From Start to Finnish project is going to the world’s largest theatre festival Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the fourth consecutive year. This year we are bringing three Finnish theatres to the Fringe: Kajaani Town Theatre, Kuopion City Theatre and the Swedish Theatre.
Leea Klemola is directing her own play Mammoth (originally Jessikan pentu) with Kuopio City Theatre, the play will be staged at the Pleasance King Dome. Kajaani Town Theatre’s play Bad Boy Eddie – a defence of innocence, written by Anna Krogerus and directed by Iiristiina Varilo, will be staged at C-venues. The Swedish Theatre will present Swedish Uprising by Anders Slotte, adapted into a play about future Scotland under the name Preen Back Yer Lugs! (English: Prick Up Your Ears!). Preen Back Yer Lugs is directed by Aleksis Meaney who also directed the Fringe First-winning Continuous Growth Edinburgh Festival Fringe 012.