Koivuhiiri ja päästäinen - Björkmusen och näbbmusen

Premiere: 13.3.2018 (in Swedish) 15.3.2018 (in Finnish)
Produced / co-produced by: ITU Lastenteatterin ideahautomo, Turku city theatre
Koivuhiiri ja päästäinen - Björkmusen och näbbmusen

The play combines drawing and storytelling in an unique way. The actress operates as a storyteller who live draws the characters and venues - altering between acting the characters and traditional storytelling. The performance is suitable for the whole family- it tells the story of two different mice that can not be friends because they seem different to the leader of the animals, The Muskrat. The Muskrat oppose to their friendship, and the Birchmouse and the Shrew decide to escape. An adventurous journey towards more tolerant venues can begin!

The performance deals with the fundamentals of racism: fear and power. It is a story about friendship that can last through any difficulties, and of love that overcomes all fears.

Grus Grus Teatteri is a professional project theatre founded in the year 2007. The multidisciplinary core of the theatre remains as nomads, working together in different combinations in Swedish, Finnish or English. Grus Grus Teatteri does not aim at settling permanently in any working space, but instead works as a guest and collaborating partner with different venues, in traditional theatres or site-specific.

Touring information

Running time at full length 50 min
Interval no
Stage required (height/width/depth) 2,5 x 4 x 3 m
Scale of show / Special requirements Target audience +4 years. We have performed in both intimate and on bigger venues, everything from black box-stages to kindergartens, but the venue needs to be dark - the drawings/projections are not visible in sunlight!
No. of people on tour 2
No. of performers 1
Used language can be performed in Finnish, Swedish or Russian
Requires a clear understanding of Finnish or another language The synopsis can be delivered in Swedish, Finnish or Russian
English synopsis The synopsis can be delivered in Swedish, Finnish or Russian
Touring season from May 2018 to May 2021
Availability for workshop and educational work On demand in Finnish, Swedish, Russian or English

Key personnel

Directed by Ville Kurki
Written by Esko-Pekka Tiitinen and Tuula Tiitinen
Concept by Dramaturgy: Sofia Molin and Ville Kurki
Performers Sofia Molin
Sound design Kalle Terästö
Other credits Pictures by: Sofia Molin, Music by: Kaj Chydenius

Contact information

Contact Sofia Molin
Position actress
Telephone +358403252333
Email sofia.molin@grusgrus.fi --- TECHNICAL RIDER: can be delivered in Swedish/Finnish/English, order rider from info@grusgrus.fi
Links http://www.grusgrus.fi/en/frontpage/
teaser in Swedish

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