The Receptionists

Kallo Collective with Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo

VOD [60 MIN]



The Receptionists is a physical comedy show about customer service by two Finnish female clowns. In this spinoff show from Chameleon, these two receptionists are fast-talking smooth moving professionals in the hospitality industry. They speak multiple languages, none of which you can understand, and have an almost pathological fear of their customers. Impressively silly and exceptionally charismatic, Inga and Kristiina have a unique and hilarious chemistry which makes the whole experience delightfully bonkers. With exceptionally skilled smiling and some nifty acrobatics the clown duo shows how comical and absurd customer service can get.

Kallo Collective


Kallo Collective is an award-winning ever-expanding physical theatre and contemporary circus company focused on non-verbal tour-ready productions with comedy at their core. Kallo Collective aims to champion the art of physical based humour by producing a wide range of productions, teaching workshops, and producing NouNous Festival an annual international festival of physical comedy in Helsinki.

Credit list


  • Performers and creation: Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo
  • Outside eye: Thom Monckton
  • Sound design: Esko Mattila
  • Visual design: Gemma Tweedie
  • Light design: Kauri Klemelä
  • Supporters: Arts Promotion Centre, Alfred Kordelin Foundation
  • Premiere: 6.2.2019 Hurjaruuth Female Clown Festival Red Pearl, Helsinki Finland Co-producer: Kallo Collective

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The Receptionists