Normal Cake, Please

Finally the show is on the road! The three dysfunctional Eurotrashers reunite to prepare a wonderfully messy wedding in Helsinki, Helsingør and Riga in 2021 – 2022

Performed at Helsinki Pride and Passage Festival, Helsingør.

HELSINKI

Open borders are closing, liberal lifestyles are out of fashion and the 50-somethings are getting married. We welcome the audience to take part in an unusual wedding in three Baltic countries when the flamboyant Leo, structure seeking Viesturs and age denying Angela reunite. Leo is about to marry Jack and the plans are going off the rail.

Performed by: Janne Saarakkala, Ivo Breidis, Jamie MacDonald and Nina Larissa Bassett. Additional performances: Raisa Omaheimo, Varanka, Dajo Vander Putte, Kira Riikonen and Viha Piirakka.

Creative team: Paula Koivunen, Pilvi Porkola, Sofie Lebech, Janne Pellinen, Mikko Helenius and Thomas Burø.

World premiere: Helsinki Pride, July 1, 2 &4 2021, hosted by Music Theatre Kapsäkki at St. Paul’s Church.

Meet: JACK and LEO

HELSINGØR

Queering up Normality and normalising Queer. Angela is under extra pressure to arrange the wedding in Denmark at the Carmelite Priory – and it goes terribly wrong. Old and new performers made the show embrace this religious space packed with traditions – and gave audiences a new experience of love, the priory and cake!

Performed by: Janne Saarakkala, Ivo Breidis, Jamie MacDonald and Nina Larissa Bassett. Additional performances: Dajo Vander Putte, Varanka, Paula Koivunen, Danica Frydenberg and Daniel Neil Ash.

Creative team: Kira Riikonen, Layla Torres Mollerup, Kim Jesus and Thomas Burø.

Performance dates: July 29, 30 & 31 2021, hosted by The Passage Festival, Helsingør

Meet: ANGELA

The project is supported by Kulturkontakt Nord and Kone Foundation. Produced by Uneasy Listening Society (DK).

RIGA

The final destination of Normal Cake, Please will take place in Riga in the Autumn of 2022 at the Anglican church in the capital.

This is tongue in cheek portrayal of a generation on the brink of disaster that insists on preserving normality at all costs.

New adventures and new faces and a new place to bring our beautiful queer celebration!

Performed by: Janne Saarakkala, Ivo Breidis, Jamie MacDonald and Nina Larissa Bassett. Additional performances: TBA.

Creative team: Rita Rudusa and others.

Performance dates: TBA.

Photos: Jonna Wikström, Rita Rudusa & Ella Kiviniemi HS

Meet: VIESTURS

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