Do's & Don'ts

A journey through every trick in the city

The city is like a giant laboratory in which you can observe everyday human behaviour. But there are rules in the lab. Do’s and don’ts. What can you do and what would it be better to avoid? What is being asked of me and how much freedom do I have? What am I not even allowed to think? What would it be like to live without rules? What rules do we need in the future?

The transformed truck from our show “Cargo X” is ready to tour the city once again.

The audience is placed in this remodelled truck, which function as a mobile auditorium, looking out at the city through a large window. On this trip the ordered system of the city is carefully examined: laws, rules, norms, rituals, explicit and implicit arrangements, visible and invisible codes.

Next to the driver sits a child, who directs this urban laboratory experiment: Not playful, not cute, the child applies what has been learned, but with the clarity, severity and consistency of a game, which has to be played to its end according to the rules that have been set.

By Rimini Protokoll (Begrich / Haug / Karrenbauer). A Production of Rimini Apparat.
In coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Goethe Institut / Performing Architecture Venedig, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, PACT Zollverein, Tafelhalle Nürnberg/Bewerbungsbüro Kulturhauptstadt Europas, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel and National Theatre of Scotland. The production is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.



Do’s & Don’ts is part of National Theatre of Scotland’s Futureproof festival marking Scotland’s Year of Young People in 2018. A major radical new festival of international performing arts, created by young people working alongside renowned Scottish, British and international theatre practitioners.

Ten companies and artists specialising in daring new work will embed themselves in ten communities around the country, working with local groups of young people to co-create, design, develop and stage a piece of performance. Ten productions will then take place in cities and locations across Scotland as part of the Futureproof festival in September and October 2018.

Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland and Rimini Protokoll

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About Rimini Protokoll

Since 2002, Rimini Protokoll has been the title of all works written collectively by Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. At the focus of their work is the continuous development of the tools of the theater to allow unusual perspectives on our reality. 

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12/10/2018 - 21/10/2018