Liian paksu perhoseksi mainoskuva

Theatre Lentävä Lokki

Adaptation and direction based on Rosa Liksom's novel by Raija and Pentti Nokkala

Reidar S. (in Finnish)

A fun and exuberant tale of Reidar Särestöniemi, the renowned painter from Lapland who was considered an oddity and a money-loving communist.

Rosa Liksom’s Reitari is the most hilarious biography ever written. It tells the story of a poor peasant boy who becomes the painter of strong paintings and wanders around the world celebrating life.

The performance is true to the author’s rich and humoristic narrative. Ten actors portray sixty different roles shedding light to the world that inspired Reidar’s paintings.

The paintings depict the nature and spirits of Lapland. Reidar was envied by his brother, understood by his mother and shunned by the art community. The Finnish national gallery only purchased one of his paintings even though he is one of the best-known Finnish artists of the late 20th century.

Only now are these paintings being valued and sought after around the world for anniversary exhibitions, providing the recognition and acceptance that Reidar so much wanted to find during his lifetime. 


Sun 30 June at 3 pm / Wed 3 July at 7 pm

Tue 9 July at 7 pm / Wed 10 July at 7 pm

Tue 16 July at 7 pm / Sun 28 July at 3 pm

Tue 30 July at 7 pm / Wed 31 July at 7 pm

Sun 4 August at 3 pm / Tue 6 August at 7 pm

Wed 7 August at 7 pm / Sun 11 August at 3 pm

Tickets: 20 €

Booking and sales:

Uusikaupunki Tourist Information Office,

Rauhankatu 10.

Tel +358 50 420 5425, +358 50 420 5333


matkailu [at]


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Suukarintie 2, Uusikaupunki

Lentävä Lokki 
Summer Theatre
Suukarintie 2. Indoors by the Kaupunginlahti Bay, near Pakkahuone guestharbour.

Covered and conditioned space. 
Coffee and baked goods available for sale before the performance and during interval.