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Der Schock, Struwwelpeters Welt  (German/English)

by David Herrero - Theatre LOTE

Original music and direction by D. Herrero

Suitable: Yrs 5 – 12, & festivals

Duration: 40 minutes


“Der Schock” is a visually striking and highly entertaining performance that incorporates music, puppetry and Hoffman’s shockingly funny poems!



Treff Elliot! In the classroom, he knows everything there is to know about German: Er kann bis zehn zählen, nach dem Weg oder Wetter fragen. 

But imagine the shock Elliot will feel when he’s drawn into the weird world of Hoffman’s Struwwelpeter. How will he be able to talk to angry Hasen, psychotic little Mädchen and lunatic Schneidern?

Perhaps Elliot will discover that learning a language is about communicating in any situation, no matter how bizarre.




We have incorporated the following topics in our script and resource kit:

Personal identification - meeting people, parts of the body

The home - food, kitchen items

Animals - pets, farm

General conversation - communication, improvisation, feelings


“we all enjoyed the liveliness and humour…will certainly increase motivation for learning German”   Sydney Boys High


“a very funny show, loved the song “Struwwelpeters Ballad.”   Jamison High School


“interesting, funny, strange, worthwhile, excellent, would recommend it - 10/10!”  Killarney Heights High School




2005: Sydney

Coming in 2007- Der Schock; Struwwelpeters Welt tours Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Dates TBA


See the Info For Schools for booking information, or e-mail: theatrelote (at) optusnet.com.au

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Last updated 03 March 2011