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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

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

The Bonn Players: Ghosts

Dear BUSC-followers,
want to see some amazing English language theater in November?
Check out our friends, The Bonn Players!
This time, they are putting on a thrilling family drama by Henrik Ibsen – make sure that you don’t miss out on this, there’s even a special ticket discount on opening night and a Q&A sessions to look forward to on the 12th and 13th of November!
We can’t wait to see it – and hopefully see you there as well!


“Ghosts” focuses on Helene, who has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Captain Alving’s dissolute life. The play premiered in 1882 and it‘s scathing commentary on 19th century morality labelled it shockingly indecent and controversial. Now the play is back and it is just as telling as ever. The play „Ghosts” is given a chilling new life in this production.

Winter 2019: Double Production!

We are delighted to announce: This december, the Bonn University Shakespeare Company will stage two plays side by side! We delve into two plays, which pair love with conflicts and war:

Romeo and Juliet


Troilus and Cressida

Whilst Romeo & Juliet is a shakespearean play gone myth, Troilus & Cressida is Shakespeare’s retelling of the myth of Troy!

If you want to join us on stage, visit: Castings!

Vollversammlung am 24.01.19

Da ist die Leiche von King John noch nicht mal kalt, schon wird der nächste König gekrönt/die nächste Produktion gewählt. Wir möchten euch daher ganz herzlich zur Jahresvollversammlung einladen:

Zeit: Donnerstag, 24.01.2019, 20 Uhr
Ort: (sehr wahrscheinlich) Raum A des IAAK, Regina-Pacis-Weg 5

TOP1: Jahresrückblick
TOP2: Rückblick King John
TOP3: Wahl der Sommerproduktion
TOP4: Entlastung des alten und Wahl des neuen Vorstands
TOP5: Theaternacht
TOP6: Grüne Spielstadt
TOP7: Sonstiges


Kommt auch gerne vorbei, wenn ihr Interesse am Verein habt und mal in die BUSC hinein schnuppert möchtet!

Winter production 2018: King John!

After an unbelievably tense election between four amazing play proposals, we have elected our next production.

Our 2018 winter production will be

Shakespeare’s The Life and Death of King John, on stage from December 7th till 14th!

Directed by Marc Erlhöfer, the play will focus on the political intrigues of the play, set in contemporary times. We can’t wait to get this thing started!

Summer Production 2018

After a thrilling meeting with the whole company last night, it is with great pride and excitement that we announce our next big summer production – and it’s a real classic.

From July 7th – 14th we’ll bring Shakespeare’s HAMLET to the Brotfabrik Bühne Bonn.

Directed by Anthea Petermann, we’ll take a fresh look at one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays with a stage full of beautiful projections and illuminations, a small live band and a little ‘musical’ within the play, trying to answer the question what it really means to be alive in our generation.


Casting dates will be announced shortly!

The Winter Tale’s Cast!

After one thrilling week of castings, we are proud to present the cast for our 25th anniversay winter production!
Congratulations to all cast members and another huge thank you to everyone who auditioned .
Now it’s time to really get started with our Winter’s Tale – much love, more despair, one bear! See you in December!

Winter Production 2017

After an exciting ‘election night’ yesterday, it is with great delight that we announce our 25th jubilee winter production…

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

The play will be directed by our amazingly creative Ellie Lewerenz, wonderful actress in many of our last plays and director & writer of this year’s Theaternacht’s Dancing Plague. Congratulations, Ellie!  We just can’t wait to get started with the production and to work on this intriguing story of love, jealousy, remorse, sorrow – and forgiveness. 


Fairy Tale Cast of the Anniversary Double Production!

The time has come! We are proud to present the fabulous fairytale cast of our 25th anniversary double production!

Once more, we want to say thanks to all the wonderful people who came to audition, it really was a blast! 

Congratulations to the cast members! We cannot wait for the first rehearsals full of glitter, grief and GREAT HAPPINESS!