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National Theater of Iceland Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The National Theater of Iceland has turned 60 and will celebrate with an open house on Sunday. Various classic fairy-tale characters, mainly from children’s plays such as Thorbjoern Egner’s When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town, will entertain visitors.

The National Theater. Photo by Eddi Jónsson, published in an article in the last issue of Iceland Review.

“We have put together a 30-minute entertainment program where we bring together key characters from a few classic plays. The three robbers will be there, along with Lilli the climbing mouse, the baker’s apprentice, aunt Sofia and Little Klaus,” Thórir Hrafnsson, marketing and publication director of the National Theater, told Fréttabladid.

The actual anniversary was April 22 and the anniversary play Iceland’s Bell, based on Halldór Laxness’s novel, was premiered around that time. “Now we will begin a new season by hosting a party,” Hrafnsson said. He said the theater will come to life with fun and games.

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