Weekend tips for theatregoers


Tampere Theatre Festival is in full bloom and there are still quite a few adventures ahead. Here are our recommendations for the weekend!

HOT BROWN HONEYBriefs Factory (Australia):

Tampere Hall Sat 10.8. at 18.00 & Sun 11.8. at 15.30

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LA REPRISEInternational Institute of Political Murder – IIPM (Switzerland/Germany) & Création Studio Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium): LA REPRISE
TTT Suuri näyttämö Sat 10.8. at 20.00 & Sun 11.8. at 13.00

"It is an extraordinarily mature, crystalline, engaging and compelling piece of theatre."Guardian
"One of the best productions of 2018."New York Times
"A masterful demonstration of what theatre can archive." – Libération

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MEDEATheater Basel (Switzerland): MEDEA
Teatterimonttu Fri 9.8. at 19.00 & Sat 10.8. at 14.00

Two brothers are playing in their room, trying to ignore their parents’ argument. Looking in on her sons, their mother tries to soothe them, but the audience knows that these boys’ childhood days are clearly over. Soon they become absorbed into the grim tale of Medea as told by Euripides. This version of Medea sharp and compelling depiction of crossing the line between everyday life and irreversible tragedy.
“A radical update… that genuinely makes us see an old play through new eyes.” ★★★★ — The Guardian

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Hällä 10.8. at 17.00 & su 11.8. at 15.30
Sisters is a gripping depiction of lifelong sibling affection. Composer Arvo Pärt’s piano concerto Für Alina creates an emotional framework for the exquisite teamwork of dancers Elina Jakowleva and Mari Rosendahl.
The Field is a contemporary woman’s look at the 1918 Finnish Civil War and its effects. Leinonen focuses on the recollections of the war that have been passed down through generations – and on the silence surrounding this devastating event.

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MARAT/SADEKlockriketeatern, Sirius Teatern, Teater Mestola: MARAT/SADE
Pakkahuone Sat 10.8. at 19.00 (Sunday sold out)

Three Swedish-speaking Finnish theatres join forces with theatre powerhouse and Finlandia Prize winning author, director Juha Hurme. Together they twist and turn the original play by Peter Weiss to produce new shapes out of a sharp, funny and shocking work that ingeniously maneuvers itself between individualism and politics while pondering the alternatives of total control and complete anarchy. Subtitled in English and Finnish.

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