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  • Name: Hero
  • Created by: Kári VIðarsson and Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Icelandic title: Hetja
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  • Director: Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Set design: Kári Viðarsson
  • Costume design: Kári Viðarsson
  • Music: Various
  • Lights: Friðþjófur Þorsteinsson
  • Choreographer: Kári Viðarsson
  • Performers: Kári Viðarsson
  • Producer: Kári Viðarsson
  • Touring information:
  • The show is available and needs absolutely minimum technical equipment.
  • It can be adapted to every kind of theatre space both indoors and outdoors
  • One performer on stage
  • Three people on tour
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  • When and where premiered? Rif, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, 9th of July 2010
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  • What is it? 
  • Hero is a one-man show based on the tale of
  • Bárður Snæfellsás and his family of humans, trolls and vultures.
  • The show is a comedy that aims to use the possibilities of the
  • theatrical form to avoid bringing the element of basic storytelling into it.
  • Hero is a comedy in an exaggerated style where dozens of characters
  • as well as the audience itself play a big part.
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  • The work was created in Rif which is a small fishing town in Iceland (pop: 150)
  • and the aim of the show was to bring professional theatre to Snæfellsnes peninsula.
  • Hero has now been shown in Rif, Borgarnes, Ísafjörður and Reykjavík and shows no signs of stopping.
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  • Production information:
  •  -Length: 65 min
  • -Audience (suitable for?): All
  • -Use of text?: I use text
  • -Language: Icelandic or English
  • -art form: Theatre
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  • Excerpts from reviews:
  • Four Stars – Jón Viðars Jónsson for DV newspaper
  • Four Stars – Elísabet Brekkan for Fréttablaðið newspaper
  • 3 ½ Stars – Bryndís Schram for Pressan.is
  • “There is never a dull moment in this show, the children had just as much fun as the adults"
  • (Elísabet Brekkan for Fréttablaðið Newspaper)
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