Time & Venue
  • Previews: Jul 31, Aug 1-2
  • Performances: Aug 3-25
  • Day off: Aug 12
  • Starting time: 14.40
  • Show length: 75 min
  • Venue: Pleasance King Dome
  • Venue address: 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL

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  • Writer and Director: Leea Klemola
  • English adaptation by: Penny Black
  • English translation by: Juha Mustanoja
  • Set design: Erkki Saarainen
  • Lighting design: Lassi Kröger
  • Sound design: Mika-Sakari Koponen
  • Costume design: Jaana Kurttila
  • Graphic design: Juha Mustanoja
  • Dramaturgical advisor: Rosa-Maria Perä
  • Producers: Laura Julkunen, Hanna Espo and Hanna Roisko
  • Production assistant: Milka Tanskanen
  • Co-ordinator: Tanja Ljungqvist / Ace-Production

Deborah Arnott, Greg Powrie, Vari Sylvester, Ian Camerone.

  • Nordic Drama Corner


Mammoth returns Homo sapiens back to nature, people grow tails and are proud of their fur. Jessica has rented a theatre space at the Pleasance. She is not content with how her son was raised. So through fiction and a webcam she tries to explain to her son why their family got lost from the path so common to all. Mammoth is simultaneously hilarious and melancholic; it deals with our human relationship with nature and fellow creatures, but also with technology. The play shows that development and progression are not always synonymous.

  • Deborah Arnott has been nominated for The Stage Best Actress award 2013
    FringeReview Highly Recommended Show
  • ‘Please go and see the play.’
  • ‘You’ll struggle to find anything else quite like it…engaging, hilarious, disturbing and visceral theatre.’
Kuopio City Theatre (Kuopion kaupunginteatteri)

The roots of Kuopio City theatre go back to the year 1902, when the first permanent amateur theatre was established in Kuopio. Today its successor is a municipally owned professional theatre, biggest in Eastern Finland, with about 90 employees altogether. We are an all-round repertory theatre, especially known for performing self-produced musicals and contemporary Finnish plays. From summer 2012 till autumn 2014 the theatre house (opened in 1963) is under full renovation. A new annex with an up-to-date studio stage will also be built at the side of the old building. During the renovation the theatre operates in temporary venues: the “big stage” in Yhteiskoulu (a local school), the “small stage” and other premises in Puistokoulu (another school). In addition we tour with small performances in various places in and out of town.


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