Michael Billington, who writes for The Guardian newspaper and is one of the UK’s foremost theater critics, has given Icelandic theater top marks in an article on his Guardian web page. Billington was a guest of the Reykjavík Arts Festival this past weekend and took part in a symposium on Nobel laureate Harold Pinter’s work.
“Iceland has one of the most innovative theatres in Europe. Like the country itself, it still awaits our full, amazed discovery,” Billington writes. He was particularly impressed with the National Theater’s productions of Peer Gynt, which he called “a production of international class that must surely visit London,” and Pinter’s Celebration.