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Monday, 28 September 2020 01:57


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SylviSoup Troupe & The Really Small Theatre Company are proud to present
the first ever performance of the English version of


by Minna Canth (translated into English by Pauliina Munukka)


Malmitalo, Ala-Malmin tori 1, 00700 Helsinki


Written in 1893, Sylvi reflects the mores and preoccupations of the time – although it was ahead of its time. It is a tale of marital disharmony, passion and betrayal lurking behind a façade of respectability, and Sylvi pays the price.

The production is a tribute to Minna Canth, to her writing and her progressive feminist views. We are presenting Sylvi as a period piece in language and style, with specially arranged musical accompaniment. Don’t miss it!

Want more information? Why not read our article published in the Finn-Brit Magazine?



Sylvi Vahl   Lotta Heikkinen
Aksel Vahl   Christian Jull
Viktor Hoving   Henrikki Haavisto
Alma Hoving   TBC
Karin Löfberg   Anastasia Diatlova
Elin Grönkvist   Erna Bodström
Anni Vidgren   Sarah Puukka
Harlin   Giuliano Didio
Tuneberg   Arnaud Praplan
Sandell   TBC
Mrs Hake   Riikka Faucher
Pastor Sohlman   Arnaud Praplan
Directors   Pauliina Munukka and Joan Nordlund
Original music   René Gothóni

Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse srProduction supported by Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse sr.



Tickets: €20 / €16 (concessions) plus €1.50 booking fee

Tickets are not on sale yet but will be available solely via



The current COVID-19 situation in Finland is stable but unpredictable. Like all theatre, we are subject to event guidelines set by the government, and these are subject to change dependant upon the infection rate. Indoor events are presently restricted to a 500 person maximum and must ensure social distancing and hygiene guidelines are adhered to. Malmitalo have the following procedures in place:

- restriction on the number of tickets sold (half the normal maximum and socially distanced seating)
- only selling tickets online at
- enhanced communications concerning safe behaviour in their premises
- making hand sanitiser readily available
- making sure that their premises and any surfaces are cleaned thoroughly.

Government guidelines recommend the wearing of masks at public venues. The purpose of wearing a mask is to protect others from possible infection, not to protect yourself. As such we go further and strongly request that you wear masks at our performances.

These procedures will be reviewed continually throughout 2021 or if government guidelines force changes.

We are proceeding with the production under the assumption that it will take place with restrictions of some kind in place. If there is any risk to audience safety, either Malmitalo or our production team will cancel/reschedule the production (as we have done once already).


Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:25

2017 Production Update

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There has been an ominous silence from us over the summer. We thought that after the problems we faced last year, that things would be better this year. Unfortunately, we have again been struck by many factors that have hindered our production plans.

There have been several personal misfortunes affecting our administration team over the past months and they have slowed our ability to action plans. In addition, before the summer we encountered a huge setback to our production of Choices when our planned theatre unexpectedly withdraw availability. This necessitated the need for us to have to start the very difficult task of finding an affordable alternative. Coupled with the problems mentioned above, we were again forced into the regrettable position of postponing Choices until early next year.

Private Lives, by Noël CowardThe theatre situation for small theatre companies in central Helsinki is particularly grim. So much so that we are having to consider alternatives further afield in Helsinki and Espoo. Please be prepared for this in future.

Although our main production has been delayed, we are able to offer some smaller treats!

At 19:00 on Thursday, 24th August we will be performing a half hour of Chekhovian wit at the Finnbrit Open House. This is the same evening as Night of the Arts. Full details can be found here.

On the 21st October, it will be our wonderful pleasure to transport you back to 1930 by performing a stage reading of Noël Coward’s sophisticated comedy, Private Lives.

Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed.

Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of September and we hope you can join us. The performance will be held at the Finnbrit premises with only a limited number of seats available, so book early!