The Mourning Primrose


Written and directed by Zoë Chandler

English explorers on a 17th century voyage of discovery in the Caribbean encounter mystery, murder and - what else but – pirates!

After the discovery of a curious new flower, the already tense relationships between individual crewmembers, not to mention relations with the islanders and local pirates, reach a deadly climax.

How will those left alive deal with what they have done?

View the video trailer.









Fabien Rapin as Nathanial Ockham




Jonathan Hutchings as Captain Scarisbrick



Bruno Duréault, Fredrika Fellman, Angie Hämäläinen, Jonathan Hutchings, Kaisla Kajava, Jack Leo, Perttu Lipsanen, Irina Mikkola, Lari Noresvuo, Steve Porter, Fabien Rapin, Ramona Teinilä, Oana Velcu


Director: Zoë Chandler
Producers: Arabella David & Oana Velcu
Production Assistant: Joan Nordlund
Stage Manager: Sean McLoughlin
Fight choreography: Guy Windsor, School of European Swordsmanship
Original music/sound: Matthew Wooller
Costumes: Zoë Chandler & Joan Nordlund
Set & Props: Stewart Gray, Steve Porter & David Rogers
Publicity: Matti Keltanen





Irina Mikkola as Anacoana


Vernissa Hall, Tikkurilantie 36, Tikkurila, Vantaa (right opposite the Tikkurila railway station)

Friday November 16th at 7 p.m.
Saturday November 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday November 18th at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets 8€ (5€ concessions, groups of 10 or more)

Tickets will go on sale in mid-October. Booking details available then.

Steve Porter as Hugh Brunswood


About the author

Zoë Chandler is a regular on the Finn-Brit Players scene. When not in the theatre, Zoë can frequently be found performing her work at Poetry & Jazz or leading sessions on writing and drama skills. In addition, being a philosopher and trained swordswoman has put her in a unique position to forge a play on 17th century exploration and swashbuckling. At other times, Zoë does battle with her cats and sharpens her skills as a Facebook pirate.

We are grateful to the School of European Swordsmanship for their assistance.
Learn swordsmanship with Guy Windsor at the School of European Swordsmanship.  See the school website for more details.


Run of Strindberg, Genet, Ionesco over - thanks everyone!

We had another run of memorable shows this season, many thanks to everyone involved on stage and off-, as well as to everyone who came to see us. And remember, we have lots going on even when there are no plays being done; see the calendar to the right of the main page for what's coming up next.

See you soon!

The shows are on (2007)

The plays are running until Saturday 19 May. Here are the performance dates:
Friday 11 May 7 pm Miss Julie
Saturday 12 May 3 pm The Maids & The Bald Prima Donna
Sunday 13 May 3 pm Miss Julie
Sunday 13 May 7 pm The Maids & The Bald Prima Donna
Tuesday 15 May 7 pm Miss Julie
Wednesday 16 May 7 pm The Maids & The Bald Prima Donna
Thursday 17 May 7 pm Miss Julie
Friday 18 May 7 pm The Maids & The Bald Prima Donna
Saturday 19 May 3 pm The Maids & The Bald Prima Donna
Saturday 19 May 7 pm Miss Julie

Last week before the plays start - book now! (2007)

Yes, it's just a matter of days before we climb on stage to entertain you guys. We just had a weekend of dress rehearsals, the casts had the chance to see each others' shows, and we're pretty stoked about the lineup!

Looking forward to seeing you there. Welcome!

(quick reminder: the shows will run from this week's Friday for a week and a day, so now would be a great time to book if you haven't yet)