The Night of Wishes

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.

Picture of the performance on the left: Copyright © Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater

Theatre Rights

  • First published in: 1989
  • 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)


Unpublished play by Michael Ende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

Further Performances

  • Puppet theatre:
    Der Wunschpunsch (The Night of Wishes)
    Düsseldorfer Marionetten-Theater, premiere: 6 December 1990.
  • Individual dramatisations by each of the theatres.