Skrekkur, a talent show for secondary school students in Reykjavík, was held for the 20th time this week. Laugarlaekjarskóli won by staging the play Ástarkvedja, which tells the story of a wedding where everything goes wrong.
Eight schools competed in the Skrekkur final in Reykjavík City Theater and their performances were broadcast live on television channel Skjár 1.
Mayor of Reykjavík Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir presented the winners with the Skrekkur trophy at a ceremony on Tuesday. Hagaskóli placed second and Seljaskóli third, as stated on the website of Reykjavík City’s Sports and Recreation Division (ÍTR).
“The atmosphere was great, as always,” Ásdís Ásbjörnsdóttir at ÍTR told Morgunbladid. “There the spark for the artists of the future is often lighted. There was no crisis talk going on, just healthy and positive vibes.”
A total of 28 schools participated in the preliminary round for the talent show where almost 1,000 students aged 13 to 15 participated in one way or the other, as actors, musicians, or by organizing lighting and sound effects.
The jury had members from the National Theater, Reykjavík City Theater, the Association of Icelandic Musicians, the Iceland Dance Company and ÍTR.
Click here to see pictures from the talent show.