To the Lighthouse

based on the novel by Virginia Woolf

German translation by Karl Lerbs / in a version by Laura Andreß and Marie Schleef


A graduate production in cooperation with Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” and the Volksbühne Berlin

*Invited to Körber Studio für Junge Regie 2019*


Location: Volksbühne Berlin, 3. Stock

Premiere: October 25th, 2018

Duration: 1h 20min

Wall colors:


With: Cristian Lehmann Carrasco, Florian Kroop and Anne Tismer


Director: Marie Schleef
Stage design and costumes: Jule Saworski
Lighting: Leander Hagen
Music: Marc Oller
Dramaturgy: Laura Andreß
Director’s assistant, superman, surtitles: Ruben Müller


Six-year old James Ramsey desperately wants to go to the lighthouse. During their summer vacation on the Scottish coast, he repeatedly begs his parents to take him. And so the loop begins: never giving up, never giving in, constant defiance. The boy’s perennial questioning lays bare his family’s long repressed patterns of thought and behavior, baring any possibility of escape from their own illusions. Their planned trip to the lighthouse thus becomes the alias of fixed roles in society, of needs never fully spoken—of expectation itself. The loop at once defines and destroys the family.

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