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Icelandic Faust Heads for London

By Iceland Review

Icelandic theater company Vesturport’s production of Goethe’s Faust, directed by Gísli Örn Gardarsson with music by Nick Cave, has been chosen to be staged in the renowned Young Vic Theater in London in the coming autumn.

The play will premiere on October 1 and run for six weeks, seven times per week. Faust will be part of Young Vic’s 40th anniversary program, as stated on the website of Reykjavík City Theater.

The manager of Young Vic, playwright and theater director David Lan, attended the premiere of Faust at Reykjavík City Theater in January, after which he invited the play’s cast and crew to participate in his theater’s anniversary program.

Lan’s offer is considered great recognition for Icelandic theater and the play’s representatives.

Vesturport’s staging of Faust is technically complicated so it won’t be easy to transfer it between theaters.

Therefore, performances in Iceland must end sooner than planned, although the play has been extremely popular among Icelandic theater goers.

Faust is the fifth play on which Vesturport and Reykjavík City Theater have cooperated. Earlier plays include Romeo and Juliet and Woyzeck, which also traveled the world and received much praise.

Click here to read more about Vesturport.

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