemble dance piece in an alternate universe.

Performance dates:
Thursday, January 25 – 8pm
Saturday, January 27 – 8pm
Sunday, January 28 – 6 pm
Monday, January 29 – 8pm
Tuesday, January 30 – 8pm
Wednesday, January 31 – 8 pm

Shakespeare’s New Groove

Written by Tinka Albracht

Diesen Herbst nimmt euch die Bonn University Shakespeare Company mit auf eine magische Reise durch den Wald von Kuzcotopia. Der Disney-Klassiker „Ein Königreich für ein Lama“ wird als Stationentheater adaptiert und neu interpretiert: Während der Pfadfindergrundausbildung treffen die Kadetten König Kuzco, der auf mysteriöse Art in ein Lama verwandelt wurde; und die Zeit rennt! Er muss schnell zurück zum Palast, bevor ein anderer die Macht an sich reißt. Begleitet uns bei einer magischen Reise voller Humor, Freundschaft und Selbstfindung durch die Grüne Spielstadt.

Freitag, 15. September, 19:00
Sonntag, 17. September, 15:00
Montag, 18. September, 19:00
Dienstag, 19. September, 19:00

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi – freshly widowed heiress of the city’s recently deceased gangster boss – has it all: A loyal best friend, a secret love affair with her accountant, and all financial means needed for a carefree and self-determined future.

But the Duchess’ newfound freedom is not welcomed by the rest of her family: Her brothers, the calm and calculating Cardinal, who handles the daily criminal business, and her unstable twin Ferdinand, the family’s black sheep, start plotting behind her back.

When the shady ex-con Bosola gets involved as well, things begin to get out of hand…

A bloody and bizarre family tragedy about power, love, honor, betrayal, and revenge.
Caution: Might contain werewolves!

Performance dates:
Saturday, July 8 – 8pm
Sunday, July 9 – 6pm
Monday, July 10 – 8pm
Thursday, July 13 – 8pm
Friday, July 14 – 8pm
Saturday, July 15 – 8pm

For the Sake of the Cobblestone Street that Takes Me to You

Written and Directed by Sepideh Tafazzoli
– Winner of the Best Original Script  at the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies (FEATS)
– Nominated in categories of Best Actress (Muna Zubedi as Azar Vahidi) and Best Stage Management (Jetske Kolaczek and Paula Rahn) 
The plot is inspired by the recent social movement in Iran called “Woman, Life, Freedom” and tells the story of a young woman who tries to appeal to the two judicial authorities of Safety and Liberty to save her country from the threat of civil war.

Performance Dates:
Friday, September 29 – 8pm
Saturday, September 30 – 8pm
At Brotfabrik Bühne, Bonn 


A vacant throne, a contract between brothers and the intention of doing the right thing.

The king of Thebes has died and his sons Eteocles and Polyneices fight over the succession to the throne. Both find their ruin in the pursuit of power; while Eteocles dies protecting the city, Polyneices dies trying to destroy it. The new king Creon rules that in honour of Eteocles, Polyneices is to stay unburied. Their sister Antigone is outraged about this unjust law that contradicts the laws of the gods. But…

Should we value unwritten laws of humanity more highly than the laws made by humans? Should a peson be treated differently in death because of their actions in life? And should one risk everything to do the right thing?

These questions may be even more relevant today than 2500 years ago when this play was originally written.

A modern adaptation of the tragedy by Sophocles.

Sat. 10 December, 8pm
Sun. 11 December, 6pm
Mon. 12 December, 8pm
Tue. 13 December, 8pm
Wed. 14 December, 8pm
Thur. 15 December, 8pm

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – A Ghost Story

In der diesjährigen Sommerproduktion reist die BUSC in die Unterwelt, wo Dinge zuerst gewöhnlich erscheinen, bis ein Münzspiel die Charaktere auf ihre beunruhigende Situation aufmerksam macht. Sie begeben sich dann auf die Reise, alle offenen Rechnungen der toten Seelen zu vollenden. Während sie über ihre letzten Tage auf Erden nachdenken und versuchen herauszufinden, wie sie an Freiheit gelangen könnten, stoßen sie auf die mysteriöse Geschichte eines erfolglosen Autoren mit bösen Absichten. Mit Ausschnitten aus Shakespeares „Hamlet“ hat W.S. Gilbert „Rosencrantz and Guildenstern“ in eine moderne Adaption verfasst, in welcher man noch nie zuvor gesehene Aspekte der beliebten Charaktere auf der Bühne darstellen kann.

08. Juli 2022 | 20:00
09. Juli 2022 | 20:00
10. Juli 2022 | 18:00
12. Juli 2022 | 20:00
13. Juli 2022 | 20:00
14. Juli 2022 | 20:00
15. Juli 2022 | 20:00

The Tempest – in Space!

This January, the BUSC finally returns to the grand stage of the Brotfabrik with a main production. This time, we venture into unknown worlds, as we explore the stars: With Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” – in Space!

13. – 18.01. 20:00
16.01. 18:00

Faeries & Tales 2021 – Resurrected!

This summer, the Bonn University Shakespeare Company returns to a wood full of mystery, scheming and fairytale characters. After the huge success of the “Faeries and Tales Tour” 2020, the play is being resurrected, er, revived this year. Follow the legendary fairy detective Inspector Boggart on the trickiest case of her career: in her search for a missing princess, we encounter shady witnesses, mischievous suspects and meet characters from legends, myths and literature.
Follow us into the fairy forest – but don’t stray too far from the group…you don’t know what all lurks in the dark.
The Bonn University Shakespeare Company e.V. has been staging Shakespeare, British authors, and other world literature in English language for over 25 years – and since 2018, it has also produced entertaining originals in the Grüne Spielstadt.
26.08. 19:00
27.08. 19:00
28.08. 18:00
29.08. 12:00/18:00
Station theatre in English language
Free admission – we welcome donations!

We ask for registration under: anmeldung@brotfabrik-theater.de
Please bring your GGG-Certificate and a mask.
Photo: Viola Bender

BUSC digital

In den aktuellen Zeiten findet auch die BUSC mehr und mehr in digitale Welten! Nachdem wir bereits zwei virtuelle Buscivals in Kooperation mit der Brotfabrik Bühne Bonn umsetzen konnten, stehen auch unsere weiteren Pläne auf Kurs “digital”!

Ihr könnt gespannt sein auf unsee nächsten Projekte, die verschiedene technische Möglichkeiten auskosten werden. Falls ihr selbst eine Idee habt, die ihr mit der BUSC umsetzen wollt, zögert nicht, uns zu kontaktieren: vorstand(ät)busc.de!

Stay tuned!

Faeries & Tales: General Notes

What to expect?

The performances will take place in an outdoor, lightly wooded area with uneven ground. Please wear appropriate footwear!

The play is a guided tour through the Fairy Forest. Only very limited seating will be available at individual scenes. The audience will be standing for most of the time. (Feel free to bring a foldable camping stool!)

The performance will have a total runtime of approx. 2h. This may vary depending on group size and the time it takes to walk from scene to scene.

What about the weather?

Please check weather forecasts and official warnings for thunderstorms and heavy winds. In the case of official storm warnings, the performance will have to be cancelled. If a performance is cancelled, we will announce it on busc.de and social media.

In the case of rain, the performances will take place, so bring a jacket and umbrella.

As the performances will take place outdoors, make sure to wear appropriate and weatherproof clothing.

What about hygiene precautions?

We want you to feel safe and comfortable so we have prepared the following guidelines:

Please arrive early, as we can admit only a limited number of audience members.

Please maintain distance and wear face masks in the queue.

We encourage audience members to wear mouth-nose-protection during the entire play. If you feel the need to take your mask off, please ensure sufficient distance to the rest of the audience.

To make contact tracing possible, we need to record your contact details. To make this as efficient as possible, please print and fill out this form and bring it to the performance: Click Here!

How to get there?

The performances will take place at „Grüne Spielstadt“ in Bonn Dransdorf. The entrance is at the intersection of the roads “An der Schwarzen Brücke” and “Im Dransdorfer Feld”.

By bus: Take the line 610 or 611 to either “An der Dransdorfer Burg” or “Hans-Sachs-Straße”. From there, it’s a five minute walk to Grüne Spielstadt.

Arrival by train: Take the S23 from Bonn HBF (Platform 5) to “Endenich Nord”. From there, it’s a ten minute walk to Grüne Spielstadt.

By car: Limited parking is available in the vicinity of Grüne Spielstadt, but there are no parking spaces directly at the location. Please keep this in mind when planning your arrival by car.

Join us for the “Faeries & Tales” Tour:
September 4, 19:00
September 5, 13:00
September 5, 18:00
September 6, 18:00
Grüne Spielstadt Dransdorf
Tickets only available at the evening box office.
Evening Box Office opens approx. 45 min. before the start of the play.