Rehearsal Room Number 19

27 November 2012
Heart of Hawick, Tower Mill, Hawick

For Rehearsal Room 19 Stellar Quines has partnered with Lung Ha’s Theatre Company to explore the work of two female Finnish playwrights. Extracts from Island by Laura Ruohonen, and 13 Sunken Years by Paula Salminen, both translated by Eva Buchwald, will be presented script in hand by members of both companies. The readings will be followed by a post show discussion during which the audience will be invited to share their thoughts on the scripts.

Paula Salminen will be travelling from Finland to be at this event and talk about her work and Finnish playwrighting.

Two hours of the afternoon rehearsal on Tuesday 27 November (2pm-4pm) and the whole of the evening’s performance (from 7pm) and discussion will be live streamed via this website.

The live stream will include a chat room where an online audience can have their say and ask questions in the post show discussion. Those watching online will have a choice of cameras to watch, or all of them at once if you prefer. You will also be able to give the camera operators instructions on what you want to see. We want to test how audiences want to watch these events online – so join us and have your say.

Lung Ha’s Theatre Company aims to be a leading theatre company for people with learning disabilities, in Scotland and internationally.

Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s would like to thank the Finnish National Theatre for their support of this project.


Creative Team

  • Writer : Laura Ruohonen
  • Writer : Paula Salminen
  • Translator : Eva Buchwald
  • Director : Muriel Romanes
  • Director : Maria Oller


  • Derek Darvell
  • Sean Hay
  • Maria Oller
  • Carmen Pierruchini
  • Vari Sylvester
  • Nicola Tuxworth