Start of the 49th Tampere Theatre Festival week


On Monday and Tuesday English-speaking audience can join the performance of the Helsinki-based collective HYPE and their performance in English, Father Fucker.

There are also few tickets left for Miet Warlop's Fruits of Labor for Tuesday afternoon. Monday night performance is already sold out.

The official inauguration of the Tampere Theatre Festival takes place on Tuesday, 8 August at 12:00 in the park, which is located next to the central square, keskustori. The stage called Laikunlava is found next to the old library building (Street address: Puutarhakatu 1). The opening ceremony speeches are held mainly in Finnish, but English-speaking audience can enjoy the small presentations of the diverse festival programme.

Musical Tom of Finland by the Turku City Theatre is sold out on Tuesday night, but there are still some tickets available for this performance on Wednesday afternoon. Tom of Finland is performed in Finnish, but comes with English subtitles.

Casanova, My Wife is also subtitled in English. The performances by the Kuopio City Theatre takes place on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday night and late Thursday afternoon the monologue World without Us by the Belgium group Ontroerend Goed is performed by Karolien De Bleser in English. The performance is a meditative prediction of what happens after the human species is extinct.

On Wednesday you can also follow the Finnish performances Predators and Sidekicks with synopses that are available in English.


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