The Night of Wishes

About the Play

New Year’s Eve is passing quickly. The Sorcerers’ Privy Councillor Beelzebub Irrwitzer and his aunt, the money witch Tyrannja Vamperl, are running out of time. They have not yet fulfilled their target, and that is not something that their boss takes with humour. Jakob the raven and Maurizio the tom-cat witness how the pair of them come up with a satanic plan: With the help of the Notion Potion, the witch and sorcerer could still catch up on their backlog. Maurizio and Jakob have only a few hours left to prevent a disaster.


  • First published in: 1989
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Poppenbütteler Chaussee 53
    22397 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040-60 79 09 16
    Fax: 040-60 79 09 51
    Contact person for performance permits: Juliane Lachenmayer
    E-Mail: lachenmayer (at)

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Unpublished play by Michael Ende
20 November 1990, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg. Director: Götz Löpelmann.

Further Performances

  • Individual dramatisations by each of the theatres.


Not yet adapted as a musical.

Puppet Theater

Not yet adapted for puppet theater.