Raxu Taskunen


Script, Direction, Music and Performance : Simo Heiskanen

Visualization: Simo Heiskanen, Anne Aario and Nina Ukkonen
Lighting Design: Ville Virtanen

Photos: Ari Kauppila

Duration 35 min

Recommended for ages 3 and above

Raxu Taskunen

…above all, it is a verbal and visual firecracker.

– Annikki Alku, Demokraatti

Heiskanen is certainly not taking the path of least resistance.

– Jussi Tossavainen, Helsingin Sanomat

Simo Heiskanen’s puppet theatre musical Raxu Taskunen is a show in which all the characters are played by Heiskanen himself. The story of the musical swirls from one continent to the next, from the face of the earth and underground and back – all to the beat of exhilarating rhymes and intimate songs.

The world is viewed by Raxu Taskunen, a small critter who can easily fit in a pocket. Raxu is always hungry. He is a witty and lively but lazy personality who tries hard to avoid boring things, like going to bed early or eating healthy food. 

The show is suitable for children from 3 to 8 years and their families. It is performed in Finnish, but those who are learning Finnish can enjoy it, too.

Raxu Taskunen does school and kindergarten tours and can be booked for private gatherings. The performance can be put up almost anywhere (required space for the scenery is 3x2m) and no stage lighting is necessary.

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