English Theatre Frankfurt

1979 Frankfurt’s first English-language theatre is founded in Sachsenhausen by Kevin Oakes from South Africa and Jon Johnson, Mary Jackson and Ken Elrod from the United States. Kevin Oakes becomes the theatre’s artistic director. The ensemble is called “cardboard clowns.

1980 Judith Rosenbauer joins the ensemble as an actress and later on becomes its managing director. Shortly thereafter the ensemble disbands. Judith Rosenbauer, Darryl Lockwood and Keith LeFevre continue its activities under the name “Café Theater.”

1981 The theatre moves from Sachsenhausen into a larger space in the Hamburger Allee and is now called “English Theater Frankfurt, Café Theater.”

1990 Thanks to its growing popularity under Judith Rosenbauer’s direction, the theatre again relocates and is now housed in a 230-seat facility in Frankfurt’s famous Kaiserstraße.

2001 The Kaiserstrasse is now too small for the English Theatre’s growing programme. Thanks to Judith Rosenbauer’s initiative and Dr. von Harbou’s far-sighted vision, the Dresdner Bank agrees to include a playhouse in its new Galileo skyscraper.

Unfortunately, as a result of economic difficulties, the “English Theater e.V.” must close its doors. Judith Rosenbauer terminates her involvement with the English Theatre.

2002 To keep the tradition of English-language theatre in Frankfurt alive, The English Theatre, a limited charity, is founded. Daniel John Nicolai becomes artistic and executive director of the new organization, which begins co-producing with other theatres in Vienna, Los Angeles and New Jersey.

2003 The English Theatre GmbH moves into its new, state-of-the-art, 300-seat home, sponsored by the Dresdner Bank. The theatre is now the largest English-language theatre on the European continent.


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Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Stage Manager on the book
English Theatre Frankfurt
Sarah Shelton
2019, CABARET the musical, Fraulein Schneider
English Theatre Frankfurt and Deutsches Theater Munich.
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Cabaret, Stage Manager / Show Caller
English Theatre Frankfurt
Dominic Dienst
Dominic Dienst
Sound Technician
2019, Cabaret, Sound Operator
The English Theatre
Dominic Dienst
Dominic Dienst
Sound Technician
2019, Apologia, Sound Technician
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Carmen Rodriguez
2018, The Lion in Winter, Eleanor of Aquitaine
English Theatre Frankfurt
Kieran Enticknap
Kieran Enticknap
Company Stage Manager
2018, The Lion in Winter, Rehearsal Stage Manager (Cover)
Helen Musgrove
Helen Musgrove
Production Assistant
2018, The Hound of The Baskervilles, ASM/Wardrobe
Jermyn St Theatre
Shaun Chambers
2018, The Hound of The Baskervilles, Sir Henry Baskerville
The Deutsches Theater, Munich
Adam Hooper
Adam Hooper
Stage Manager
2018, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Intern Assistant Stage Manager
Jermyn Street Theatre
Simon Kane
Simon Kane
Actor
2018, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Watson
English Theatre Frankfurt
Clodagh Long
Clodagh Long
Actor
2018, Jekyll and Hyde, Lucy Harris
English Theatre Frankfurt
Hugh Osborne
Hugh Osborne
Actor
2018, Jekyll & Hyde, General Glossop
Samantha Dorsey
2018, Jekyll & Hyde, Emma Carew
The English Theatre Frankfurt
Natasha Millar
2018, Jekyll & Hyde, Lady Beaconsfield
English Theatre Frankfurt
Jessica Singer
2018, Jekyll & Hyde, Nellie, u/s Lucy, Dance Captain
English Theatre Frankfurt
Will Arundell
2018, Jekyll & Hyde, Simon (1st Cover Jekyll/Hyde)
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Hound of the Baskervilles, Stage Manager
English Theatre Frankfurt
Sarah Waddell
2018, Hand To God, Margery
English Theatre Frankfurt
Lisa Hurst
Lisa Hurst
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Hand To God, Stage Manager
English Theatre Frankfurt

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Alternative Company Names

English Theatre, Frankfurt, English Theatre,Frankfurt-Germany, The English Theatre Frankfurt, The English Theatre of Frankfurt, The English Theatre, Frankfurt