Cosmic Drama

Premiere 05.06.2021

A fantasy fable after the end of the world

  • Only 6 performances
  • Recommended age: 10+
  • With English surtitles


A fantasy fable after the end of the world

A spaceship is making its way through the vastness of space. The earth is finished, everything has been conquered, everything has been destroyed. A small group of survivors has set out to explore the galaxy. The French visual artist and theatre-maker Philippe Quesne always stages communities of strange figures in a contemplative arrangement of objects. Using laconic humour, he lovingly observes the fragility of humanity and its ambivalent relationship with nature. This time he has created a science fiction play somewhere between phantasm and utopia.

Dates & Tickets


About the work

NEW! Digital bookstall

Together with our dramaturgy team, Basel’s arts centre Bider and Tanner has been curating the bookstall for our performances for many years. The wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, catalogues and even sheet music is now available 24/7 in the online shop. It’s worth taking a regular look.

Cosmic Drama

NEW! Instead of a matinée – before the premiere

Shortly before the premiere, during the final rehearsals, we invite you to take an exclusive look behind the scenes. During an initial introduction you will get to know the artistic team and learn more about the production, inspiration and staging. Afterwards you will witness a stage rehearsal.

  • Meeting point is the foyer
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Usually in German
  • CHF 10
  • Date: 31 May 2021, 7 pm

Künstlerisches Team