Time & Venue
- Previews: Aug 1-3
- Performances: Aug 4-27
- Starting time: 12:10
- Show length: 85 min
- Venue: Pleasance Queen Dome
- Venue address: 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
- Authors: Esa Leskinen ad Sami Keski-Vähälä
- English translation by: Nely Keinänen
- Scottish adaptation by: Catherine Grosvenor
- Director: Aleksis Meaney
- Sound designer: Marko Ahokangas
- Costume designer: Laura Dammert
- Graphic designer: Johannes Wilenius
- Photographer: Eralp Kahyaoglu
- Videos: Ville Vierikko
- Producer: Hanna Roisko / Ryhmäteatteri
- Production assistants: Niina-Annukka Paukkonen and Annemari Mäkinen
- Co-ordinator: Tanja Ljungqvist / Ace-Production
Martin Docherty, Sarah McCardie, Simon Macallum , Hazel Ann Crawford and Billy Mack (Winner of The Stage Best Actor Award 2009 & 2011)
- Hanna Roisko
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Continuous Growth tells the amazing and eventful story of how andy – an ordinary Scottish family man – loses his job, starts a business, and manages to bring down the entire world economy in his own special way. a riotous satire about ordinary people’s need to find meaning amidst chaos, debt and a runaway global financial system.
With a deft comic touch, the play delves into the dreams and expectations of everyday people caught in an absurd world dominated by an obsession for continuous growth. it is a riotous satire about ordinary people’s need to find meaning amidst chaos, debt and a runaway global financial system, and asks the question: What do we really need to achieve happiness?
- ‘Continuous Growth is a brilliant and funny commentary on how the global economy has been driven over the past two decades.’
- ‘A truly enjoyable production, you will never laugh so hard at economic meltdown.’
THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
- ‘The wit and ingenuity of the play knows no bounds…’
- ‘Fabulously funny satire on the absurdity of the global economy…’
Founded in 1967, the Ryhmäteatteri (“Group Theatre”) is Finland’s oldest independent theatre group. It operates in two performance spaces in Helsinki, main space in Kallio (capacity 350) and Summer theatre space in Suomenlinna, island of the coast of Helsinki (capacity 550).
With its light and flexible organization and excellent contacts with the most interesting playwrights in Finland today, the Ryhmäteatteri has a finger on the pulse of the times. The theatre takes special pride in promoting new domestic playwrights.
The Ryhmäteatteri is structured as an association whose goal is not to generate profit, but to create and promote values which encourage individuals to take responsibility for themselves and for the world. The Ryhmäteatteri is committed to the idea that individuals can make a difference, and that even the smallest acts are significant.