Flea Market of Dreams

About the Play

Who doesn’t know those long nights, the small hours when only a few friends remain and with the last mouthful of wine all life stories run into one? Who doesn’t know those lonely nights when our daily routine appears more grey then usual? With his 50 songs to be sung at midnight and his quiet ballads, Michael Ende has created some colourful spots that spirit us away into wonderful worlds. They are everything but one: usual. Songs that are serious and cheerful, bitter and charming, mocking and naïve, all full of poetry – and companions for long nights.


  • First published in: 1986
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Max-Brauer-Allee 34
    22765 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040 / 60 79 09 916
    Fax: 040 / 60 79 09 51
    Ansprechpartnerin für Aufführungsgenehmigungen: Juliane Lachenmayer
    E-Mail: kindertheater@vgo-kindertheater.de

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Hochschule für Musik Munich, 14 June 1984.

Further Performances

  • Television:
    Trödelmarkt der Träume (Flea Market of Dreams)
    Südwestfunk, Baden-Baden 1988, Shown on 1 April 1988.


  • Trödelmarkt der Träume (Flea Market of Dreams)
    Lyrics by Michael Ende, with music by Wilfried Hiller. Recorded in 1984, 2002. Pegasus/Traurige Tropen (Radar Music) several editions, e.g. 2005.
    For all who like songs in the style of Kurt Weill.

Puppet Theater

Not yet adapted for puppet theater.