Staatstheater Nürnberg
Home > What's On > Orbit - History of a Band (world premiere)


Orbit - His­to­ry of a Band (world pre­mie­re)

Research project by Philipp Löhle, Christian Brey and Thomas Esser

Directed by: Christian Brey

Saturday, 10/06/2023

07.30 PM - 10.25 PM

with one break


Orbit header

While researching local history, house author Philipp Löhle came across the Franconian band "Orbit", which was formed in the 1970s and existed until the mid-1980s. The history of this less-successful and yet completely, unjustly forgotten musical formation took place mainly in rehearsal cellars in and around Nuremberg. Here they wrote a little piece of music history in their very own way, with songs that are rousing and way ahead of their time. The research project follows the traces of the band and its seemingly bizarre history. In doing so, it not only roams through the personal biographies of the musicians, but also through two decades of unsettled history of the Federal Republic, which is reflected in the music of the local artists, and brings to life a time in which live music stands for the attitude to life of an entire generation. A piece of show based on a true incident, with a live band of ensemble members and directed by comedy specialist Christian Brey.


Directed by

Musical Director

Bühne, Kostüme




Tontechnische Konzeption, musikalische Mitarbeit

Dates and cast

Cast on 10/06/2023

Ottmar Fittich

Rolf Pfuhlhaag

Burkhart "Bucki" Lobmann

Isi (Isolde) Firn (1972-1974), Biggi Gipfel (eigentlich: Brigitte Hoschberg) (ab 1974)

Thomas Schmauchl

Gustl, Glaser, Rio Reiser, Taxifahrer, Herr Aumüller u.a.

Hasso Krüger

Sprecher*innen Video

Information on buying Tickets

Performance sold out on your desired date? Get on our waiting list and we’ll contact you if tickets become available for your chosen day! If ticket sales for your desired date have not yet opened, those on the waiting list will be at the head of the queue. Just tell us which production, date and seats you’re interested in (include alternatives if possible) and we’ll do our best to oblige. Here you can reach our ticket service.

PHOTO(S) © Konrad Fersterer
Press reviews
Nürnberger Nachrichten/Nürnberger Zeitung

„Justus Pfannkuch, Amadeus Köhli, Nicolas Frederick Djuren, Pola Jane O’Mara und Sascha Tuxhorn (eigentlich alle Schauspieler) ergeben eine tolle Band, beherrschen ihre Instrumente so gut, dass die Klangflächen nicht splittern und haben sogar noch Gesangs-Stimmen (besonders beeindruckend: Nicolas Frederick Djuren)“

Herbert Heinzelmann, Nürnberger Nachrichten


„Die höchst unterhaltsame Rock-Show lebt vom inszenatorischen Tempo des Regisseurs Christian Brey, von Löhles skurrilem Wortwitz und von den perfekt musizierenden Schauspielern.“

Wolfgang Reitzammer,

> What's On

> Digitaler Fundus


This site uses third-party website tracking technologies in order to provide and improve its services and display advertisements relating to the interests of its users. Some of the third-party providers transfer data to servers in the United States, which may be associated with increased risk. Details can be found in the relevant cookie settings and in the privacy notice. Your consent is voluntary. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Further information Data protection Imprint

These cookies are indispensable for the functioning of our website. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser or after a period of inactivity (24 hours).

These cookies collect information on how you use our website. They do not store any information that allows the user to be identified. Statistical data is deleted either automatically within 30 days or after evaluation has been completed, whichever period is longer.