• ROBBIE ROTTEN IN LAZYTOWN (Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ)

    ROBBIE ROTTEN IN LAZYTOWN (Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ)
    The National Theatre in Iceland (1999)

    A play by Magnús Scheving
    Glanni Glæpur í Latabæ

    The characters of Lazytown are household names with Icelandic children, who have got to know them through children books, videotapes and visits to schools and kindergartens by the protagonist, the Sports-Fairy or Sportacus, played by the author himself. "Lazytown" has in fact become an educational concept, emphasizing the importance of physical activity and nutritious food.
    In this play, Sportacus has managed to change the villagers´ negative attitude towards sports, healthy food and all diligence. But when he leaves and the villagers have to manage on their own, they turn out to be very unstable and easily influenced by the criminal Robbie Rotten, who turns up disguised as a very rich man. In fact, he has stolen the presidents car and intends to corrupt the villagers so that he can sell them un wholesome powder-food and become mayor of the town.

    Director: Sigurður Sigurjónsson
    Adaption: Magnús Scheving and Sigurður Sigurjónsson
    Music: Máni Svavarsson
    Lyrics: Karl Ágúst Úlfsson
    Puppetry: Guðmundur Þór Kárason
    Choregraphy: Ástrós Gunnarsdóttir
    Design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson
    Costumes: Magnús Scheving and Margrét Sigurðardóttir
    Lighting: Guðbrandur Ægir Ásbjörnsson
    Pricipal actors: Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Magnús Scheving, Magnús Ólafsson, Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir, Örn Árnason, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Linda Ásgeirsdóttir, Baldur Trausti Hreinsson, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir, Kjartan Guðjónsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.
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