Thomas Lettow

Geboren 1986, aufgewachsen in Potsdam, studierte Thomas Lettow Schauspiel an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock. Anschließend trat er zur Spielzeit 2014/2015 sein Erstengagement am Residenztheater an. Seitdem folgten Arbeiten u. a. mit Martin Kušej, Ulrich Rasche, Mateja Koležnik und Andreas Kriegenburg. 2016 wurde er mit dem Bayerischen Kunstförderpreis ausgezeichnet. 2017 erhielt er den Förderpreis der Freunde des Residenztheaters.

Performing in

«Danton’s Death», written by the 22-year-old Georg Büchner in a mere five weeks in 1835 following extensive research, is based on historical sources and documents from the French Revolution, whose maxims of «liberty, equality and fraternity» shaped our understanding of modern European democracies. However, Büchner does not tell of the triumphant beginnings, the storming of the Bastille as part of a popular uprising that continues to be celebrated today, focusing instead on a few days towards the end of the Jacobins’ so-called reign of terror in the spring of 1794.

Dantons Tod (Danton’s Death)

Hamsun’s trilogy tells the story of a man who feels he has been overlooked by the elites that set the tone and cheated of social recognition. The philosopher Ivar Kareno evolves from a 30-year-old radical and anti-liberal writer on the fringes of poverty into a 40-year-old private tutor to the two sons of a businessman in a distant coastal region. Here Kareno sits brooding in his writing tower, while an infectious fever descends on people, arriving from the North, the businessman Otermann is driven mad by his wealth and a strange man wanders between the houses, rumoured to be justice. Ten years later, the 50-year-old Kareno is still hoping for a major turning point in his life. And he will indeed reach a milestone where he must decide whether he will remain true to the radical ideas of his youth or to pursue a career that is more measured politically.   

Spiel des Lebens (The game of life)

The author and musician PeterLicht frees this moral portrait that we now find barely legible from the socio-political reality of French absolutism and sets his sights on the present in his new version «Tartuffe or the Philosopher’s Swine». Here he employs the same characters as the original, whose literary descendants are nevertheless given considerable licence: in secular times one abhors a vacuum and so the «socially interconnected sculpture» hopes for and fears the appearance of Tartuffe, who serves to supply their wishes and as a surface onto which they may project themselves.

Tartuffe oder Das Schwein der Weisen (Tartuffe or the philosopher's swine)

Georg Büchner’s fragile fragment, one of the most important dramas in German literature, is based on the case of the soldier Woyzeck, who murdered his lover and was sentenced to death in 1824. Büchner was familiar with the facts of this historic criminal case which were detailed in legal, medical and psychological reports. He shows a murder of jealousy and the events that lead up to it: Woyzeck, «a good chap and a poor devil», forced onto the lowest level of society financially, humiliated by his superiors, experimented upon by science, is exposed to a radical lack of empathy from the world around him. As a result, he becomes guilty, once his fears, instincts and desires break out obscenely from inside him.

Woyzeck
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 21 Mar
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 22 Mar
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Thu 28 Mar

One stormy night in 1836, Hans Christian Andersen arrives uninvited at the home of his childhood friend Edvard Collin, who is to marry his fiancée Henriette the next day. Andersen has travelled through the wind and the rain to once again confess his love for Edvard. The family provide a frosty reception and the groom himself is out celebrating his last night as a bachelor. Only Henriette feels attracted to the unconventional charm of their guest, who lives in a fantasy world continually surrounded by characters from his own fairy tales. He magically transforms a sober room into a sparkling underwater landscape and castles of otherworldly beauty. And he starts telling his friend’s fiancée the fairy tale of The Little Mermaid: burning with love for a Prince, she wishes to become human and is willing to sacrifice her voice and her home to do so – risking her life.

Andersens Erzählungen (ANDERSEN’S STORIES)
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 02 Mar
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 04 Mar
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 24 Mar
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 30 Mar
Residenztheater, 18.30 o'clock
Sun 21 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 27 Apr

Seven years after her production of «Oedipus», the Slovenian director Mateja Koležnik now brings the next instalment of the Theban myths to the Resi stage: both a political thriller and an epic family drama.

Antigone
WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Sat 09 Mar
Residenztheater, 20.00 o'clock
Fri 12 Apr

Following Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, in the second half of the season another we hear from another master storyteller. A narrator who tells us to call him Ismael walks onto the Residenztheater stage in seaman’s garb. What follows is a genuine monster of a story: Ismael is hired on the «Pequod», an old whaling ship, and goes to sea on board this floating blubber factory.

Moby Dick
Premiere
Residenztheater
Fri 19 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Mon 22 Apr
Residenztheater, 19.30 o'clock
Fri 26 Apr

Ensemble