Mon, 25 May 2020 19:30
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal Tickets € 22.00 Further Information on Booking Tickets

Kolik von Rainald Goetz / J. Giger / L. Hofmann / B. van Bebber

How do people experience the final hours before death? Rail against fate, face the end with gallows humour, or look back with satisfaction at a life well lived? The stage production »Kolik« takes this situation and holds one last monologue as death approaches. The show is based on Rainald Goetz’s hugely successful play of the same name from the 1980s.

Please note: The event makes use of strobe lighting.

Goetz, who qualified as a doctor and has a PhD in history, is a stage provocateur of the first order, a »brilliant post-punk poet, beer drinker, and hater of the world and culture industry«, as Spiegel magazine once described him. Accompanied by an acclaimed German-Swiss instrumental ensemble (Kaleidoskop soloists' ensemble and guests), Sarah Maria Sun takes on the absurd main role. Alongside the composers Leo Hofmann and Jannik Giger as well as director Benjamin van Bebber, Sun was significantly involved in the work’s conception.


Sarah Maria Sun soprano, voice performance, voice

Azra Ramić bass clarinet

Lucas Rössner Contraforte

Samuel Stoll french horn

Stephen Menotti trombone

Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

HannaH Walter violin
Ildiko Ludwig viola
Tilmann Kanitz violoncello
Paul Wheatley double bass

Angelika Löfflat performance

Jannik Giger composition for ensemble & playbacks

Leo Hofmann audio play, electronics

Benjamin van Bebber direction, librtetto

Lukas Huber sound

Lea Burkhalter stage, costume

Franziska Henschel Dramaturgie


Kolik von Rainald Goetz
Ein Musiktheaterprojekt von Jannik Giger, Leo Hofmann und Benjamin van Bebber
mit Sarah Maria Sun, dem Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop & Gästen




A production by Gare du Nord and Benjamin van Bebber in collaboration with the Kaleidoskop soloists' ensemble and supported by Pro Helvetia. Performing rights: Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin.