The Comedy theatre Iceland

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The Comedy theatre is the first and only professional theater in the Westfjords, founded in 1997. The Comedy theatre is based in the fishing village Thingeyri in the fjords of the animals. The theater has hosted about 50 plays that most commonly share the history of the Westfjords in one way or another. The Comedy theater has focused on solos that have attracted much attention both here and abroad. The first solo play was Act without words, 2001, by Samuel Beckett, after that all the solo plays have come from our theater. Among them are Muggur, 2002, Steinn Steinarr, 2003, Gísli Súrsson, 2005, Pétur and Einar, 2008, Jón Sigurðsson boy from the west, 2011, Mountain Eyvindur 2013, Grettir, 2015, and Gísli from Uppsölum, 2017, Dimmalimm, 2019.

Our most popular plays are Gisli Sursson and Grettir wich are both based on popular Icelandic sagas with the same name. Both of them are available in English. Those Icelandic saga plays have been performed in many countries among them are Albania, Canada, Germany, Luxemburg, Norway and Spain. Gisli Sursson has been awarded two times at international theatre festivals.

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