The Teddy Bear and the Animals

About the Play

The teddy bear is old and worn and the child has long stopped playing with him. So it’s only natural that he has some thoughts about the meaning of his life. Especially as an impertinent fly keeps humming around him telling him that he is stupid and meaningless. Finally, Teddy sets off and wants to find out what he is good for. But none of the animal he meets is able to give him an answer. After all, he cannot make honey like the bee, not command and obey like the monkeys – he is not even suitable as food for the rattlesnake. Until one beautiful day a little girl offers him a stunningly simple solution ...


  • First published in: 1993
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Max-Brauer-Allee 34
    22765 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040-60 79 09 916
    Fax: 040-60 79 09 51
    Contact person for performance permits: Juliane Lachenmayer
    E-Mail: lachenmayer (at)

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Puppet theatre:
Puppet stage of Brandenburger Theater, 1997.

Further Performances


Not yet adapted as a musical.

Puppet Theater

Not yet adapted for puppet theater.