Dirty Duckling: Funny

The best puppet show ever made

Funny witty. Funny touching. Funny is the best puppet show ever made. It is a performance not to miss! Puppet theater Dirty Duckilng’s latest performance fills the stage with shape-shifting balloons, hazy projections and dreams of stardom. It aims to world fame and also to crack a smile on our faces.

Balloons bounce, animation figures float in the air and applause never ends. In the spotlight we see a persistently lucky woman, almost like a child. She makesneverything she can to make you happy, to make you laugh, keep you entertained.
And by laughing herself she is also making herself forget that long ago there was somebody else in her life, too and that life itself has not always been light as a balloon. The question remains: is a clown’s smile real or is there something else behind it?

Sometimes it’s better to forget. Cram the memories back into the walls, turn the tv louder and blow more balloons up. Why couldn’t life be an eternal cotton candy dream?

Armed with puppets, physical theater and video projections, the show is both humorous and yet brings in some deeper themes of clown’s tragedy and mental illness. The light and bouncy spectacle contains cartoon-like puppets, a great amount of stage charisma and some incredibly invisible puppet manipulation.

Concept, script and performing: Merja Pöyhönen & Riina Tikkanen
Director: Pia Kalenius
Puppets and scenography: Jenni Rutanen
Composer: Antti-Juhani Manninen
Light design: Essi Santala
Visual assistant: Heini Maaranen
Puppetry trainee: Eve Mäkitalo
Production: Dirty Duckling and Markus Alanen

Duration 1 h (no intermission)
Language: without words
Age recommendation: adults
More info https://www.funnytheshow.com


Premiere at the International  Sampo Festival on 25 August 2021 at 19:00
performances on Thu 26 August 2021 at 15:00 and 19:00
Tickets 15€ / 20€: Nukketeatteri Sampo, Erottajankatu 7, Helsinki, FI

Visiting Performance at Turku City Teatre Small stage
28.9.2021 at 18:30
29.9.2021 at 18:30
Tickets: 31 / 29 / 23 € Lippu.fi

Visiting performance at KokoTeatteri
12.12.2021 at 15:00
Tickets 19 / 24,50 / 29,50 € from Tiketti
KokoTeatteri Hämeentie 3, Helsinki