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  • Name:

    Leif the Lucky One

  • Created by:

    Helga Arnalds

  • Icelandic title:

    Leifur heppni

  • Director:

    Þórhallur Sigurðsson

  • Set design:

    Petr Matásek

  • Performers: Helga Arnalds
  • Producer:

    The 10 finger Theatre

  • When and where premièred?:

    May 2000

  • Webpage: www.tiufingur.is
  • Artform:

    Visual Theatre - puppet theatre

  • Audience (suitable for?):

    from 6 - 96 years

  • Use of text:


  • Language of text:

    available in Icelandic, Spanish and English

  • Length:

    45 min.

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    .”....Helga Arnalds is an amazing performer. Although there is much for children in her performance, the adults in the audience were intrigued, amused, entertained and even enlightened..." Bill Valgardsson, Victoria Vancouver Island.

    "........This is a fantastic performance, full of energy and talent. Many of the spectators who were expecting a children’s show were surprised to see a story about women and feminism told in such an amusing way. " Robin Archer, artistic director of the 10 Days on the Island festival, Tasmania, Australia

  • (Awards, other accomplishments etc.):


  • Is the production available for tour?:


  • Has the production toured?:


  • Info on recent tours:

    2009 International Puppet Theatre Festival of Barents Region í Oulu, Finnlandi 2001 Victoria, Vancouver Island Kanada 2001 10 days on the Island-festival Tasmaniu, Ástralia 2000 Smithsonian Institution Washington DC, USA 2000 New England Aquarium Boston , USA 2000 Scandinavia House New York , USA 2000 Santiago de Compostella, Spáni 1999 International festival - ASSITEJ Tromsö, Noregi

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  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    Founded in 1993 by Helga Arnalds helga@tiufingur.is tel:354-8953020

          • What is it?: Leif the Lucky One is one of the Theater’s most popular performance for touring abroad. Here Helga presents a highly imaginative and entertaining show that will appeal to families and anyone interested in the creative process.The story of Leif the Lucky One is based on the Icelandic Sagas. The gossip narrator, Isafold is taking down her laundry while she listens to her favorite radio program about the Vikings. She weaves herself into the story and lands in various unexpected and comical adventures.