The Receptionists 7+
By Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo
The Receptionists is a physical comedy show about customer service by two Finnish female clowns. The aesthetically pleasing performance takes familiar situations and runs them with clown logic. With skilled smiling and some nifty acrobatics the clown duo shows just how comical and absurd customer service can get. The many languages spoken at the reception makes the performance as cross-culturally welcoming as a five-star hotel.
These two receptionists are fast-talking smooth moving professionals in the hospitality industry. They speak multiple languages, none of which you can understand, and have an almost pathological fear of their customers. Impressively silly and exceptionally charismatic, Inga and Kristiina have a unique and hilarious chemistry, which makes the whole experience delightfully bonkers.
Performed and created by: Inga Björn and Kristiina Tammisalo
Outside eye: Thom Monckton
Light design: Kauri Klemelä
Sound design: Esko Mattila
Costume and set design: Gemma Tweedie
Photos: Bambü/Esko Mattila
Co-Production: Kallo Collective
Supporters: Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Helsinki City, Arts Promotion Centre, Cirko – center for