The 10 Selected Productions

Dantons Tod (Danton's Death)

By Georg Büchner
Schauspielhaus Zürich

Premiere 28 December 2003

Dantons Tod (Danton's Death)

Dantons Tod (Danton's Death)

© Leonard Zubler

  • 3 h 20 min, one interval

Past Dates

Talk with the audience: Thu 6 May, 23:00
Venue: Deutsches Theater

As every talk-show participant knows until the moment when the broadcast is over, the problem has not yet been resolved: there are those who believe the new citizen to be, above all, free – free of tax debts, innovative, creative, mobile, efficient and assertive. Others ponder, restrain and caution. The regulars of Christoph Marthaler’s and Anna Viebrock’s “Danton” bar have given these and similar problems a lot of thought – without, of course, having reached any results. Perhaps Marthaler is, after all, right in the face of all reform enthusiasts, and it is best to stay as long as possible with the last guests over a last glass of wine. Talking, singing and occasionally falling off the bar stool.
Franz Wille


Directed by Christoph Marthaler
Stage and Costume Design Anna Viebrock
Music Jürg Kienberger, Martin Schütz, Christoph Marthaler
Lighting Design Ginster Eheberg
Dramaturgy Stefanie Carp

Georg Danton Robert Hunger-Bühler
Camille Desmoulins Matthias Matschke
Lacroix Ueli Jäggi
Robespierre Josef Ostendorf
St. Just Jean-Pierre Cornu
Herrmann Bernhard Landau
Legendre Hanspeter Müller-Drossaart
Thomas Payne Graham F. Valentine
Julie Olivia Grigolli
Lucile Judith Engel
Marion Bettina Stucky
A Man Jürg Kienberger
A Woman Altea Garrido
Musicians Jürg Kienberger and Martin Schütz
Acrobatic stage hand and man in Prison Thomas Stache