Benny and Björn's new Finnish production of Kristina från Duvemåla opened officially at the very small Svenksa Teatern in Helsinki on February 29, 2012 . This version is in Swedish and is based on the original Swedish production. The new production is more compact; as a result, the pace of the show is faster. It appears that the much reviled song about lice has been dropped. This new version stars Maria Ylipää as Kristina, who must be good, because Bjorn and Benny have always had trouble in trusting the role to anybody but Helen Sjoholm. The production. has gotten good reviews, I learned something while researching this, apparently the Swedish name for Helsinki is Helsingfors. That's why one of the ads for the musical says it is being staged in Helsingfors. Update-June 2012 The production is currently taking a break for the summer and will come back in the fall.
Update November 2015-Kristina will return to the Cirkus Theater in Stockholm on September 12, 2015.