TURKU CITY THEATRE
Written by Sami Keski-Vähälä
Directed by Mikko Kouki
The story of the company that revolutionized Finland, conquered nearly all, and lost almost everything.
Nokia is a history play about a corporation that single-handedly and unexpectedly turned an obscure, recession-stricken Nordic country into an exemplary modern welfare state. It also highlights the people behind the success, who didn’t always realize they were making history.
The story of Nokia Corporation is as good a fit for a stage production as any modern-day national narrative can be. It shows what it’s like to be a Finn at moments of triumph and loss, it’s highly entertaining, and it gives you a lot to think about. Mixing actual events with Kalevala-like mythos, the play sees the similarities between Nokia’s success and the national epic’s miracle-machine Sampo and the character Lemminkäinen, a small-village youth who crashes a big-village party.
”Taneli Mäkelä’s impressive turn as Jorma Ollila is Finnish theatre history in the making.”
Jouko Grönholm, Teatteri & Tanssi + Sirkus magazine (text in Finnish)
TTT SUURI NÄYTTÄMÖ
46 / 42 € Teatterikesä | 49,50 / 45,50 € Lippu.fi | Discounted price for Aamulehti subscribers 36 €. 2 tickets / customer. Discounted tickets are available only at the Tampere Theatre Festival box office. Please note that the number of discounted tickets is limited.
Duration 2h 50min, intermission
Performed in Finnish
Photo: Otto-Ville Väätäinen