The Ohnsorg-Theater in Hamburg, Germany, is a stage for plays run after the British system of repertory theatre with up to six produced plays per season. Plays are exclusively performed in low German (Platt). They play a major role in spreading the knowledge and, in recent times, renewed appreciation of this minority language. Exceptions played in standard German (Hochdeutsch) are only made for television broadcasts. These broadcasts, by the regional Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) and the nationwide ARD have made the theatre and its former main star Heidi Kabel popular across Germany and beyond.