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  • Name:

    Small Change

  • Created by:

    Ragnar Bragason

  • Icelandic title:

    Óskasteinar

  • Director:

    Ragnar Bragason

  • Set design:

    Halfdan Pedersen

  • Costume design:

    Helga Rós V. Hannam

  • Music:

    Mugison

  • Lighting design:

    Þórður Orri Pétursson

  • Performers: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson and Hallgrímur Ólafsson
  • Producer:

    Reykjavik City Theatre

  • When and where premièred?:

    February 2014

  • Webpage: http://www.borgarleikhus.is
  • Artform:

    Theatre performance

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

    all ages except for small children

  • Language of text:

    Icelandic

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    Playwright Ragnar Bragason made his debut within the Theatre last season with Laburnum, which became a great success. Laburnum received 8 nominations at the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards and Bragason was awarded Best Director. The same team of artistic directors bring us Small Change this season. Tragic warmth and humor characterise Bragason´s work as his previous work within film and tv clearly demonstrate.

    “In Small Change, director Ragnar Bragason demonstrates his excellence in building witty, contemporary yet mundane dialogues amongst characters without becoming euphemistic in his approach. Hopefully he will get further opportunities within the theatre because Small Change is in many ways well constructed and the setting is convenient and plausible, comic and dark. All together a good entertainment”. (Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir - RÚV – National Broadcasting Services).

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    No

  • Number of performers on stage:

    5

        • What is it?: A poorly planned bank robbery in a small town goes terribly wrong. On the run, the robbers seek shelter in an empty kindergarten and wait for the fifth member who has disappeared in the getaway car. The gang has taken a hostage, an older woman who was a witness to the robbery. As the night wears on they try to pass the time surrounded by the children’s toys and small furniture but as day breaks, the despair and discord within the gang takes over and the stranger unveils her own secrets. Ragnar Bragason is known in Iceland for his films. He made his debut in theatre last year when he wrote and directed Gullregn (Laburnum) at the Reykjavík City Theatre. The production was a great success. Gullregn received eight nominations for the Gríman Award in 2013 and Ragnar was awarded the Gríman Award as Director of the Year. The same group of artistic directors now brings us Small Change. Tragic warmth and humour characterise Ragnar’s work.