The renowned Thalia Theatre in Hamburg has announced that “Woyzeck”, the musical play by Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan and Robert Wilson will premiere on January 23rd. The Thalia Theatre previously staged two earlier plays by the three collaborators: “The Black Rider” (1990) and “Alice” (1992). The play is based on the writings of Georg Buchner, which were left uncompleted upon his death in 1837. Wilson directed the musical version of Woyzeck in 2000. Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan composed the music for Wilson’s stage play, which was released as the “Blood Money” album by Waits in 2002. The world premiere of “Woyzeck” took place in Copenhagen’s Betty Nansen Theatre in November 2000. “It deals with madness and children, obsession and murder”, states Waits, “all the things that we care about, as much now as we did then. It’s wild, sexy and curious: it catches your imagination. And it makes you reflect on your own life.”
Tickets go on sale Sunday 6th December. They are available on +49 (0) 40 32 81 44 44 and per email via For further ticket info go here