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  • Name:

    Midsummernight

  • Created by:

    The National Theatre of Iceland

  • Icelandic title:

    Jónsmessunótt

  • Director:

    Harpa Arnardóttir

  • Set design:

    Finnur Arnar Arnarson

  • Costume design:

    Kristína R. Berman

  • Music:

    Vala Gestsdóttir

  • Lighting design:

    Ólafur Ágúst Stefánsson

  • Performers: Arnar Jónsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Atli Rafn Sigurðarson, Edda Arnljótsdóttir, Maríanna Clara Lúthersdóttir, Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir and .
  • Producer:

    The National Theatre of Iceland

  • When and where premièred?:

    11.10.2012

  • Webpage: http://www.thjodleikhusid.is/Syningar/leikarid-2012-2013/syning/1192/jonsmessunott
  • Artform:

    New Icelandic play

  • Production type:
  • Audience (suitable for?):

    adults

  • Language of text:

    Icelandic

  • Length:

    2 hours

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "Fantastic show that tickles your laugh and inquires the audience aggressively about the present and human nature" A.Þ. - Fréttabladið newspaper


    "A brilliant staging and superb enacting" S.G.V. - Morgunblaðið Newspaper


    "Humour mixed with a showdown between characters, colored with some kind of mystical magic world, resulted in a particularly remarkable performance." S.Á.S. - Fréttatíminn Newspaper


    "A wonderfull performance. The piece is simply masterfully written." Á.R.J. – Víðsjá Radio, RUV.


    "What a fun night […] This is a classy performance." * J.K. – Djöflaeyjan RUV TV*


    "I found Midsummernight to be the most interesting play I have seen this year. […] A very pleasurable night." J.V.J. – Djöflaeyjan

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    No

  • Number of performers on stage:

    7

  • Technical requirements:

    On request

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    1950 leikhusid@leikhusid.is

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