|Gísli Súrsson is a monodrama based on one
of the most famous Icelandic Sagas. The story tells the tale of Gísli and his family who come to Iceland after
turbulent times in Norway. The family fares well in Iceland and enjoys peace and prosperity. But only for a while.
Through series of incidents Gísli is found guilty of murder and outlawed. He manages to escape and stay in
hiding for seven years before he meets his archetypal Saga-hero end.
The play was premired in february 2005 and has been performed over 150 times all around Iceland and abroad with great
success. The English version of Gísli Súrsson was premeried in june the same year. Gisli Sursson won
a prize at Intregra Theatre Festival in Hannover in 2006 and at Albamono festival in Korce in Albania in 2007.
Performance available in:
Performing time: 55. minuets
Stage: 4X4 meters
A play for all ages
Actor: Elfar Logi Hannesson
Director: Jón St. Kristjánsson
Design: Jón St. Kristjánsson
Costumes: Alda Veiga
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Comment from critic and audience
True theatreadventure – Morgunbladid, Hrund Olafs Theatrecritic
It was a brilliant & funny one man show – Nela from Bavaria
I really enjoyed the Gisli Sursson saga, thanks for the great entertainment –Julie from Germany
The Comedytheatre Iceland. Tungata 17. 400 Isafjordur. Iceland