RStCThe Really Small Theatre Company was formed in Helsinki in 2005 with a view to staging small-scale, high-quality independent productions in a variety of venues.

Our early productions include:
The Shoe-Horn Sonata by John Misto (2005 at Teatteri Jurkka);
Art by Yasmina Reza, translated into English by Christopher Hampton (2007 at various venues in Helsinki and Porvoo);
Between Mouthfuls by Alan Ayckbourn and The Form by N F Simpson (2008 at Caisa Cultural Centre as FELT IF contributions);
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley (2010 at Q-teatteri, Puoli-Q stage);

In 2014 the RStC embarked on its most ambitious production by bringing Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard's two-man twenty-character play Greater Tuna to life on Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth's stage.

At the beginning of 2015, the company gained official Finnish registered association status and a dedicated association board.

Post-registration our inaugural production was The Really Small Reminiscences, comprising A Bed Among the Lentils and A Cream Cracker Under the Settee by Alan Bennett, and Reunion by David Mamet (May 2015 at Puoli-Q).

In 2017 Puoli-Q hosted a sell-out run of Yasmina Reza's The God of CarnageBy way of a prologue the show was accompanied by the tale of Malvolio’s Downfall as chronicled in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night - our tribute to the Bard in that auspicious year.

In April 2018 we were bursting with pride to be staging two productions! Harold Pinter's The Lover was another sell-out and the often limiting venue of Finnbrit proved to be perfect for its staging.

Close on the heals of The Lover, the RStC produced The Chess Player in co-operation with the Finnish National Theatre. The show is written and performed by Richard McElvain and based on Stefan Zweig’s classic novella The Royal Game (Schachnovelle). The show was performed on the National Theatre’s Willensauna stage.

Also in 2018 we entered into collaboration with Soup Troupe for the first time to stage It's About Time at Höyhentämö-Pluckhouse. This was a combination of short plays: Arabian NightsTime Flies, and The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage by David Ives, and Wanda's Visit by Christopher Durang.

Apologia by Alexi Kaye Campbell was another Soup Troupe collaboration in early 2019 and was very well received at Höyhentämö-Pluckhouse.

To maintain the momentum, the RStC often performs stage readings. Since 2015, we have performed Educating Rita, BarrymoreIngridApril In Paris, Private Lives, and The Lady In The Van (a Soup Toupe collaboartion). We also regularly support the Finnish-British Society at their Open House evenings and other celebrations.


As with many theatre companies around the world, the past two years have been very difficult due to COVID-19. We had persisted (in collaboration with Soup Troupe) to bring the very first English translation of Minna Canth's Sylvi to Malmitalo. The play is translated by Pauliina Munukka and would have been directed by Pauliina and Joan Nordlund. Unfortunately the logistics of the situation became impossible to predict and we relunctantly agreed to postpone the production indefinitely. We hope to revive it again, but we cannot say when it will happen.

Finally we can give you a new production! My Dog's Got No Nose by Ron Aldridge will be hitting the stage at the beginning of December!



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The Really Small Theatre Company is a member of Suomen Harrastajateatteriliitto (Finnish Association of Amateur Theatres).


About Us

The Really Small Theatre Company was formed in Helsinki in 2005 with a view to staging small-scale, high-quality independent productions in a variety of venues. In January 2015, we became a registered association (rekisteröity yhdistys).

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