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  • Name:

    Little Hamlet

  • Created by:

    William Shakespeare, Bergur Þór Ingólfsson

  • Icelandic title:

    Hamlet litli

  • Director:

    Bergur Þór Ingólfsson

  • Music:

    Kristjana Stefánsdóttir/ Ólafur Örn Thoroddsen

  • Lighting design:

    Garðar Borgþórsson

  • Performers: Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir and Kristjana Stefánsdóttir.
  • Producer:

    The Reykjavik City Theatre

  • When and where premièred?:

    April 2014

  • Webpage: http://www.borgarleikhus.is
  • Production type:
        • What is it?: When Little Hamlet’s father dies, he is grief-stricken and starts to behave in a most peculiar manner. Things do not improve when just a few days after the funeral, his mother declares her intention to marry his father’s brother – and the brother almost certainly has a skeleton in his cupboard. The situation becomes unbearable when his best friends are persuaded to spy on him. They all think he is coming apart at the seams. But who wouldn’t suffer at least a mild nervous breakdown under such circumstances? Bergur Þór Ingólfsson, the Director of the Reykjavík City Theatre´s productions of the Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins, brings this immense tragedy to the Small Stage, where the point of view of Little Hamlet is presented to the audience. The sorrow of losing a father, the fear of losing a mother and the broken trust of friends. Just one of these blows would be enough to disturb the emotional life of a grown-up, let alone a young soul. Playfulness, however, is in the air. The world of the child contains numerous tools to deal with blows, sorrows and even war. So does the theatre.