Red Nose Company: Frankenstein – Hurraa! Festival

Turunlinnantie 1, 00900 Helsinki
Stoa

Welcome to the world of crazy scientists and groovy monsters! Red Nose Companys Frankenstein is a playful interpretation of Mary Shelley’s classical story, adapted for children and families.

Welcome to the world of crazy scientists and groovy monsters! Red Nose Companys Frankenstein is a playful interpretation of Mary Shelley’s classical story, adapted for children and families.

Disco music, wonderful lights and reactive comedy: together with the audience we build an exciting feel-good experience. The actors Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama are Finlands most popular clown duo known for their witty and warm-hearted performances.

Frankenstein is a central myth in our cultural history, and it deals with the experience of otherness and the feeling of being different. In our performance, we even lead the young audiences through the history and ethics of science.

Duration: Approximately 1 h
Age recommendation: 6–100 yrs

The performance at 10 am is a premiere in Swedish and the performance at 12 pm is in English. Both performances are for schoolchildren and free of charge but pre-booking by email is obligatory: [email protected]

Script, directed by, on stage: Timo Ruuskanen & Tuukka Vasama
Based on the original idea by Mary Shelley
Light and sound design: Jere Kolehmainen
Costumes: Paula Koivunen
Production: Inka Virtanen, Maija Kühn, Niina Bergius / Red Nose Company
Co-production: Kanneltalo (Helsinki Cultural Centre)

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Hurraa! Festival 12.–20.3.2022

Virtuosity in the doorway, swans on a silver lake and men in wool socks!

The municipal cultural services of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, in cooperation with ASSITEJ Finland, organise the Hurraa! festival of performing arts for children and young people on 12–20 March 2022. The festival offers high-quality performances for children, young people and families in the cultural centres of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The programme includes physical theatre, circus, dance and puppet theatre. Traditionally known as a showcase for fresh Finnish performance art, the 2022 Hurraa! festival will also feature international performances produced by ASSITEJ Finland.

The Finnish highlights of the 2022 Hurraa! festival include: Ovisilmä by Teatteri QO, Prinsessa Pikkiriikki by Nukketeatteri Kuuma Ankanpoikanen & Tehdasteatteri, Suru puserossa by Teatteri Tuomikko, Piste, piste, piste by Company Portmanteau, Frankenstein by Red Nose Company and Sarana by Ilmatila. The international programme consists of four exciting performances originally intended for the 2020 Bravo! festival, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 2022 Hurraa! festival, we will finally see M.I.S. – Natten Lang by Don Gnu from Denmark, Tvärslöjd by Kompani Giraff from Sweden, LILLA SVANSJÖN by Claire Parsons Co. from Sweden and Kuuki by Art Fraction Foundation & JIENKYO from Poland and Japan.

More information about the festival’s performances, ticket sales and related events will be available at www.hurraa.org from mid-December.

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