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sadsongskomplex:fi is an internationally operating professional theatre company and an ensemble of independent artists. Founded in 2015, the Helsinki-based ensemble has shot to fame touring several significant international theatre festivals in the last couple of years – among others in Avignon, St. Petersburg, Edinburgh, Novgorod, Brussels, Tbilisi, Maribor and Luxembourg. Focusing on high quality art, our theatre ensemble deliberately avoids having its own venue so as not to be tied to one place, a bit like a cuckoo using the nest of others. The group has premiered many co-productions abroad and there’s more to come. The vision of sadsongskomplex:fi is to build artistic bridges with old and new partners between North and South, East and West.

productions & co-productions

2013 / 2015


Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe (Lappeenranta City Theatre Finland)




Дядя Ваня / Uncle Vanya (Novgorod Academic Drama Theatre, Novgorod, Russia)


Ледяные картины / Frozen Images (A.C.Griboedov -Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia)


I am Faransis W. (Koko Theatre, Helsinki, Finland)




The Passion of Ione (Shota Rustaveli Theatre & Film University, Tbilisi, Georgia)




Игрок - The Gambler (Novgorod Academic Drama Theatre and Novgorod Philharmonics, Novgorod, Russia)




Чайка / The Seagull (A.C.Griboedov & Liberty Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia)




Očiščenje / Purge (SLG Celje, Celje, Slovenia)


Hedda Gabler (Grand Théâtre de Luxemburg, Luxemburg, Luxemburg)




Melancholia (Kajaani City Theatre, Kajaani, Finland)


Грустные песни из сердца Европы / Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe

(Dostojevsky-museum Theatre, St Petersburg & Vysotski-Theatre, Moscow, Russia)




Žalostinke iz srca Evrope / Sad Songs from the Heart of Europe (SLG Celje, Celje, Slovenia)


…and the rest is silence (Helsinki, Finland)




Ultimo Atto/Last Act (Tricesimo, Italy)


Neuvostoihmisen loppu / The Last of The Soviets (Helsinki 00980, Helsinki, Finland)




…and the rest is silence (Celje, Slovenia)

festivals & touring
sadsongskomplex:fi productions



STAGE Korjaamo/Helsinki Festival (Helsinki, Finland)


XVII International Dostoevsky Chamber Plays Festival (Novgorod/Staraya Russa, Russia)




Pärnu International Theatre Festival Monomaffia (Pärnu, Estonia)


Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Atspindys International Festival of Monoplays (Visaginas, Lithuania)




F. M. Dostoevsky Literary Museum Theatre (St Petersburg, Russia)




The International Selection 2015-2016 BOZAR Center for Fine Arts/

Théâtre National de la Communaute Française /

Royal Flemish Theatre KVS (Brussels, Belgium)


Théâtre du Centaure (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)


Le Gueulard (Nilvange, France)




Festival d'Avignon OFF (Avignon, France)


Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh, UK)


Belaya Vezha International Festival of Theatre (Brest, Belarus)


HighFest International Festival of Theatre Arts (Yerevan, Armenia)


Karelian National Theatre (Petrozavodsk, Russia)


53. Bortšnikovo, Maribor International Theatre Festival (Maribor, Slovenia)




Vadabuse Festival Teater Vanemuine (Tartu, Estonia)


Festival d'Avignon OFF (Avignon, France)

festivals & touring



Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Batumi Drama Theatre (Batumi, Georgia)


Festival of Russian Culture, (Helsinki, Finland)


Belaya Vezha International Theatre Festival (Brest, Belarus)




Baltiyskiy Dom – Meetings in Russia | International Theatre Festival (St Petersburg, Russia)


Melikhovskaya Vesna International Chekhov Festival (Melikhovo, Russia)


Kanneltalo, Helsingin kulttuurikeskus (Helsinki, Finland)




XXII International Dostoevsky Theatre Festival (Novgorod, Russia)



56. Bortšnikovo, Maribor International Theatre Festival (Maribor, Slovenia)

partners & friends

Logo Ministry of Eduction and Culture Finland
Logo Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Logo TINFO Finland
Logo Kajaanin Kaupungin Teatteri Finland
IETM logo
Logo Parrabola
Logo Maribor Theatre Festival Slovenia
Logo U4 Celje Artist Community
Logo Blue Raincoat Theatre Company
Logo literary memorial museum dostoevsky
Logo Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre
Logo plesni forum celje
Logo Fondazzjoni Kreattivita Malta
Logo  of the Novgorod Academic Drama Theatre Russia
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