Red Pearl womxn clown festival

First time in February 2012 organized Red Pearl womxn clown festival brought world-renowned female clowns to Finland and Sweden. Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth, Helsinki, Espoo City Theatre and Regina Theatre from Uppsala jointly produced the festival, which presented acts from Brazil, England, Austria, Sweden and Finland. Most clowns have traditionally been male, but this festival serve as a reminder that first-class female clowns can be found in the Nordic countries and all over the world.

Welcome to the 9th edition of RED PEARL FESTIVAL 17.–20.2.2021.
On Hurjaruuth´s Stage, Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 A, 2nd floor

Programme available in January.

Tickets (including transaction fees) from: 25 / 15 e. Festival pass 55 e (only from Hurjaruuth).

FESTIVAL 2020:

Deanna Fleysher (USA): Butt Kapinski

Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. Join Butt in a seedy world of sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge as you take the ride of a full-on interactive comedic experience. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. ADULTS ONLY. 

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Morro and Jasp (CAN): Save the Date

Does saying “I Do” to someone new mean saying “I Don’t” to each other? For better or for worse, the sisters have to negotiate what their relationship will look like now that there is a third person in the mix. Can they survive this new chapter of life without the person who has always been by their side? Join Morro and Jasp as they say yes to the dress, try to handle the stress, and attempt to throw a big fat clown wedding without throwing up. Read more..


Red Nose Company (FIN): Babylon

Babylon was the thing in Finnish theater in 2018. It received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The show has toured throughout Finland, visiting a number of the country’s most notable theaters, and it was also selected for the lineups of the most important theater festivals in the country, for example, Tampere Theatre Festival.

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GRUS GRUS Teatteri: Kärringmossen (Ämmäsuo)

Kärringmossen (eng. Swamp of Hags) mixes physical theatre, clowning and acting. It is inspired by the bouffon-technique – a special kind of clowning where grotesque characters deal with injustice and hypocrisy in a shameless manner. Through mockery the “ugly”, almost mythical creatures attract us – “the beautiful people”– to laughter and dismay. Read more..


Hanna Terävä (FIN): Balalaukku

Warm-hearted clown & music performance for all ages!

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Clown Doctors (Free of charge)

Come and meet the Clown Doctors Tri Hartsa-Liisa Mono (Laura Rämä), Tri Miisu-Liisu Vähä-Pokka (Kaisa Päivölä), Tri Mutru/Mums (Janna Haavisto), Tri Tanttarulla (Taina Mäki-Iso).
In co-operation with The Finnish Hospital Clowns Association.

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Clown soirée

An unforgettable evening with Finnish female clowns! On stage e.g. Salla Markkanen, Maija Westerholm, Johanna Keinänen, Mette Ylikorva, Jenni-Elina von Bagh and Hanna Terävä.
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