Prince Rei / ENG


Matchbox Company is among the first to introduce Beijing Opera to Finland, which it combines with drama, music and acrobatics. The captivating story is an adventure in forests and mountains, while flying through the air in a dragonfly plane. The result is an enchanting interpretation of Anna-Liisa Haakana’s children’s book, Prince Rei and the secret of the water seed.

A total of 39 languages, and Finnish and Swedish, will be spoken. Body language is the most important language, however. This is a physical theatre performance across linguistic and cultural boundaries.

Age recommendation: +5 years
Length: 1 h
The performance is bilingual (fin/swe)

Photo: Tinja Salmi

Director: Elias Edström
Actors: Talvikki Eerola, Henni Kervinen, Riia Kivimäki & Saku Mäkelä
Musicians: Pekka Saarikorpi (percussions) ja Senni Eskelinen (electric zither)
Sound and light design: Antero Kemppi
Costume: Tinja Salmi & Ella Silvennoinen
Properties: Anja Muhonen de Abonce
Production: Matchbox Company & Kanneltalo

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19.3. 9am & 11am / Malmitalo
20.3. 10am / Stoa
23.3. 12am* / Stoa

* Tickets are being sold to the performance