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Gunnar Helgason directs a short LazyTown play that will be staged just before the LazyTown race (Latabæjarhlaup) what will be held on cultural night.
“I really don’t know how to explain this,” said Gunnar when Fréttablaðið caught up with him at the LazyTown Studio in Garðabær. Then he was looking at a scene to be used for the play. “This is actually a LazyTown episode that will not be shown on television, but played in front of the audience,” explains Gunnar, who did not want to reveal much about the plot and hoped that the villain Robbie Rotten would not show up. “However, I have a reasoned suspicion that he will show himself and then all hell will be break loose.” Gunnar’s sources claim that the clever rotten guy is now working hard in the underworld to build a machine that has the advantage of being able to shrink people.
The stage play will be set up in front of the University of Iceland, where the race takes place, and you can count on a large number of spectators, both large and small. “This will undoubtedly be one of the biggest audiences that LazyTown has ever been shown in front of,” says Gunnar.
LazyTown’s hero Sportacus attended last year and made sure everyone was well warmed up for the race. According to Gunnar, it was decided to make it a little bigger this year and write a whole play. “The theme of the play is then very familiar to what happens in a TV episode” adds the director, where the play will be the same length as an episode, about 23 and a half minutes. “Although, of course, this can be stretched,” says Gunnar and emphasizes that this is a real theatrical performance with bombs and everything related.