Gorilla Gorilla

The Gorilla Police get on stage!

Dirty Duckling's Gorilla Police rush in from patrolling the streets and raid a real theatre stage in Oulu City Theatre! Gorilla Gorilla brings on stage a slice of its own frutti di jungle, where each one of their more and more bold and refined civilisations rise, bloom and wither according to the unsurpassable laws of the nature. Contemporary theatre and power of the absurd for audiences over three year old.

Instead of speaking these gorillas mostly use the international and interspecific language of action, and make gently fun of such grand scale spooks that are usually better left untouched by comedy in their seriousness. massa kovin usein häilyvät aikuisten vakavimpien keskusteluiden taustalla, offering to intercultural skirmishes a hint of a point of a jungle perspective - the jungle that has given birth to them all cultures. Thematically the play gives a permission for things to go wrong, too. The naughty one is loved as well, broken stuff offer a chance to find something new, and in the world of other animals good and evil are not as black and white.

Gorilla Gorilla is carried out following a solid method of organized clutter and collectiveness. As Gorillas on the stage are seen the whole of the six-member working group: puppet theater artists Jaakko Lilja, Antti-Juhani Manninen, Merja Pöyhönen, Lotta Virtanen, Hilla Väyrynen and Anna-Kaisa Väänänen. The performance consists of six different episodes, each of which id directed by one member of the group. The concept, the set design, the puppets, the costumes, the music and the script are created collectively, organically, together by the working group.

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Photos Kati Leinonen


Directed, written, puppets and props Jaakko Lilja, Antti-Juhani Manninen, Merja Pöyhönen, Lotta Virtanen ja Anna-Kaisa Väänänen
On stage as Gorillas Jaakko Lilja, Antti-Juhani Manninen, Merja Pöyhönen, Lotta Virtanen, Hilla Väyrynen ja Anna-Kaisa Väänänen
Music and sound design Hilla Väyrynen
Lights Teemu Huotari
Gorilla costumes Nanna Mäkinen ja Merja Pöyhönen
Stage design Anna-Kaisa Väänänen ja Kuuma Ankanpoikanen
A puppet theatre Dirty Duckling and Oulu City Theatre co-production.

Duration 55 minutes
For everyone ove 5 years old.
Language Finnish
Premiere in Oulu City Theatre Jan 25th 2016.

Available for booking. For over 5 year olds.