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Icelandic Hit Comedy Show in English

Cellophane, an Icelandic hit comedy show about the modern “Viking” woman, will be shown in English in the Idnó theater in central Reykjavík every Thursday and Sunday this summer. The monologue was written by Björk Jakobsdóttir and is performed by Thórunn Lárusdóttir.

Cellophane premiered in Iceland in 2002. The initial goal was to have a run of ten to 15 performances but the monologue was so well received that it ended up being performed 220 times at the original venue. Half a year later the play was moved to a larger venue and eventually toured the country.

In 2003 the first contract was made with a foreign production company and Cellophane has now been staged in 12 countries across Europe in several languages. In August, Cellophane will be part of the Edinburgh Festival.

This is the first staging of the play in English. Lárusdóttir, who is a household name in Icelandic theater and a graduate from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, is directed by Jakobsdóttir, the play’s author and original actress.

Throughout July, there is a special offer on tickets (ISK 2,900; USD 23; EUR 18). Call +354 666-1234 or visit to book tickets to the show.

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