Plup plup


Written and directed by Samuli Niittymäki

Samuli Niittymäki & team push the envelope with an entertaining, unpredictable and provoking piece depicting the last days of a lab rat.

A unique combination of explorative physical theatre and animal perspective, Plup Plup introduces us to Splinter, a test subject in a cocaine addiction experiment. This layered work, premiered at Takomo Theatre in 2021, shows you loneliness and inactivity in a way you haven’t seen before.

”Niittymäki embarks on a performer’s journey into the core of acting and the intricacies of human existence. What does addiction mean? What is the impact of isolation and feeling meaningless on a herd creature – a rat, an actor, or a human being in general?”
Hanna Helavuori,