Puppet theatre performance Tuiki joulupuu (The gift of Christmas)

Seulastentie 11, 00740 Helsinki
Suutarila Library

Suitable for the whole family, the performance of the puppet theatre PikkuKulkuri is a story of perseverance, friendship and community.

Iitu the Mouse and her father see the most beautiful Christmas tree in the world through a window. Iitu would also like to decorate a tree, but where to find a Christmas tree and ornaments? 

Father says that trees can be found in the woods, but there are no ornaments. Iitu decides to go look for ornaments, alone, despite the father’s warnings. On the journey, Iitu encounters strange forest dwellers and domestic animals without knowing if they are friend or foe. The brave and persistent mouse struggles to find the ornaments but cannot find enough. Iitu starts to get tired. However, the little mouse’s efforts have brought the Christmas spirit into the hearts of the animals. Iitu will get the most beautiful, sparkling surprise! 

Based on the children’s picture book by Gaby Hansen and Christine Leeson, Tuiki joulupuu is a puppetry performance suitable for all
ages. Its theme is perseverance and believing in what your are doing. When Iitu runs out of strength, friends and other animals in the village come to the rescue. A humble wish of a little mouse grows into a beautiful story of friendship and community.