Ira & Jere: Pirie Poke 2021

available for booking / for the whole family / indoor / outdoor / site-specific

Director: Ilona Jäntti

Performers: Ira Oinonen and Jere Virta

Costume design: Nina Jatuli

Photos: Inkeri Jäntti

Produced by Ilmatila Association

Supported by the City of Helsinki

Premiere: 9th September 2021 in Nallin sivukoulu, Helsinki, Finland

Duration: 20 minutes

Age recommendation: 4+

Pirie Poke in croquet: A shot invented by John Riches and Dr. Vern Potter while playing at Port Pirie in South Australia. It involves hitting the striker’s ball forward by swinging the mallet backward (yes, it is indeed possible!), and is used when running a hoop with a ball that is in contact with a hoop-leg and at a very acute angle. -The Croquet Association, UK