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The unapologetic show that won Finland’s Theatre Act of the Year in 2021 is taking over the National Theatre Main stage with a lineup full of trans and queer brilliance.

Punch Up! is a fierce variety show filled with the best in drag, stand-up comedy, and burlesque. Every show is a uniquely curated glittery dream filled with acts that are hilarious, sexy, thought-provoking, gender-twisting, binary-busting, and thoroughly unforgettable. Short performances dig deep into emotional landscapes that are simultaneously universal and very particular: anxiety, joy, hope, or love – while the audience gives back energy in a deliciously vicious, sexy cycle*.

Created in 2018 by stand-up comedian and monologuist Juuso Kekkonen, stand-up comedian and performance artist James Lórien MacDonald, and queer drag artist and producer Mira Eskelinen, Punch Up! has become a show like no other. Bringing together the most dazzling performers in drag, burlesque, and stand-up comedy, Punch Up! shines a light on the talent and passion to be found in these undervalued art forms.

Punch Up! is excited to bring our breathtaking queer carnival to the National Theatre Main stage, and want you here for this one-time treat that will leave you feeling shook up, turned on, raw, and definitely alive.

Punch Up! Resistance & Glitter offers time and time again a joyful, high-caliber, shamelessly camp collection of voices that are so rarely heard on main stages. As a social gesture it’s valuable, necessary, and timely, allowing for the emergence of a rich stream of talents, identities, and performance styles.” The Theatre Centre of Finland board / Teatterikeskus ry:n hallitus

*Disclaimer: the organisers and performers are completely responsible for awakening suppressed feelings regarding gender and / or sexuality in audience members.

On the Main stage on the 3rd of October 2021

Näyttelijät ja työryhmä

On stage
Fem Queens of Finland, Hasard Le Sin, James Lórien MacDonald, Justice Brown, Juuso Kekkonen, Lola Vanilla, Miss Vinyl Envy, Rätt Queen, Zach Chamberlaine, Slaya Bit (stagehand) and Viha Piirakka (stagehand)
Curated and produced by
James Lórien MacDonald, Juuso Kekkonen, Maaret Louhelainen, Mira Eskelinen

The unapologetic show that won Finland’s Theatre Act of the Year in 2021 is taking over the National Theatre Main stage with a lineup full of trans and queer brilliance.

Punch Up! is a fierce variety show filled with the best in drag, stand-up comedy, and burlesque. Every show is a uniquely curated glittery dream filled with acts that are hilarious, sexy, thought-provoking, gender-twisting, binary-busting, and thoroughly unforgettable. Short performances dig deep into emotional landscapes that are simultaneously universal and very particular: anxiety, joy, hope, or love – while the audience gives back energy in a deliciously vicious, sexy cycle*.

Created in 2018 by stand-up comedian and monologuist Juuso Kekkonen, stand-up comedian and performance artist James Lórien MacDonald, and queer drag artist and producer Mira Eskelinen, Punch Up! has become a show like no other. Bringing together the most dazzling performers in drag, burlesque, and stand-up comedy, Punch Up! shines a light on the talent and passion to be found in these undervalued art forms.

Punch Up! is excited to bring our breathtaking queer carnival to the National Theatre Main stage, and want you here for this one-time treat that will leave you feeling shook up, turned on, raw, and definitely alive.

Punch Up! Resistance & Glitter offers time and time again a joyful, high-caliber, shamelessly camp collection of voices that are so rarely heard on main stages. As a social gesture it’s valuable, necessary, and timely, allowing for the emergence of a rich stream of talents, identities, and performance styles.” The Theatre Centre of Finland board / Teatterikeskus ry:n hallitus

*Disclaimer: the organisers and performers are completely responsible for awakening suppressed feelings regarding gender and / or sexuality in audience members.

On the Main stage on the 3rd of October 2021

Näyttelijät ja työryhmä

On stage
Fem Queens of Finland, Hasard Le Sin, James Lórien MacDonald, Justice Brown, Juuso Kekkonen, Lola Vanilla, Miss Vinyl Envy, Rätt Queen, Zach Chamberlaine, Slaya Bit (stagehand) and Viha Piirakka (stagehand)
Curated and produced by
James Lórien MacDonald, Juuso Kekkonen, Maaret Louhelainen, Mira Eskelinen