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THE PLAY

Illska (Evil) premiered on  february 18. 2016 in the Reykjavík City Theatre.

 

The show got six nominations for the Icelandic theatre awards, Gríman.

Best show, Best play, Best director, Actor in a leading role,

Actor in a supporting role and Best choreography.


Solveig Guðmundsdottir then received the prestigious 

DV-cultural-Award for her role as Agnes.

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Agnes is in love with Ómar, who is also in love with Agnes, who in turn

is also in love with Arnór, who happens to be a Neo-Nazi. 

 

Illska is a contemporary Icelandic love story. A sharp critique on ideological trends and popular politics, asking difficult questions with even more difficult answers. 

 

Can we stand idly by while the world drastically changes? Are we forced to be our brother's keepers? Are we letting our guard down? What becomes of a nation of mere 330.000 inhabitants if it opens its borders and embraces the multi-cultural society of 21st century Europe?

Can Icelandic culture, heritage and history survive such a surge? 

 

Illska is based on a novel by the same name by Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl (1978), one of Iceland's most progressive young novelists.

The novel received the Icelandic literary prize in 2012, along with the Publisher's Association prize the same year.

It was also nominated for the Nordic literary prize in 2013.

The novel has been translated to German, English, Swedish, French, Danish and Greek. 

Agnes: Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir

Ómar: Hannes Óli Ágústsson 

Arnór: Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Director: Vignir Rafn Valþórsson

Assistant director: Pétur Ármannsson

Set designer: Brynja Björnsdóttir

Costumes: Jör - Guðmundur Jörundsson

Lights: Jóhann Friðrik Ágústsson

Vídeo: Frosti Jón Runólfsson

Choreography: Brogan Davison

Sound: Garðar Borgþórsson

The script is now available in English! 





 

 
 

"THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAY IN RECENT YEARS"

-DV

"SO 

FUNNY!"

- KVENNABLAÐIÐ

"VERY EMOTIONAL"

-KASTLJÓS

SIX NOMINATIONS

"EXTREMELY

EFFECTIVE"

-KASTLJÓS

GRÍMAN

The Icelandic Theatre Awards

SHOW OF THE YEAR

BEST PLAY

BEST DIRECTOR

LEADING ROLE

SUPPORTING ROLE

CHOREOGRAPHER

-DV

"FANTASTIC!"

-HUGRÁS

 
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