Volksbühne Berlin am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

Locus Solus

based on the novel by Raymond Roussel

Welcome to LOCUS SOLUS, a park as strange and curious as its numerous attractions. Its owner, the scientist and inventor Doctor Martial Canterel, will receive visitors to exhibit his radical experiments and inventions. Should anyone in Europe have forgotten a phase at some stage of their life, Martial Cantarel is able to track down that moment and control it. Among the many bizarre and scary inventions there is an enormous glass cage containing eight human corpses protected from decay. At Cantarel’s command they rise to reproduce key moments in their lives. LOCUS SOLUS is a place where the world has become utterly transparent, where the past and the future reveal all their secrets.

The Polish director Krzysztof Garbaczewski and his team are coming to Germany for their first production in Berlin introducing Roussel as the creator of an artificial intelligence, a form of consciousness as yet unknown infecting us like a virus with the belief in immortality and – even better – a life without work as a result of the continuous production of rituals, which promise to bring healing to exhausted and crumbling social communities.

Duration: 1h 50min


With: Tomasz Bazan, Pheline Roggan, Pawel Smagala, Jeanette Spassova, Axel Wandtke, Justyna Wasilewska and Jim Fletcher

Director: Krzysztof Garbaczewski
Stage Designer: Aleksandra Wasilkowska
Costumes: Svenja Gassen
Music: Rudolf Moser
Video: Robert Mleczko
Camera: Kathrin Krottenthaler
Light Design: Frank Novak
Sound: Hans-Georg Teubert
Dramaturgy: Marcin Cecko, Anna Heesen

Schwarze Serie