During the annual Dagar myrkurs, or Days of Darkness festival, the Teigarhorn nature reserve, famous for its zeolite crystals, is also host to an entirely different kind of attraction: a horror-movie theater in a sheep shed.
Þorleifur was thus honored for the play Die Edda, which he co-wrote with novelist and playwright Mikael Torfason.
The Reykjavík City Theater sold almost 4,600 tickets to its forthcoming production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the first day of the production’s presale.
Women who work or have worked in theatre and film in Iceland have shared testimonials of sexual harassment, violence, and discrimination with the media.
The play Njála, a modern take on the Icelandic Njáls saga, won the most trophies at Gríman, the Icelandic Theater Awards last night. The play won ten awards out of 11 nominations, including as Best Play.
Gísli Örn Garðarsson, the Icelandic actor and director, has secured the rights to put on a stage version of The Brothers Lionheart in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, the UK, Canada and the USA.
Sirkus Íslands, Iceland’s only circus, has returned to the capital after visiting Vestmannaeyjar off South Iceland last weekend. The tent has been put up on Klambratún park in central Reykjavík, where three different shows will be staged July 9-12.
Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year.
What shocks some is that the group’s home page shows Iceland’s Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, with a Hitler mustache.
For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic.