Machine Müller

  • Duration: 2:00
  • Intermissions: Without intermissions
  • Age category: 18+
  • In the repertoire
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based on works, diaries and letters of Heiner Müller

«It can be said that the basic element of theatre, as well as drama, is transformation, death being the final transformation. The only thing that can unite the audience, in which the audience can be united, is fear of death, everyone has it. It is a uniting factor. The rest is about different interests, needs, desires, ideas. Thus theatre is always based on symbolic death”. 

From conversation between Heiner Müller and Alexander Kluge, 1995. 

The performance will be based on the works of the legendary German playwright Heiner Müller -  “Hamletmachine”, “Quartet” - as well as his letters and diaries. Unfortunately, they are not yet known in Russia, in spite of the fact that it has been thirty five years since they were written and got their triumphal success worldwide.

The «MachineMüller» production will talk of the world catastrophe. Of human body. Of theatre. Of the inevitability of love. 

Down with thehappiness of submission. 

Long live hate and contempt, rebellion and death.

When she walks through your bedrooms carrying butcher knives you’ll know the



Director Kirill Serebrennikov
Choreographer Evgeny Kulagin
Video designer Ilya Shagalov

Director, artist: Kirill Serebrennikov
Composer: Alexey Sysoyev
Choreographer: Evgeniy Kulagin


Starring: Alexander Gorchilin, Sati Spivakova, Konstantin Bogomolov
Countertenor: Arthur Vasiliyev