World Expo Shanghai

Ace-Production produced two plays in China in 2010. The productions where set up as part of Finland’s cultural program during World Expo 2010 Shanghai. Both plays where performed in Chinese with English subtitles by Chinese actors, singers and dancers.

Spin – The Musical

Spin – The Musical by Douglas Pashley was produced together with Shanghai Dramatic Art Center and directed by Georg Malvius. The premiere was held on the 7th of May.

Moominpappa at Sea

Ace also produced the play Moominpappa at Sea, a Finnish-Chinese adaptation of the classic Moomin book Pappan och havet by Finnish writer Tove Jansson, together with East Children´s Art Group. The play was dramatized and directed by Anneli Mäkelä. The premiere was held on the 15th of May on Shanghai Grand Theatre. This was the first time that the story of the Moomins was performed as a drama in China.


World Expo 2010 Shanghai China was held from May to October 2010. Expo attracted some 200 countries and international organizations as exhibitors.