Exciting new show for the whole family!


Welcome to the world of crazy scientists and groovy monsters! Red Nose Companys Frankenstein is a playful interpretation of Mary Shelley’s classical story, adapted for children and families.

Disco music, wonderful lights and reactive comedy: together with the audience we build an exciting feel-good experience. The actors Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama are Finlands most popular clown duo known for their witty and warm-hearted performances.

Frankenstein is a central myth in our cultural history, and it deals with the experience of otherness and the feeling of being different. In our performance, we even lead the young audiences through the history and ethics of science.

Duration: Approximately 1 h
Age recommendation: 6–100
Language: Finnish, English and Swedish

Working group

Script, directed by, on stage: Timo Ruuskanen & Tuukka Vasama
Based on the original idea by Mary Shelley
Light and sound design: Jere Kolehmainen
Costumes: Paula Koivunen
Production: Inka Virtanen, Maija Kühn, Niina Bergius / Red Nose Company
Co-production: Kanneltalo (Helsinki Cultural Centre)
Premiere 13 September 2021 in Alexander Theatre (Aleksanterin teatteri), Helsinki

The production is co-financed by The Arts Promotion Centre, Alli Paasikivi Foundation, Konstsamfundet and Oskar Öflund Foundation, Ministery of Education and Culture.