Four teenagers take a day trip to Cologne. By the end of the night, their world has been turned upside down. One is dead, two are in police custody, and the fourth is recovering from stab wounds. And it is the job of Kobert, a police psychologist, to find out what has happened.

Lutz Hübner’s hard-hitting play about sexual attitudes, provocation and intercultural confusion, is based on the true story of an honour killing.

Originally produced in Germany in 2005 this play was subsequently banned in 2006. With the ban now lifted this new production marks the UK premiere.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut.

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  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The small studio theatre at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
  • Phone: 0121 245 2000
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Could you tell me the length of the performance please?

Hello Jayne - Respect is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes - and there is no interval.

My year 11 son and his friends are struggling to find a play they can relate to and write about in forthcoming exams as their love of the classics is non existant. Is this play suitable for them to watch without adult supervision?

Hi Marie - Thanks for your message - I think Respect would be a really great play for your son and his friends to come and watch. I should mention that it does contain strong language, violence and sexual references, so as long as you're comfortable with that I would suggest that this play would be an excellent one for them to discuss in exams. 'Respect' also forms part of a series of plays which are about teenagers, so if they wanted to come and see more than one piece in order to compare and contrast then I would also recommend 'Random' and 'Desert Boy'. Whilst each play covers some similar themes, they are approached in very different ways, which would give a great opportunity for the boys to appreciate different forms of performance and writing. I hope this helps.

Saw play friday 23rd.Absolutley fantastic,superb performances from all five actors.Hard hitting gritty and realistic.

I saw the play on friday and thoroughly enjoyed it.It was well cast and the acting was excellent.
I would reccommend it to anyone.

I came to see this play on Friday 30th April and thought it was great and the acting was great. I have a 16 yr old who I think would benefit this performance, I have been told that if you are under 26yrs you dont have to pay? Please let me know as I think him and a few of his friends would like this play.

Thank you

The show was amazing !
i came to see it with my drama group and we all thought it was emotional and thought provoking.

i personally didn't want it to end it was that good.

it has a really good story line and all the actors played there characters really well.

highly recomendable !!!

thanks for a great show :)

Saw Respect last week - absolutely fabulous. Had us gripped from beginning to end. Superb acting, and very effective set. Gave us lots to think and talk about afterwards.

Hello Mrs Deacon - thanks for your message - I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed Respect. We are part of the Arts Council 'A Night Less Ordinary' scheme whereby we give a number of free tickets away to 14-26 year olds on Friday evenings. If these are all gone we also have a 'Mad To Miss' discount for 14-26 year olds where we have a number of tickets for just £4.99 in The Door on Mon-Fri eves. If your son telephones the Sales Team on 0121 236 4455, they will be pleased to let him know what discounted tickets are still available.


I just want say i saw the show and i thought it was unbelievable. The performances were excellent and the set was beautiful. I was in Birmingham for the weekend and it was so good i went the following evening and i was wondering if there will be a tour of this production because it speaks out in many levels. The audiences around the UK would be gripped by this wonderfull peice of theatre. I really hope it does because i organise theatre groups in Edinburgh and if this was on, i gaurantee half of Edinburgh will be coming with me more than once.

Thank you for putting on a wonderful show.

Thank you all for your fantastic messages. We were really proud of this piece and especially of the response we got from you all. We currently have no plans to tour the play, though if we did we would of course announce on this website so do keep an eye on it.

Thanks again,