CANCELLED Victoria Thierrée Chaplin: Bells and Spells

CANCELLED Victoria Thierrée Chaplin: Bells and Spells


Bells and Spells follows Aurelia Thierrée’s peculiar journey as an incurable kleptomaniac who is at the mercy of the objects that she steals. A coat hanger starts to walk, chairs and a table slide and slip away, while a wall opens up to reveal a pair of dancers, and a dress suddenly takes on a life of its own.

Using ethereal imagery and unpredictable props, this enchanting piece of physical theatre blends the wonderful with the strange. Neither logic, reason nor seriousness has a voice as Aurelia Thierrée and dancer Jaime Martinez guide you through a story which combines surreal humour and a sense of magic.

“Aurelia Thierrée perfects the art of the steal on stage” (The Guardian)

Running time 70 min
Location & accessibility The Finnish National Theatre
Age recommendation 10+
Tickets 27,50–46,50 €
Fri 15.5. at 19:00 Sat 16.5. at 19:00 Sun 17.5. at 16:00


Concept and direction

Victoria Thierrée Chaplin


Aurelia Thierrée


Jaime Martinez

Technical coordination and Stage-Manager

Gerd Walter

Light design

Nasser Hammadi

Costume design

Monika Schwarzl