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  • Name:

    Tamam Shud

  • Created by:

    Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson, Áslaug Torfadóttir and Tryggvi Rafnsson

  • Icelandic title:

    Tamam Shud

  • Director:

    Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson in cooperation with Ágústa Ósk Backman and Bjartman Þórðarsson

  • Set design:

    Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson and Hilmar Guðmundsson

  • Music:

    Biggi Hilmars and other artist

  • Lighting design:

    Skúli Rúnar Hilmarsson

  • Performers: Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson, Áslaug Torfadóttir and Tryggvi Rafnsson
  • Producer:

    Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson

  • When and where premièred?:

    18th of January

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  • Use of text:

    We use text

  • Language of text:

    Icelandic or English

  • Length:

    55 minutes

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "Someone told me that this case of an un-identified body found in Australia in 1948, had gained the world´s attention back then but the case was never solved. Evidence disappeared purposely and in the end the case just vanished into thin air.

    I was nowhere near a solution when I stood up in the end of the play who the man on the beach really was and how he died. And perhaps that is exactly the purpose of the playwright, as noted in the programme "... How far is Guðmundur (the story teller) willing to go in the search for the truth?".

    The much talked about storyteller, Guðmundur is played by the talented Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson, actor, playwright and dramaturg. On top of that he is the director of the show as well as its producer. He has a very comfortable presence on stage and is eloquent and clear in his articulation.

    He tells us the story in a sincere and a mezmerising way, jumps into different guises, but hold the attention perfectly from the beginning to the end as a good storyteller should.

    But Guðmundur is not telling us the whole truth, he is too afraid of something, but what is it? It was not until the morning after that I realized it...". Bryndís Schram - Pressan.is

  • (Awards, other accomplishments etc.):

    Indoor stage/floor

  • Is the production available for tour?:


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  • Stage/venue requirements:

    Indoor stage/floor

  • Technical requirements:

    Sound and light, more info on request.

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    Theatre Company ONE was founded in the year 2012 by Ingi Hrafn Hilmarsson, Ágústa Óska Backman, Tryggvi Rafnsson and Áslaug Torfadóttir.

    Contact info: 00354 893 9998 or ingihrafn85@gmail.com

        • What is it?: The play Tamam Shud is based on a true mistery case that took place in South Australia in 1948 when the body of an unidentified man was found on Somerton beach. The widower Guðmundur has devoted his life to this mistery case and has decorated his garage to make it look like the crime scene. Guðmundur takes the audience on a journey to the year 1948 as he tries to solve this mistery.