Gob Squad

Show Me A Good Time

Part of #HAUonline


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All we have left is now. The past has passed and the future looks more uncertain than ever. Back in June, in the middle of Berlin’s cultural lockdown, when all the theatres were closed, Gob Squad presented “Show Me A Good Time” as an ambitious 12-hour livestream. From the empty stage of HAU1, a single performer reached out to audiences across the world, whilst others explored the streets of Berlin and Sheffield, or shared intimate secrets from their homes. The world is changing fast, and there is no going back to the way things were. What will remain and what will change as history marches relentlessly onwards? As we retreat into our social bubbles, how can we connect to strangers? And where are the good times in the new normal? On a stage? On the streets? At home on the sofa?

Now that theatres are cautiously open again, Gob Squad have reworked “Show Me A Good Time” as a series of three hour episodes, performed for an exclusive live audience in HAU1 as well as online. Come and be part of it!

For over 25 years, Gob Squad have been blurring the boundaries of art, theatre and real life. Sometimes they perform on the streets or in other public non-theatre locations. Sometimes they use cameras to bring the urban jungle, with all its danger, beauty and messiness, into the comfort of a theatre. Often they do both simultaneously.



Concept, Direction: Gob Squad / Performance: Sean Patten, Bastian Trost, Simon Will, Tatiana Saphir, Sarah Thom / Video Design: Noam Gorbat, Miles Chalcraft / Sound Design: Sebastian Bark, Jeff McGrory, Catalina Fernandez / Costume Realisation: Emma Cattell / Lighting Design, Technical Management: Max Wegner / Dramaturgy, Production Management: Christina Runge / Set Assistant: Amina Nouns / Internship: Clemens Zoller / Gob Squad Management: Eva Hartmann / Communication / PR: Alexandra Lauck / Tour Management: Mat Hand / UK Production: Ayla Suveren

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Gob Squad - Show me a good Time


  • Past
    Sat 20.6.2020, 18:00 / Online/Public Viewing

Dear audience,

For the livestream premiere of “Show Me a Good Time”, we will be selling tickets for the first time as part of our #HAUonline programme. Over the past weeks, we have consciously offered our extensive online programme comprising of livestreams, video premieres and texts free of charge, not least because the coronavirus pandemic has also put many people in an increasingly precarious financial situation. At the same time, one thing is clear: artistic works have a cost, whether they’re presented on a stage or online. Over the past few weeks, Gob Squad have been working with HAU Hebbel am Ufer on a new, ambitious production. “Show Me a Good Time” is a 12-hour livestream performance straight from HAU1 and other venues across the city, for which we will charge an entry fee of five euros, or three for concessions. We hope that this symbolic ticket price can also contribute to a new appreciation and look forward to your attendance!

The HAU Hebbel am Ufer Team


Production: Gob Squad. World premiere co-commissioned and co-produced by: HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin),  La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Series (San Diego). Co-production: Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Schlachthaus Theater Bern, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel (Hamburg). Supported by: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Gob Squad is funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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