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28.9.2018

Espoo City Theatre offers this autumn extensive repertoire captioned in English and also in Finnish

In future, the performances of Espoo City Theatre will be more easily available to international guests and guests using English. Starting this autumn, all performances with just a few exceptions will have captions in English.

The captions in English improve the accessibility of the theatre also regarding persons hard of hearing using English. Captions in Finnish are also available in some performances.

The repertoire of Espoo City Theatre consists of own and co-productions as well as of foreign and domestic guest performances. This autumn’s guest performances are:

Coco Chanel

Two famous modern dance groups: the Norwegian Jo Strømgren Kompani and the Dutch Ulrike Quade Company combine their forces and bring to the scene a work describing the life of the fashion icon as a fascinating combination of puppet theatre and dance. Performed in English, subtitles in Finnish. 27 to 29 September.

Songs of Lear

The Polish theatre company Pieśń Kozła gives one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies a new form that enthrals all sense by. Pieśń Kozła is a European theatre group that renews European musical theatre in an innovative manner. Performed in Polish, subtitles in Finnish and English. 26 to 27 October.

All the Sex I´ve Ever Had

The performance is part of the Baltic Circle festival repertoire. The Canadian Mammalian Diving Reflex Group selects the performers from among Finnish senior citizens and brings the most memorable moments of their love and sex lives to the scene. Performed in Finnish, subtitles in English. 15 to 17 November.

Pursuit of Happiness

Nature Theater of Oklahoma is an award-winning forerunner in performing arts from New York. The dance theatre performance that Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have made for the Slovenian EnKnapGroup is a satire about the American dream and the search for happiness. Performed in English, subtitles in Finnish and English. 12 to 14 December.

Tottering House

Antti Mikkola adopted and directed Maria Jotun’s famous novel for Tampere Theatre. The powerful play, which turns gender roles upside down, shows domestic violence in all its ferocity. Performed in Finnish, subtitles in English. 12 to 15 September.

Merkkipäivä (A Special Day)

A touching family drama performed by Lahti City Theatre and Teatteri 2.0 that goes through the restructuring of Finnish society based on Taisto Reimaluoto’s family history. Directed by Taija Helminen. Performed in Finnish, subtitles in English. 28 November to 1 December.

The theatre’s own production for the autumn season is Juha Jokela’s new play Esitystalous 3 – Radio (Performance Economy 3 – Radio). The premier will take place in Revontuli Hall on 19 September. The final part of the trilogy takes place at a radio station and describes winds of change in a hilarious and perceptive manner. Subtitles in English will be available from the beginning of 2019.

Espoo City Theatre's website has been revised and it now offers information, service and ticket sales in English as well.

Additional information and press tickets: Marika Agarth, Marketing and Communications Manager marika.agarth@espoonteatteri.fi, tel. +358 50 5984 331 www.espoonteatteri.fi

 
 
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