Stage – Suvilahti Summer Theatre: Red Nose Company – Don Quixote (ENG)

Stage – Suvilahti Summer Theatre: Red Nose Company – Don Quixote (ENG)

Red Nose Company presents Don Quixote – the mother of all road trips. Actors Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama have been working together as a clown duo since 2012. After years on tour, it was inevitable to let their clowns Mike & Zin become Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

For centuries the adventures of Don Quixote have been in the very heart of European culture. The themes of the play – friendship, idealism, multi-cultural issues – seem to become more and more relevant in the world we live and love in.

Red Nose Company takes the audience on a journey through Europe. What do the wandering hot plains of La Mancha and the snowy, frozen tundra of Lapland have in common? Who is an immigrant? What is humanity, and what makes us all laugh? And, most importantly, what does a person do when facing injustices?

The performance is directed by Otso Kautto, highly appreciated theatre director in Finland. This is his third work with the clown duo Mike & Zin, which can be seen in the seamless result.
Don Quixote is so far the biggest production of Red Nose Company bringing to cooperate six important theatres from Finland. The show has received great reviews, and has been a great success with the audiences. The show premiered in 2019 and after that has had over 70 performances in Finland.

“True virtuosity – the actors have the ability to be completely present and to juggle impulses. ”
– Etelä-Suomen Sanomat newspaper
“Outstanding, multi-layered, entertaining.”
– Spectator

The show is in English.

Running time 135 min
Location & accessibility Tiivistämö Suvilahti
Age recommendation The event is K-18.
Tickets Table for one 32,50€ Table for two 63,50€ Table for four 123,50€ Table for six 184€ Experience three theatre evenings for 150€
Wed 11.8. at 18:00 Thu 12.8. at 18:00

Working group


Timo Ruuskanen & Tuukka Vasama

Directing and dramaturgy

Otso Kautto, Timo Ruuskanen & Tuukka Vasama


Miguel de Cervantes and the crew

Light and sound design

Jere Kolehmainen


Niina Bergius, Anna Jauhola & Mika Vainio / Red Nose Company


Theatre Quo Vadis, Kuopio City Theatre, Lahti City Theatre, TTT-Theatre (Tampere) and Turku City Theatre


Jan 24, 2019, at Theatre Avoimet Ovet, Helsinki