Sivuhenkilöt: There’s no room for my wings

There’s no room for my wings


Awkward situations at workplace

There’s no room for my wings, by the Sivuhenkilöt working group, is a new premiere in which limbs hanging in the air meet awkward situations, collapsing office furniture and love for a human being. It tells a tale of emotional exclusion and reveals how things buried within tend to come out in the worst possible situation.

The fictional workplace sells personalised mugs and wall decals. Live Laugh Love. Smile every day. Unlike the slogans on the mugs, the hopes and emotions of the company’s five employees do not stay in line but fly out like birds against windows. The performance consists of aerial acrobatics, physical theatre, wings, weight, laughter and shame.

Sivuhenkilöt is a group founded in 2016 to combine modern circus and theatre, to celebrate astounding abilities and to seek ambiguous stage scenes. The group’s first performance called Sivuhenkilöt (Sidekicks) premiered at Suomenlinna in 2016 and received glowing reviews.

The show is realised in co-operation with Helsinki Festival.

Language of the show is Finnish. Script in English is available at Cirko’s ticket sales before performance.

Wed 4.9. at 19:00
Fri 6.9. at 19:00
Sat 7.9. at 19:00
Sun 8.9. at 16:00
Wed 11.9. at 19:00
Fri 13.9. at 19:00
Sat 14.9. at 19:00
Sun 15.9. at 16:00
Wed 18.9. at 19:00
Thu 19.9. at 19:00
Fri 20.9. at 19:00
Sun 22.9. at 16:00
Running time
ca. 90 min
Age recommendation
Ticket prices
28,00/17,50 €


Eira Virekoski
Alma Lehmuskallio
Concept design
Henna Kaikula, Alma Lehmuskallio, Eira Virekoski
Performers and co-designers
Anne-Mari Alaspää, Milla Järvinen, Henna Kaikula, Saku Mäkelä, Eero Vesterinen
Set and costume design
Janne Vasama and Riina Nieminen
Set and costume design assistance
Oscar Dempsey
Set construction
Janne Vasama, Riina Nieminen, Oscar Dempsey, Albert Sundström and Nicke von Weissenberg
Sound design
Joonas Outakoski
Lighting design
Ainu Palmu
Hair & makeup
Tia Kokljuschkin
Emilia Hänninen
Helsinki Festival, Cirko – Centre for New Circus
Supported by
Kone Foundation, Samuel Huber Art Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland