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The Lime Works

Based on the novel of the same title by Thomas Bernhard in a version by Philipp Preuss

„Luster, Lüster, Laster“

Always these resolutions! For a long time Konrad has been planning a unique study on hearing, this "most philosophical of all sense organs". To finally be able to put this study on paper, he retreats to a disused lime works and maltreats his defenceless wife with ludicrous sound experiments. But how to begin with the first sentence...? On Christmas Eve of all days, Konrad's failure leads to disaster - and yet he has just danced such a beautiful waltz for two... An evening of Austrian abysmalness between three-four time and Wiener schnitzel ends in a furious finale.

In the stage version of Thomas Bernhard's famous novel, Felix Römer plays a grotesquely comic monomaniac who himself becomes the victim of his own pretensions. After more than a hundred sold-out performances at the Berlin Schaubühne, Philipp Preuss' production is celebrating its Ruhr premiere at the Theater an der Ruhr. Felix Römer is a regular guest at the Theater an der Ruhr and is known to Mülheim audiences from "Die Unterwerfung / Gegen den Strich" and "Onkel Wanja", among others.


New production of the version for the Schaubühne Berlin, presented by Weiterspielen Productions




December 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


approx. 70 min.


Theater an der Ruhr
Akazienallee 61
45478 Theater an der Ruhr


  • Felix Römer


  • Philipp Preuss
  • Ramallah Aubrecht
    Stage and costumes