Meister und Margarita

Based on the novel by Michail Bulgakov, in a translation by Alexander Nitzberg

  • Recommended age: 16+
  • With English surtitles

Bulgakov’s cult novel in a hyper-realistic setting

Did Jesus really live? Berlioz, the editor of an art journal, and Besdomny, a young poet, discuss this question. A short time later Berlioz’s head rolls along the streets of Moscow. Since none other than the devil has become involved. He shows up as a professor for black magic and takes up residence in Berlioz’s apartment, wreaking havoc and turning morality, power structures and reality upside down. Only Margarita and her lover, the ‹Master›, enter a dreamlike, almost romantic world.
Martin Laberenz returns to Theater Basel with a hyper-realistic stage created by the renowned stage designer Márton Ágh.

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.

Meister und Margarita