What a Menu! (Or the Lost Reputation of Mustard City)

Ihmisiä ryntäämässä siltaa pitkin katsojaa kohti kantaen keittiövälineitä.

The setting is a dinner table at an international food conference! There are food journalists, gastronomists, gourmets – good taste and not so much. This astonishing soirée will bring culinary twists and turns dancing before us, retelling the shady gastronomic history of Turku, and with a slurry of passionate words and dance about food. The birth of the brined groat sausage, laukkamakkara – could this have been prevented?

A culinary theatre experience by Liisa Ruuskanen and Jonanna Keinänen is coming to Turku for the first time and will reveal the kitchen nightmares within the city’s culinary history.

This dinner and a show makes for an excellent choice for a Christmas party event.



CONCEPT, SCRIPT AND DIRECTION | Liisa Ruuskanen and Johanna Keinänen | CHOREOGRAPHY AB Dance Company working group | DANCERS Côme Calmelet-Pyykkö, Arttu Halmetoja, Linda Holmström, Urmas Poolamets and Elina Raiskinmäki | STAGING AND LIGHT DESIGN Magnús Sigurðarson | SOUND DESIGN Ilkka Tolonen | COSTUME DESIGN Marjo Haapasalo | PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN Jussi Virkkumaa | PRODUCTION AB Dance Company

Premiere: 14.11.2024 | Manilla Theatre, Turku
Running time: Around 2 hrs
Age recommendation: 12 and up



Thu 14.11. at 19.00 PREMIERE
Fri 15.11. at 19.00
Sat 16.11. at 17.00

Thu 21.11. at 19.00
Fri 22.11. at 19.00
Sat 23.11. at 17.00

Thu 28.11. at 19.00
Fri 29.11. at 19.00
Sat 30.11. at 17.00

Thu 5.12. at 19.00
Sat 7.12. at 17.00

Thu 12.12. at 19.00
Fri 13.12. at 19.00
Sat 14.12. at 17.00



Regular ticket: 79 € / person


Group tickets: 70 € / person (min. 10-person group, group leader 35 €)

One ticket includes the show and a three-course dinner. Three-drink beverage package: 15€/person (alcoholic) or 12€/person (non-alcoholic).


Group Bookings and Inquiries

Veera Syrén
What a Menu! group sales

p. 046 934 5128