Hanna Seppä & Minna Puolanto


RÈvolution is here and ready to give the stage to the Invisible Ones!

RÉvolution is the second performance from the clown-duo Babylon and RÉ. The performance studies the meaning of being seen through clownery and comedy. How one finds an own voice and how to make it heard? Whose responsibility is it to talk about oppression and can guilt be the force of change?

Introvert and shy Ré is musically oriented, helpful and adjustable, where Babylon is known for her passion for making Art on stage. Babylon is the expert in all areas and doesn’t let anyone forget that
Ré’s previous experiences as Babylon’s servant have finally led her to start a revolution. Ré takes the power into her hands and is in lead for the first time, and Babylon is forced to settle for a very unfamiliar and uncharacteristic supporting role.

The clown-duo is facing a turmoil of power structures when trying to cooperate with one another. What happens when the power has a new leader? How does Ré use her position and to what’s’ benefit? Will Ré be the pioneer of all oppressed? Whilst Ré is struggling in the riptides of guilt and privilege, Babylon focuses all her energy into serving Ré’s art of acting.

RÉvolution is an independent sequel to Babylon, which premiered in 2018.

Duration: Approximately 120 minutes with intermission
Recommended age: Adults and youth 13+
Language: Finnish. Available in English in summer 2022.

Working Group

Directed by: Niina Sillanpää
Text: Minna Puolanto, Hanna Seppä & Niina Sillanpää
Dramaturgy: Minna Puolanto, Milja Sarkola, Hanna Seppä & Niina Sillanpää
Performers: Minna Puolanto & Hanna Seppä
Light & sound design: Juha Tuisku
Costume designer and seamstress: Virve Karoliina Balk
Stage design: The crew
Production: Red Nose Company
Co-production: Kanneltalo, Lahti City Theatre, Lovers Theatre