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THE BIRCHMOUSE AND THE SHREW

”A lovestory that charms line by line”

 TOURING AT THEATRES, KINDERGARTENS AND SCHOOLS!

The Birchmouse and the Shrew  is a visually charming childerns performance.  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.

 

TOURING INFORMATION

Premiered: 13.3.2018 (in Swedish) 15.3.2018 (in Finnish)

Running time at full length: 50min

Target audience: 4+

Intermission: No
Venue required: 2.5 + 4 + 3 m

No. of people on tour: 2
No. of performers: 1

Languages: can be performed in Finnish and Swedish.

Produced by: Grus Grus Teatteri
Co-produced by: ITU Lastenteatterin ideahautomo, Turku city theatre

TOURING SEASON 2019-2020

Used languages: “The Birchmouse and the Shrew” can performed in Finnish or Swedish
Synopsis: The synopsis can be delivered in Swedish or Finnish

Special requirements: 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!

Availability for workshop and educational work: On demand in Finnish, Swedish or English

 

KEY PERSONNEL / CREDITS

Directed by: Ville Kurki

Original story written by: Esko-Pekka Tiitinen and Tuula Tiitinen
Dramaturgy: Sofia Molin and Ville Kurki

On stage: Sofia Molin

Pictures by: Sofia Molin

Music by: Kaj Chydenius

Sound design by: Kalle Terästö

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

producer Marjo Pyykönen

[email protected]

www.grusgrus.fi

 

TEASER in Swedish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUiVUt1Dmb4

TEASER in Finnish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwRx8j1tVTg

TECHNICAL RIDER: can be delivered in Swedish/Finnish/English

PHOTOS: Jussi Virkkumaa

 

Techical rider available, contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Future performances:

 

– Finland’s institut in Stockholm 17.2.2020

 

Past performances:

 

-HANKO: Hangö Teaterträff-festival (8-9.6.2018)

-HELSINKI  and VANTAA: Bravo-festival  (Vantaan Kulttuuritalo Toteemi, Vantaan Kulttuuritalo Pessi, Helsingin Stoa)

-TURKU: Turku City Theatre 21.3-18.4.2018

-ESPOO: Pikku-Aurora 25.4.2018

-INIÖ: 5.9.2018

-PORI: Lainsuojattomat-festival 9.8.2018

-HELSINKI: Annantalo, 23.9.2018 and 24.9.2018

-PARAINEN: PIUG 31.10.

-HÄMEENLINNA: Arx-talo 3.11.

-TURKU: Turun Seikkailupuisto 27.1.2019

-OULU: Oulu Children’s Theatre Festival 2-5.5.2019

-KIMITOÖN: Dalsbruk, Mekaniska verkstaden, September Open 7.9.

-ESPOO: Hagalund, Vindängen 21.9.

-ESPOO: Hagalund, Vindängen 26.9. 

-VANTAA: Myrbacka, Totem 27.9. 

-TURKU: ÅST 28.9. 

-BRÄNDÖ: bibliotek 15.10. at 18.30

-TURKU: ÅST 26.10. at 14.00

-MÄNTTÄ: Mini-Teatterikesä, 15-16.11.

-HANKO: Stadshuset 26.11. at 10.00 and at 12.00