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KokoTeatteri , Helsinki

it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now


Performances In Koko Teatteri

  • 30.8. At 19:00
  • 31.8. At 19:00
  • 1.9. At 19:00
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Tickets 27 / 19

The play “it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now” by popular English playwright Lucy Kirkwood was premiered at Koko last autumn. It is the heartbreaking story of young Dijana, who is forced to work as a prostitute, her dreams and hopes. Kirkwood interviewed many sex workers when she was writing the play in 2009. KokoTeatteri is similarly producing the play with Pro-tukipiste, which is a NGO for sex workers’ rights in society.

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Performances 2016:

August 30., 31.

September 1.

Showtime 19:00


Touring in festivals:

Lain§uojattomat Pori, 8.9.2016 showtime 17 and 20. Tickets to festivals info@rakastajat.fi


The play is translated and directed by Anna Veijalainen. Dijana is played by Anna Andersson, a graduate of the National Academy of Theatre in St.Petersburg.

Translated from the English and directed by Anna Veijalainen

Set design Aili Ojalo

Sound design Juha Tuisku

Dresses Sanja Kangas

Special set pieces by Sanna Sucksdorff

Lights by Jere Kolehmainen


Dijana: Anna Andersson

Gloria: Blessing Osemwegie

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