The play Glanni glæpur í Latabæ, which is shown at the National Theater, has enjoyed great popularity among children of all ages this winter. It has now come to the point that this play, and recently Áfram Latibær, became the most popular Icelandic children's play shown in Iceland. All shows have been played to packed houses. On Sunday 29 October, the 25th guest visited the Sports elf and ...
Patriotism is at the forefront of a new children’s play in the National Theater, Glanni glæpur í Latabæ, and the common citizen in that city has no independent will either. The people of the town blindly obey most, satisfactorily, as they eat vegetables and do gymnastics under the control of the sports elf, but quickly stop all loyalty under the control of Glanni glæpur. Glanni’s cans and his energy powder are condemned in the play, the play is directly based on it, as well as the candy Glanni uses to tame the weakest. At the same time, it is carefully stated that the best of all candy are carrots that you grow yourself.
Then the spectators come in from a break, opening bags of candy, because there’s nothing else in the store.
Wouldn’t it be nice for the theater to put up a sign over the candy store: today is not a candy day, and sell milk drinks and vegetables instead of chocolate, caramels and licorice? Then the message would be more than empty words.