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What if you could peek inside yourself? The Gynecologist is a journey into the inner world of the body told through the language of mime. A gynecologist, Dr. Freon, dives into the patient’s uterus in a search for a solution to her painful ailments.
The performance created by specialists in physical comedy operates in two coexisting spaces and scales, looking at the eco-catastrophe with a uterine hysteroscope. Climate change is like endometriosis* : a chronic inflammation in the womb where life begins. A disease that destroys the planet’s immune system and leads to the extinction of species.
The Gynecologist combines audiovisual design with carefully detailed miming, the tradition of physical theatre with modern storytelling, and science with art.
The Gynecologist approaches serious topics through gentle comedy, playing on the frontiers of the intimate stage: the ecosystem of the fallopian tube is deserted, a sandstorm rages in the ovary, an oil spill causes menstrual disorders, bacteria important to the body suffocate in microplastics…
The mime show that tickles the brain and the belly is a co-production by Tehdas Teatteri and Kallo Collective. The medical consultant of the work has been an expert in gynecology.
* Endometriosis affects 10-15% of fertile people with a womb. i.e. up to 200,000 people in Finland.
Concept & performer Emma Castrén
Director Jenni Kallo
Lighting designer Vilma Vantola
Sound designer Iida Hägglund
Stage designer Gemma Tweedie
Costume designer Mirva Mietala
Stage Assistant Oscar Dempsey
Medical Expert Laura Elo
Production Tehdas Teatteri & Kallo Collective
The performance is supported by: Niilo Helander Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Samuel Huber Art Foundation & City of Helsinki
Ticket sales online ends one hour before the performance.
Ticket sales at Theatre Telakka opens one hour before the performance, you can enter the theatre a moment before the performance starts.
Running time approximately 1 hour.
The performance is non-verbal.
Cards entitling to discount tickets are checked at the door.
The contact details of the ticket vendors are delivered to the organizer.
For booked out performances, you can inquire last-minute cancellations on the day of the event at the theater, which opens one hour before the start of the show.