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Naked North Iceland Farmers Go for the Full Monty

By Iceland Review

Farmers from Hörgárdalur in north Iceland are preparing to stage a localized version of The Full Monty in the local hobby theater, Leikfélag Hörgdaela, which will premiere on March 3. The farmers promise to live up to the play’s title.


The farmers turned strippers. Photo by Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson. Courtesy of Leikfélag Hörgdaela.

“It is about farming not having delivered. All the milk goes to MS [a cooperative organization of Icelandic dairies headquartered in south Iceland] and tourism isn’t working so their only solution is to strip. And they practice stripping at the local church at Mödruvellir,” the play’s director, Jón Gunnar Thórdarson, said in description of the play’s storyline to

He said it feels a little weird to stage a play by the Hörgá river. “This is where the tale of the Deacon of Myrká [Iceland’s best-known ghost story] played out and it is pretty interesting driving past it every day on the 20-minute drive from Akureyri, after which you meet a lot of farmers who take their clothes off.”

Thórdarson said staging the play was the farmers’ idea. “They came to me and asked if they could strip.” They are very good, he promised, and go all the way. “It is a really entertaining show and not at all offensive.”

In conjunction with the play, the farmers will also issue a calendar which will be sold at petrol stations in north Iceland. “I’d say it’s perfect for work places, especially female work places,” Thórdarson said.

To book tickets or order the calendar, call (+354) 865-8114 or email [email protected].

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