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 ...
The 60th performance of the popular children’s play Glanni glæpur í Latabæ is today, which took place in front of a packed house at the National Theater since last theater year. The author of the play is Magnús Scheving, and he also directed the play together with Sigurður Sigurjónsson, who also directs the play. Most of the children in the country now know the adventurous inhabitants of Latibær, Solla stirða, the mayor, Siggi sæti, Halla hrekkjusvín and all the others, not to mention the Sports elf himself.
They live happily and cheerfully in their town, grow their vegetables, live a healthy life and are good friends. But the day that Glanni glæpur appears in Latibær, there are huge problems in sight and then it gets even more lively in the play.
Actors in Glanni glæpur í Latabæ are Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Linda Asgeirsdóttir, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason, Vigdís Gunnarsdóttir, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Magnús Ólafsson, Lilja Guðrún Þorvaldsddttir, Baldur Trausti Hreinsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Randver Þorláksson, Kjartan Guðjónsson and Magnús Scheving.
Set design by Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson, design by Guðbrandur Ægir Asbjörnsson, music by Máni Svavarsson, lyrics by Karl Agúst Úlfsson, choreographer by Astrós Gunnarsdóttir. Puppet making and puppet management is in the hands of Guðmundur Þór Kárason. The director is Sigurður Sigurjónsson.
Show performances have recently resumed for Glanni glæpur and the number of performances per capita is limited. The play is suitable for children of all ages.