Bonn Theatre Night May 13, 2015


Bonner Theaternacht 2015: There´s Method in Madness

BUSC takes part in this year’s theatren night with 3 productions, more or less in English: On the main stage, 15 Minute Hamlet  summarises Shakespeare’s best known drama in an unconventional way. Participants of the Villains and Victims Tour  will see the most obscure corner of Brotfabrik Bonn and meet famous villains and their equally famous victims. Later that night the sensational casting show Bonn‘s Next Supercast will take place in “Kulturkneipe”, Brotfabrik’s own pub, in  which you will see DEnglish madness breaking loose.

15 Minute Hamlet

19.30 – 19.45 und 20.15 – 20.30 | Theatersaal (main stage)

 Come and see Shakespeare’s most famous play ‘Hamlet’ in an exciting and abridged format by the award winning British writer and playwright Tom Stoppard. It brings the tragic story of the Prince of Denmark to life at high velocity. All the iconic memorable moments remain, from the ghost of the dead king’s apparition through Hamlet’s famous descent into madness, and its murderous denouement.  The language of this play is Shakespeare’s own and remains true to the Bard… ‘there’s something rotten in the state of Denmark’ but nothing rotten in this show!

Villains and Victims Tour 2015

21.00 – 21.45 und 23.00 – 23.45 | Start at the main foyer

Meet the greatest, most devilish characters of theatre! For decades now the Brotfabrik has been home to the Bonn University Shakespeare Company. But years and years of gory plays don’t go by without leaving their mark. Join us on a guided tour through the sacred walls and find out who stayed behind and is still lurking in the shadows!

Where do we start? You’ll meet Dr. Adalbert Allington – the BUSC’s very own expert for architectural attractions – in the Brotfabrik‘s foyer. With deep knowledge and exceptional wit he is going to guide you through the unknown facilities of Bonn’s famous cultural centre. On the way, you might stumble upon a few well-known figures that you recognize from former BUSC plays. But remember: Do not provoke the grim looking ones!

Bonn´s Next Supercast

22.30 – 22.50 und 23.45 – 00.05 | KulturKneipe

The directress Diddi Desperada desperately needs an english-speaking cast for her new project. But nowadays the casting process itself has to fulfill the high standards of shallow entertainment and questionable values, right? How fortunate that Heidi and Bruce are in town to offer their support with their professional help and excellent DEnglish skills… Come and join us for their show of “Bonn´s Next Supercast”.

Theatre in DEnglish

Where to get Tickets?

15 Minute Hamlet is the first event of the night which you can book by purchasing your ticket. Tickets are available via Bonn Ticket (

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Theaternacht 2015.


BUSC pub night

On thursday, april 2nd, BUSC will meet for a pub night at Mexican Bar Maya (Breitestr. 72). We’d love to welcome old and new BUSC-ers, including everybody interested in our group!


The Cast of Monte Cristo

After six wonderful auditions and 60 participants, the directors needed to make a decision, and they have. Ladies and Gentlemen, the BUSC is proud to present the cast for our summer production, The Count of Monte Cristo:

Edmond Dantès/Monte Cristo – Robin Hemmersbach
Danglars – Clara Clasen
Fernand – Ben Heering
Villefort – Tobias Ebel
Caderousse – Philipp Gierenstein
Mercédès – Muna Zubedi
Haydée – Elisabeth Lewerenz
Abbé Faria – Michael Nyandieka
Morrel – Jean Lavalette
Noirtier – Esther Takats
Carconte – Anthea Petermann
Eugénie – Lisa Balzer
Valentine – Melanie Kucharczyk
Héloise – Judith Ponwitz
Lucien – Marian Blok
Albert – Marc Erlhöfer
First Gaoler – Michael Bohacz
Second Gaoler
– Daniella Boyd

We would like to thank each and every single person who came to castings. We had a ball, and we hope that you did, too!


auditions on 25th cancelled

Dear friends of the theatre, unfortunately, the director of our summer production has to cancel the auditions on February 25th (Wednesday). All other auditions will take place as planned, i. e. on February 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23rd und 24th, so do come along! (Questions about the auditions? Follow me!).
You were planning on coming on the 25th and can make it on no other day? Fear not! Just contact the director as quickly as possible and something will be figured out: regie(at)


Audition for The Count of Monte Cristo: the characters & the scenes

Come and audition for our next summer production. We are putting on The Count of Monte Cristo, and we want you! If you want to get to know the parts you may play, follow this think, and if you want to have a look at the auditioning scenes, follow this one. Do you feel like a bit of theatre, either on- or backstage? Then come meet us at the auditions. We are looking forward to many new and old faces! Wondering how our auditions works? And wondering when and where?

18th, 19th, 20th, and 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th of February, always from 5 PM to 10 PM except for Sunday, February 22nd, where auditions will be taking place from 11 AM to 5 PM.

English Seminar (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie) of Bonn University, Regina-Pacis Weg 5, on the first floor