Ron Harwood: Kollaboration: Collaboration, Stefan Zweig, directed by: Yves Jansen

In 2009 Arnold was invited to play the part of Stefan Zweig in Oscar winner Ronald Harwood's newest play about the short but intense collaboration between Zweig and Richard Strauß (Wolf Aniol) which ended abruptly after Hitler had ceased power in 1933.

"Wolf Aniol and Henry Arnold are brilliant as friends and artists in Germany's first presentation of the play."
(Hamburger Abendblatt)


  Horváth: Ein Fräulein wird verkauft - A young woman gets sold, (Fredy), directed by Georg Büttel

The city of Murnau had honoured Ödön von Horvárth by a late world premiere of his fragmentary play.


2001 Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), dir. by Achim Plato
1999 Victor Hugo, The Hunchback (Quasimodo), dir. by Achim Plato
1998/99 Robert Schneider, Dreck (Dirt) (Sad), monologue
1998 Lessing, Nathan the Wise (Tempelherr), dir. by Friedo Solter
1996 Shaffer, Amadeus (Mozart), dir. by Kurt Sternik
1994 Anouilh, Becket and His King (King Heinrich), dir. by Achim Plato


  L. B. Suter, Tanz auf dem Vulkan (Dancing on the Vulcano), world premiere, (Kuliak), directed by Jasmine Hoch


  Shakespeare: Sommernachtstraum, (Demetrius), directed by Hans Neuenfels



  Schiller: Die Braut von Messina, directed by Ruth Berghaus

self-produced plays:

1996 - 2000       FAMILY CELEBRATION

  First performance November 1996 at Volksbühne Berlin 1997 and 1999 tours throughout Germany and Switzerland

  On the occasion of Tauberich's 80th birthday who got frozen 30 years ago all relatives come together to celebrate his defrosting – and some unexpected guests. A sarcastic play about heirs, hatred and hypocrisy.

1990 - 1994       EVERYTHING'S ALLRIGHT

  written and performed in Berlin (scheinbar-Varieté, BKA)


"Wearing simple winter under wear they create a whole bunch of crazy creatures out of nowhere, an odyssey of Kafkaesque dimensions." taz: "Enormous speed drives the play forward, the parts change in a blink, and what is most astonishing: it works … Helmschrot and Arnold created the play on their own, it's a masterpiece."
Der Tagesspiegel (1990)