The Really Small ReminiscencesThis spring, The Really Small Theatre Company is proud to present a selection of two monologues and a duologue in the form of The Really Small Reminiscences.

6th—9th and 12th—13th May 2015
Tunturikadun Vierailunäyttämö (Puoli-Q)

Alan Bennett, renowned English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author, wrote the Talking Heads monologues for television in the 1980s. Reflecting his witty and poignant observations of life in his native Yorkshire they are entertaining and thought-provoking. 'Talking Heads' received three BAFTA nominations in 1989, of which Thora Hird won best actress for 'A Cream Cracker Under the Settee'.

In Bed Among the Lentils Susan, the wife of a vicar, struggles with her role and her beliefs, not to mention the good ladies of the parish who monopolise the flower arranging. Featuring Anna Rawlings, and directed by Joan Nordlund

Doris, an elderly widow with an obsessive aversion to dust and mess, brings about her own downfall in A Cream Cracker Under the Settee. Featuring Joan Nordlund, and directed by Christian Jull

David Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow.

Reunion is Mamet's haunting piece about a father and daughter meeting after a 25-year separation. The father, a drifter and reformed alcoholic, tremulously attempts to establish a relationship. Featuring Daniel McMullen and Riikka Faucher, and directed by Daniel McMullen.

Live music during the interval from The Really Small Band.

The Really Small Reminiscences is produced by Christian Jull.

RSR Team

Rather than give the usual brief and boring actors' histories, we've asked our team to provide a bio from their own perspective.

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ANNA RAWLINGS - ACTOR

gallery thumbnailThis spring sees my eighteenth year of “doing theatre”. Over these years, I have been cast as leads, supports, and sidekicks; played men, women, and a boymangirl; channelled mothers, lovers, and at least one homicidal maniac. Some roles have been difficult linewise, some psychologically taxing, some both. All have been unforgettable, precious, and cherished learning experiences. Bed Among the Lentils is my first monologue play, and as such, a huge challenge I am excited to be embarked upon. So far, I’ve only directed once, but who knows what the future may hold. As long as there’s more theatre in it!

JOAN NORDLUND - ACTOR & DIRECTOR

gallery thumbnailA native of Sheffield, England, I came to Finland in 1980. I have been involved in theatre since the mid-1960s and cut my acting teeth as Edith the maid in Blythe Spirit for the Pilkington Players. My favourite role with the Finn-Brit Players was Miss Furnival in Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy. The first old hag I played was Louhi (the gap-toothed crone) in The YLE World Service production of Kalevala. I hoped it would bring me fame and fortune, but it didn’t! I advanced several steps up the social ladder as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Ernest, again for The F-B Players. Doris is my third role with the RStC, and it is taking me back to my Yorkshire roots. In my dreams I’m Miss Jean Brodie.

RIIKKA FAUCHER - ACTOR

gallery thumbnailMy first acting experience came at the tender age of four, when I was playing Pippi Longstocking in our kindergarten play. Ever since I've been fascinated by the possibility of being someone else, discovering different personalities and plays. Although I'm a native Finn, I feel most comfortable doing theatre in English, perhaps due to the fact that I lived abroad for 12 years, during which time English was my number one language. Acting has remained a dear hobby for me, and I've been involved in amateur dramatics most of my adult life, both on stage and back stage.

DANIEL MCMULLEN - ACTOR & DIRECTOR

gallery thumbnailMy first time on stage performing was in Elementary School in various skit-type shows starting in the 2nd Grade at around 7 years old. I had experiences on stage after Elementary School and really became more involved studying and performing in the theatre arts at the age of 16 in High School and continuing through College. Life took some twists and turns (on and off stage) and I immersed myself in theatre again here in Finland. Performing is an absolute delight and I endeavour to continue to learn and grow as a performer working with the wonderful team here at The Really Small Theatre Company.

CHRISTIAN JULL - DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

gallery thumbnailMy very first dalliance into the world of theatre came at the early age of twelve in a school play in Australia (I made a TV appearance when I was about seven, but that doesn't count). After several more forays, I hit the stage with a vengeance in 1989. The rest is 26 years history. One might think that I might get bored with it, but that’s far from the case. It’s like a highly-addictive drug. Well…several months of pain and frustration, then ninety minutes of pure adrenalin for a week or two. Who needs drugs?

I was originally just going to produce The Really Small Reminiscences. However, when it was decided that Joan was going to perform A Cream Cracker Under the Settee, she asked if I would direct it. Being the shy and modest person that I am, I agreed reluctantly. No, really.

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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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