ROBBIE ROTTEN IN LAZYTOWN (Glanni GlŠpur Ý LatabŠ)
The National Theatre in Iceland (1999)
A play by Magn˙s Scheving
Glanni GlŠpur Ý LatabŠ
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: Sigurur Sigurjˇnsson
Adaption: Magn˙s Scheving and Sigurur Sigurjˇnsson
Music: Mßni Svavarsson
Lyrics: Karl ┴g˙st ┌lfsson
Puppetry: Gumundur Ůˇr Kßrason
Choregraphy: ┴strˇs Gunnarsdˇttir
Design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson
Costumes: Magn˙s Scheving and MargrÚt Sigurardˇttir
Lighting: Gubrandur Ăgir ┴sbj÷rnsson
Pricipal actors: Stefßn Karl Stefßnsson, Magn˙s Scheving, Magn˙s Ëlafsson, Lilja Gur˙n Ůorvaldsdˇttir, Írn ┴rnason, Steinn ┴rmann Magn˙sson, Linda ┴sgeirsdˇttir, Baldur Trausti Hreinsson, R˙nar Freyr GÝslason, VigdÝs Gunnarsdˇttir, Kjartan Gujˇnsson, Ëlafur Darri Ëlafsson.