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  • By Ólafur Haukur Símonarson
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  • Director: Magnús Geir Þórðarson
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  • Set Design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson
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  • Costumes: Filippía I. Elísdóttir
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  • Music: Nýdönsk
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  • Music Director: Jón Ólafsson
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  • Lighting: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson
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  • Video: Henrik Linnet
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  • Leikgervi: Elín Sigríður Gísladóttir
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  • Sound Design: Thorbjörn Knudsen
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  • Cast:Guðjón Davíð Karlsson, Birgitta Birgisdóttir, Hallgrímur Ólafsson, Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Dóra Jóhannsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Bergur Þór Ingólfsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Valgerður Guðnadóttir, Pétur Einarsson, Hanna María Karlsdóttir, Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir, Walter Geir Grímsson, Þorsteinn Gunnarsson . Guðrún Bjarnadóttir, Örn Árnason, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson, Ellert A. Ingimundarson, Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir, Viktor Már Bjarnason
  • Premiered on the 12th of March 2010 on the Main Stage of The Reykjavík City Theatre 
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  • www.borgarleikhus.is/english
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  • “What a Mess” is perhaps the best known of Icelandic musicals.  Written by Iceland's favorite playwright, Ólafur Haukur Símonarson, and directed by the Artistic Director of the Reykjavik City Theatre, Magnús Geir Þórðarson, this collaboration follows the sold-out success of Mr. Simonarson's colorful comedy “The Neighbors in the House.”
  • A musical about one Orm Olafsson, a sixteen-year-old boy who has great aspirations in life, but who causes untold trouble on the way to realising those aspirations. This work is based on two novels by the same author, which have proved to be popular among both teenage and adult audiences. Orm is the child of a broken marriage, who causes his siblings and his mother constant anxiety. It is episodic in structure, built up on a number of short scenes which are punctuated with songs performed by the popular Icelandic rock band Nýdönsk. In most respects, Orm´s existence is very much like that of any other young man, growing up in the western world. He is a rebel at school, who spends more time enjoying himself with his friends and falling for girls than he does studying. The characterisation of Orm is clear and inventive, comprising a delightful mixture of both his comic and childish qualities. The novels on which this musical is based have been translated and published abroad.