The Mourning Primrose


Written and directed by Zoë Chandler

English explorers on a 17th century voyage of discovery in the Caribbean encounter mystery, murder and - what else but – pirates!

After the discovery of a curious new flower, the already tense relationships between individual crewmembers, not to mention relations with the islanders and local pirates, reach a deadly climax.

How will those left alive deal with what they have done?

View the video trailer.









Fabien Rapin as Nathanial Ockham




Jonathan Hutchings as Captain Scarisbrick



Bruno Duréault, Fredrika Fellman, Angie Hämäläinen, Jonathan Hutchings, Kaisla Kajava, Jack Leo, Perttu Lipsanen, Irina Mikkola, Lari Noresvuo, Steve Porter, Fabien Rapin, Ramona Teinilä, Oana Velcu


Director: Zoë Chandler
Producers: Arabella David & Oana Velcu
Production Assistant: Joan Nordlund
Stage Manager: Sean McLoughlin
Fight choreography: Guy Windsor, School of European Swordsmanship
Original music/sound: Matthew Wooller
Costumes: Zoë Chandler & Joan Nordlund
Set & Props: Stewart Gray, Steve Porter & David Rogers
Publicity: Matti Keltanen





Irina Mikkola as Anacoana


Vernissa Hall, Tikkurilantie 36, Tikkurila, Vantaa (right opposite the Tikkurila railway station)

Friday November 16th at 7 p.m.
Saturday November 17th at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday November 18th at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets 8€ (5€ concessions, groups of 10 or more)

Tickets will go on sale in mid-October. Booking details available then.

Steve Porter as Hugh Brunswood


About the author

Zoë Chandler is a regular on the Finn-Brit Players scene. When not in the theatre, Zoë can frequently be found performing her work at Poetry & Jazz or leading sessions on writing and drama skills. In addition, being a philosopher and trained swordswoman has put her in a unique position to forge a play on 17th century exploration and swashbuckling. At other times, Zoë does battle with her cats and sharpens her skills as a Facebook pirate.

We are grateful to the School of European Swordsmanship for their assistance.
Learn swordsmanship with Guy Windsor at the School of European Swordsmanship.  See the school website for more details.