A truly  amazing journey on the border between dream and reality

We receive, and we lose. This is a condition of life.

In this moving performance about remembrance, love and sorrow, we recognize ourselves – and the thoughts we thought we were alone with.Artistic leader and actor Bodil Alling says:

“I wish the whole world could see this performance. It is so wonderful and gripping.
If you have lost someone, if you are afraid of losing someone, if your long-lost childhood land sends grieving memories, then see this gift from Trickster-p. It is simply excellent
– and it sits like a beautiful image on your mind long after closing time.”

With Nettles, Swiss Trickster-p sends the audience on a heart-wrenching journey that lets us relive the mystique of childhood and life – and consider the challenges that adulthood gives us in our search for meaning.

Tickets can be purchased for every 20 minutes within the playing time. Tickets can be purchased both on this website and by contacting Teatret Gruppe 38 directly.
Each performance lasts about 40 min.


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You feel like you're standing right there, along with the girl who, as an adult, now tells about her life - a life that is a metaphor for every human life.

Nettles gives us room for a reflection on life and death that the narrow horizons of everyday life do not offer us.

The peformance harmoniously combines a reflection on childhood and death - as well as the "absence" of death in modern society.

Nettles does one of the great things performing art can do: The performance helps us to get to know our own soul.

  • Age group:

  • Duration:

    40 min.
  • Stage

  • Languages

    English, Italian, German or Danish after choice.
  • Concept and realization

    Cristina Galbiati
    Ilija Luginbühl
  • Dramaturg

    Simona Gonella
  • Voice

    Gabriella Sacco
  • Artistic Collaboration

    Yves Regenass
    Mamoru Iriguchi
  • Soundscape

    Zeno Gabaglio
  • Editing and mixing

    Lara Persia - Lemura Recording Studio
  • Space realization

    F.M. Scenografie srl. (Buccinasco)
  • Suitable for wheelchairs/pepole who experience walking difficulties

    No - please contact us before ordering tickets
  • Co-producers

    Teatro Sociale Bellinzona
    Theater Chur
    ROXY Birsfelden
    TAK Theater Liechtenstein
    FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts
  • Supported by

    Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
    DECS Repubblica e Cantone Ticino – Fondo Swisslos
    Municipality of Novazzano, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL
    Percento culturale Migros
    Göhner Stiftung
    Landis & Gyr Stiftung
    Fondazione Winterhalter

Accessibility conditions

The theatre is on ground floor and easy to access. Please do contact us in advance, if you are a wheelchair user and visits us to sexperience a performance. Then we can find the best seat for you.

Unfortunately, a few performances are not accesable by wheelchair – in that case it will be mentioned under ‘Info’ on the specific performance page on this website.

Parking conditions

It is possible to park in short distance from the theatre – against a fee. Look for Navitas, Q-park at Havnens perle and Q-park at the Z-house/Z-huset.