For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic, ruv.is reports.
There will be new plays by Brynhildur Guðjónsdóttir, called Fíll, and Sigurður Pálsson, Segulsvið, and two new plays for children, Ævintýri í Latabæ by Magnús Scheving, Ólafur S.K. Þorvaldz og Máni Svavarsson, as well Kuggur by Sigrún Eldjárn.
Additionally, the National Theater will stage a new musical, called Loki, by Hugleikur Dagsson and Sigurjón Kjartansson, as well as a dance show by Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Svartar Fjaðrir, based on poems by Davíð Stefánsson.
Swiss director Stefan Metz takes on Jóhann Sigurjónsson’s Fjalla-Eyvindur. There are also three plays based on well-known literary works, Sjálfstætt fólk (Independent People) by Halldór Laxness, Karítas by Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir and Konan við þúsund gráður (The Woman at 1000°) by Hallgrímur Helgason.
In recent years there has been a call for staging more Icelandic plays in local theaters.