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Play on “Farting Hillock” in Reykjavík Culture Center

The children’s play Prumpuhóllinn (“The Farting Hillock”) by Thorvaldur Thorstteinsson will be staged by the theater group Möguleikhúsid in the Gerduberg culture center in Reykjavík’s Breidholt district today, February 19, at 2 pm.


The play tells the story of Hulda, a girl who has recently moved from the city to the countryside. When she plays hide and seek with her brother Halli she gets lost and can’t find her way back home, a press release describes.

She does not like this strange environment where the nature stinks, the grass stings and bugs are everywhere.

By a weird hillock which emits mysterious sounds she meets Steini. He is a cheerful troll boy who wears unconventional clothes and tells Hulda that the hillock is in fact his father.

He turned into stone after a ray of sunshine hit him just after having eaten loads of sheep sorrel porridge. But the porridge didn’t turn to stone. It is still boiling so that the hillock rumbles and the smell is awful…

Prumpuhóllinn is directed by Pétur Eggertz, who also portrays the male characters while Hulda is played by Anna Brynja Baldursdóttir. The set and costumes were designed by Messíana Tómasdóttir and Gudni Franzson wrote the music.

The play, which is 45-minutes long, is suitable for children ages two to ten. Tickets cost ISK 1,500 (USD 13, EUR 9). To book tickets, call (+3564) 897-1813 or email [email protected].

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