tales from the Edda

A staging as part of the festival “a very different kind of summer”
Bad Hersfeld – city of stories

The nordic myths are stunning in its words and visuals. Wheather its Odin, Thor or Loki the whole worlds fate is in their hands from the beginning to its end.
Theater ANU creates a production for Bad Hersfeld with narrators* and live music, which is only performed on the trees in the Stiftspark.



direction: Bille Behr | text: Stefan Behr, Edda | szenography: Martin Thoms
with Bärbel Aschenberg, Johanna Malchow, Kathleen Rappolt, Nikolaus Herdieckerhoff (Cello)

A very different kind of summer

Tales, plays, music, myth and legends, pictures, reports, lost property and films collected all over the world from yesterday, today and tomorrow

A cooperation between “Bad Hersfelder Festspielen”, Theater ANU and the city of Bad Hersfeld including its citizen

This summer everything will be kind of different. Bad Hersfeld transformes into a city of tales. Actors, musicians and visual artists play, tell and paint on special locations all over the city. You can find the at the “Stiftsruine”, the “Stiftspark”, the church, the “Johann-Sebsastian-Bach-Haus”….
From classic to jazz, from monologues to dialogues, from comedy to tragedy – There will be something for everyone.

The art director of the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele is ” happy, that this many artist who should normaly perform on huge stages here in Bad Hersfeld agreed spontaniously to be part of this very special summer project.”
Even if there is no Bad Hersfelder Festspiele as we used know it this summer 2020, and the fanfare will not be played this year,
the Bad Hersfeld staffs paired up with the local artists and created something new for this very special summer.