Viirus & Hav-Anna Company

Whizz, Whirr, Bang, Clang!

Whizz, Whirr, Bang, Clang is an immersive and auditive performance for young audiences.

What is really possible? Where can imagination take us? The performance is a series of interactive thought experiments that arise from Sylvia Plath’s stories for children. We invite the audience to share their thoughts and take part in the creation of various sounds, such as snoring, or the rumbling and hissing of kitchen appliances.

Performance rights Nordic Drama Corner Oy

Whizz Whirr Bang Clang / Photo by Cata Portin


Hav-Anna Company promotes performing arts for young audiences through interactive, multisensory, thought-provoking art experiences. Their aim is to create an experience, based on voluntary interaction, where the participants and the artists meet as equals. The Company is led by Meri Anna Hulkkonen, innovator for modern children’s theater, the former artistic director for Ensemble Bulleribock and Unga Teatern. The artistic team, Hulkkonen, Kasebacher, Mellgren, Nyberg and Rajakangas, has worked on this project as a collective.

Viirus is a Swedish-speaking ensemble theatre located in Helsinki. Viirus creates relevant performance art in which the audience meets a contemporary world in a new and unexpected form. We strive to create a repertoire that is relevant to our time and use stage art as a tool to explore societal tendencies. The goal is that the artistic experience meets the audience in a meaningful way, also past language borders.


  • Idea and concept Meri Anna Hulkkonen
  • Dramaturgy Working group based on Sylvia Plath's texts
  • Direction Thomas Kasebacher, Meri Anna Hulkkonen
  • Performers Christoffer Mellgren (Swedish) / Meri Anna Hulkkonen (Finnish and Swedish) / Thomas Kasebacher (German and English)
  • Spatial design and objects Fabian Nyberg
  • Sound design Hanna Rajakangas
  • Premiere year 2023
  • Duration 50 min
  • Audience Children
  • Stage dimensions 6x6

Contact Viirus & Hav-Anna Company

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