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  • Name:

    Breaking News

  • Created by:

    VaVaVoom Theatre

  • Icelandic title:

    Nýjustu Fréttir

  • Director:

    Sara Martí Guðmundsdottir and Raul Fuertes

  • Set design:

    Eva Signý Berger

  • Costume design:

    Eva Signý Berger

  • Music:


  • Lighting design:

    Ingi Bekk. Video design: Pierre Alain Giraud

  • Choreographer:

    Alice Jordan

  • Performers: Sigriður Sunna Reynisdóttir and Irena Stratieva
  • Producer:

    VaVaVoom theatre

  • When and where premièred?:

    18.october 2012 at the National Theatre of Iceland

  • Webpage: http://www.vavavoomtheatre.com
  • Artform:


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  • Audience (suitable for?):


  • Use of text:

    Play is without words

  • Language of text:

    No text (only news clips from all over the world)

  • Length:

    50 minutes

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "A piece that leaves no one untouched (…) a delight for both eyes and ears". 
5 stars, Elísabet Brekkan, Fréttablaðið Newspaper


"An extremely visual piece of art, full of surprising details (…) a fresh breeze into the Icelandic performance scenery". 
 Ástbjörg Rut Jónsdóttir, Víðsjá

    "Again and again I was dazzled by the ingenuity and the beauty that surrounded the performers”. 
 Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir, TMM

  • (Awards, other accomplishments etc.):

    Requires a black out theatre venue.

  • Is the production available for tour?:


  • Has the production toured?:


  • Info on recent tours:

    We are taking the show to Edinburgh this August (2013)

  • Number off people on tour:


  • Number of performers on stage:


  • Stage/venue requirements:

    Head on black box.

  • Technical requirements:

    Video projector and ceiling rigging for the set.

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    Company was founded in 2010 by 2 Icelandic theatre practitioners (a director and puppeteer). contact us at: vavavoom.theatre@gmail.com

        • What is it?: “Breaking News” is a new devised puppetry theatre piece for an adult audience. In a multi media visual/physical/puppetry piece filled with newspapers, radios, computers and tv´s we follow a sad bathrobe who wants nothing more than to have a healthy relationship....with the news.