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  • Name:

    The Ferry

  • Created by:

    Kristín María Baldursdóttir

  • Icelandic title:


  • Director:

    Kristín Eysteinsdóttir

  • Set design:

    Vytautas Narbutas

  • Costume design:

    Stefanía Adolfsdóttir, Árdís Bjarnþórsdóttir

  • Music:

    Hallur Ingólfsson

  • Lighting design:

    Þórður Orri Pétursson

  • Performers: Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir, Hildur Berglind Arndal, Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Halldór Gylfason, Guðjón Davíð Karlsson and Hilmar Guðjónsson.
  • Producer:

    The Reykjavik City Theatre

  • When and where premièred?:

    21.March 2014

  • Webpage: www.borgarleikhus.is
  • Artform:

    Theatre performance

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        • What is it?: Five Icelandic women and three men find themselves abroad. They all urgently need to get to Iceland but as flights are grounded due to a volcanic eruption they are forced to sail home on a rusty old ship´s final voyage. When the people board ship, it becomes clear that all is not as expected. The women are piled into a small cabin while the men congregate in a roomy bar where they play music and amuse themselves. After some debate, the women decide to seize control of the situation. An unexpected sequence of events is on the horizon. Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir has for decades been among Iceland’s most popular writers and her books have been translated into a number of languages. She is the Reykjavík City Theatre’s playwright-in-residence and The Ferry is her first play. Kristín Eysteinsdóttir is one of the Reykjavík City Theatre’s directors and has directed numerous plays to critical acclaim. She is best known for her direction of new Icelandic works, such as Svar við bréfi Helgu (A Reply to Helga’s Letter) and Fólkið í kjallaranum (The People in the Basement).