The musical, Safe Haven, came into being in January 2016 based on the topics that dominated Finland’s news landscape. The themes selected for the play were street patrols and the discussions that emerged around them. Using people’s stories, the nearly through-composed musical paints a detailed picture of the Finland we live in right now. Safe Haven does not explain everything about everything; more importantly, it asks those very questions that many of us have in mind this spring: Where is the good disappearing to? Where does all this hatred come from?
Actors: Elsa Saisio, Emmi Hatjasalo, Jussi Lampi & Miika Laakso
Musicians: Jukka Nykänen (piano) & Pekka Korhonen (basso)
Script: Eppu Nuotio
Composition: Jukka Nykänen
Directed by: Ville Sandqvist
Visualisation: Kalle Ropponen
Sound design: Anssi Vättö