Moonlight & A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter

Moonlight & A Slight Ache

This June we will be staging a double-bill of two one-act plays by Harold Pinter:

Moonlight is a moving play about dying, disconnection, loss, and the yearning for communion; what we were and what we become. It is also a play about fathers and sons, and about deadlocked wedlock. It is full of recurring themes and of sudden mood changes. There is word play in the title: the thing about moonlight is that it’s the last light you see before total darkness; it’s a very brief, black intense light that fades all too soon.

In A Slight Ache, Edward and Flora are occupied with their usual concerns: enjoying the garden at their country house and a good breakfast. But they are also bothered by the man selling matches outside in the street. Who is he and where does he come from? Should they ask him to step inside to explain himself?

Showtimes: 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13 June 2009 at 19:00, a guest performance at Q-Teatteri's Puoli-Q, Tunturikatu 16, Helsinki. Tickets €10.

The Pinter Project

Workshop at FINNBRIT, Sunday January 11, 2009, 2.00-6.00 p.m.
Run by Zoë Chandler, Bruce Marsland, Joan Nordlund and Fionna O'Sullivan
• The workshop is open to anyone who is interested in exploring the works of Harold Pinter and would like to be involved in this project in any capacity over the next two years.
• Auditions for the spring production of 'A Slight Ache' (directed by Bruce Marsland) and 'Moonlight' (directed by Joan Nordlund) will be on Sunday January 18, 2.00-6.00 p.m.

Murder, Mania & Misogyny

MMMThe Finn-Brit Players’ Drama Incubator is hatching its first three chicks this spring:

Dirty Work at the Crossroads by Bill Johnson, abridged & adapted by Joan Nordlund

A tale of passion, murder, deceit and intrigue involving the usual suspects: the gullible widow, the innocent daughter, the faithful admirer, the hired help, the dastardly villain, ‘she who will have her revenge’, and the Asterbilts of Fremington Manor. But where does Little Nell fit in?

Guardian Demon by Zoë Chandler

The eternal battle between Good and Evil has not disrupted Adam's sheltered existence - until now, when it's brought to disturbing life by the angelic and demonic voices whispering into his brain. But visits to his beautiful yet troubled therapist Eve bring nothing but complications.

Men Defenders! by Oana Velcu

When every day overwhelms the lonely Alexios with yet more evidence that women are seizing power, mathematical equations no longer suffice. This dedicated researcher needs help to stop the atrocity! But how will his friends react to his plans?

 

Performances

May 3rd at 6 p.m.
May 4th at 5 p..m
May 10th at 6 p.m.
May 11th at 5 p.m.

Performances will be held at The Finnish-British Society, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki

Tickets €6 for the triple bill.

After Dinner by Andrew Bovell

After DinnerAfter Dinner is an ironic black comedy about single life and hidden desires. Taking place in the 80’s, five people converge on a suburban nightspot to enjoy a meal and the after dinner entertainment, but as the evening progresses and tongues loosen, they find out more about themselves than they would have liked to.

Office workers Dympie, the neurotic control freak, and happy-go-lucky Paula hit their local watering hole every Friday evening to unwind. They drink a few glasses of wine, and watch the local band. On this particular evening, the pair takes pity on their recently widowed colleague Monika and invite her along. Gordon, a bit of a loser whose wife has just left him, and Stephen, a Neanderthal who’s simply out for a one-night stand sit at an adjacent table. After Dinner unveils the vulnerability of the human condition, exposing the foibles, pain, and humour of the characters’ inner lives.

Directed by Anna Kauppila, After Dinner was written by acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell. This classic Aussie comedy was first produced in Melbourne, then in various theatres across Ireland the UK. Now it arrives in Finland for the first time, brought to you by the Finn-Brit Players, one of the awesomest English language theatre group based in Helsinki. With After Dinner the group continues to perform fresh and innovative theatre, both classical and contemporary.

The show premieres at Helsinki’s renowned Koko Teatteri (Unioninkatu 45) on Saturday 22nd March, and continues its run at Teatteri Narri (Hietaniemenkatu 9) on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April.

Starring Angie Hämäläinen, Mira Fitzpatrick, Amanda Thurman, Jarrad Dowd and Matti Keltanen.

Produced by Steve Porter. Stage managed by Agnieszka Flak.

Showtimes

Koko Teatteri, Unioninkatu 45
22nd March @ 2pm & 7pm

Teatteri Narri, Hietaniemenkatu 9
12th April @ 2pm & 7pm, 13th April @ 2pm

Tickets are €9 (€6 concessions - members, students, pensioners etc.

Ticket bookings are closed, but as of closing time there was still capacity in the Saturday 12th 2pm show—welcome to try at the door!

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