They are the catastrophe that heads towards humanity, from the North, with ice and snow. And the politicians? Do they assume responsibility? Or is it the young outlaws that have to do it? It seems like it. Some cranky old men want to force the kids back to school. And the only ally of the kids is Cachorro Louco, the crazy “Hound.”
The White Walkers seem to be more coordinated and absolutely best friends. They cooperate like fokking homo sapiens! And they have this well-nigh infinite trash army which is constantly recycled. But the teens around Greta-Arya Starkturnberg have something that neither the White Walkers nor the old men know of – and that’s amour. It’s more effective than dragon glass or Valerian steel against White Walkers and all sorts of zombies, which seem to have joined forces with the old men.
And when the night is darkest, the light shines the brightest. Maybe some trolls from Finland and bros and sisters from Wedding will be there to help send the mob to hell – with dance, music and bricolage. Game of Thrones will be updated to the ultra-real real-time and decoded. The audience can come and laugh, interpret the piece like coffee grounds or play along. It concerns everyone, and the more reality flows into it, the better the overall picture.
By and with Florian and Felix Loycke, Brian Morrow, Emir Tebatebai, Dasniya Sommer, Anne Timer, Nuria Hoeyng, Meier Dem Akakpo and guests.
Tech: Burkhard Ellinghaus
Production: ehrliche Arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A Production by Das Helmi in cooperation with TROPEZ funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Das Helmi Puppet Theatre was founded by Florian Loycke, Emir Tebatebai and Brian Morrow in Berlin in 2001. Das Helmi is based in Ballhaus Ost, has six permanent members, four permanent guests, and many other colourful famous occasional guests.