In the future

photo: Jussi Virkkumaa

“Cruel, grotesque and cathartic – Enehielm and Haavisto impress”

“The actors complete each other perfectly, and it is not hard to understand why Grus Grus Theatre received the Thalia-prize in 2019”

“It is a dehumanization that is everything else than fun – you want to close your eyes and run away, but you are stuck sitting in the chair. Because of this, the feeling of catharsis is so indescribably lovely when it in the end appears that it is possible to wipe away the ugliness”

-Katja Sandqvist, HBL


”Silence lingers upon the swamps. Two creatures appear out of the blue – disappointed over the oblivion on their very existence. A time for reckoning has come. The world has changed – but not for the better. A shameless reckoning can start. The Hags prepare for a party – you are also invited! A change is celebrated in good company.”

Kärringmossen (eng. Swamp of Hags) mixes physical theatre, clowning and acting. It is inspired by the bouffon-technique – a special kind of clowning where grotesque characters deal with injustice and hypocrisy in a shameless manner. Through mockery the “ugly”, almost mythical creatures attract us – “the beautiful people”– to laughter and dismay.

The performance had it´s premiere at Åbo Svenska Teater (Turku Swedish Theatre) 31.1.2020.

The lovable Hags are represented by the unique Cris af Enehielm and Grus Grus Theatre’s own Master of Arts in Clowning, Janna Haavisto.

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Rider Kärringmossen



Performances at Red Pearl Women´s Clown Festival (Helsinki):

13.2.2020 klo 20:00




Director: Sofia Molin

Dramaturg: Ville Kurki

Manuscript: Sofia Molin, devising with the working group

On stage: Cris af Enehielm and Janna Haavisto

Choreography: Sandrina Lindgren

Sound design: Kalle Terästö

Visual design: Johanna Latvala

Light design: Jarkko Forsman

Photos: Jussi Virkkumaa

Producer: Leo Van Aerschot and Marjo Pyykönen


A hot tip to schools in Turku! You can use the Elämyspolku-opportunity in buying tickets to this show!

Group-tickets: 18 € / ticket (a group of minimum 10 pers.)


The production is supported by Arts Promotion Centre Taike, Svenska kulturfonden, Suomen kulttuurirahasto, Samuel Huberin taidesäätiö, Svenska teaterföreningen i Finland and Garantiföreningen för Svenska Teatern


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The tour is supported by Cefisto