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 ...
Glanni glæpur í Latabæ by Magnús Scheving will be shown for the 50th time at the National Theater (Þjóðleikhúsið) on Sunday, May 16, 2000 at 2 pm. Glanni glæpur is so popular among children that there is a long waiting lists for tickets. The National Theater has therefore decided to hold additional performances and will be able to show the 51st play as well, on Sunday, May 16, 2000 at 5 pm.
One of the main actors, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, received the first recognition from the Egners Fund (Egner sjóð) for his contribution to this children’s show as Glanni glæpur.
Linda Ásgeirsdóttir, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir, Magnús Ólafsson, Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsdóttir, Gunnar Hansson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Magnús Scheving play with him.
* The Egner Fund was originally established to strengthen theater relations between Norway and Iceland, which Thorbjörn Egner founded in his time with the value of his royalties in Iceland. Egner’s collaboration with the National Theater was good and long. He drew sets and made costumes for the original performances of his plays at the National Theater and came to Iceland in the spring of 1961 when the performances were coming to an end at Kardemommubær. When the staging was revived in 1965, he established a fund for artists at the National Theater, which has supported many of them. When Egner grew old, he donated all his future royalties from the staging of his plays to the National Theater and they would go to the Egner Fund. Thorbjørn Egner died on Christmas Day in 1990 and had a rich career behind him. He had long been a well-known man in his home country Norway and popular in many places, e.g. in this country (Iceland).