**** “Good story, truthful acting and outstanding technical performance.” BL, DV, 2nd of June 2017.
Our tiny production has received great reviews from all newspapers in Iceland, the radio and a few well respected blogs as well. We are absolutely ecstatic about this success. For the 2017/18 season we are continuing our run as well as touring around the country.
About the show:
Every decision leads to infinite possibilities and one path can rule out another.
María and Ragnar meet up at a mutual friends’ barbecue and they start connecting to each other.
And that’s the end of that, except if the go for a pint afterwards? They might spend a night, or a whole life together.
The play Í samhengi við stjörnurnar (english: Constellations) by Nick Payne had its Icelandic premiere in Tjarnarbíó last May and received praise from both critics and audience members alike. It will be shown again in the autumn as well as touring around the country.
The author Nick Payne draws inspirations from laws of quantom physics and the theory of relativity for his script.
Actors Birgitta Birgisdóttir og Hilmir Jensson
Director and translation by Árni Kristjánsson
Design: Þórunn María Jónsdóttir
Original music Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir
Technical design: Hafliði Emil Barðason
Assistant director: Ólafur Ásgeirsson
Constellations by Nick Payne presented by arrangement with Nordiska ApS - Copenhagen
Main sponsors: Gamma og Reykjavíkurborg
Other supporters: Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið, Sóknaráætlun Vesturlands og Austurlands og Guðjón Ó
Lakehouse Theatre Company has secured the rights for Constellations by Nick Payne and Árni Kristjánsson is now translating it into Icelandic. The show will be premiered in Tjarnarbíó in May 2017 with actors Hilmir Jensson and Birgitta Birgisdóttir and original music by Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir and Sacha Bernardson.
Constellations by Nick Payne was originally shown in 2012 at the Royal Court in London has since then taken the world by storm. Since then it has been shown all over the world and played by great actors such as Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal. The play is unique in its story structure but what really captures audiences from all these different countries is its sincerity and deep humanity. Stay tuned!
In May 2016 Árni Kristjánsson directed The Human Ear by Alexandra Wood as a part of The Director's Cuts Season at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The whole run was sold out and the cast & crew were outstanding. Working on this production sparked the idea for The Lakehouse Theatre Company. The theatre group works internationally and focuses on contemporary texts.
In June Lakehouse Theatre Company participated in an Icelandic opera festival, Operadays in Kópavogur, with a premiere of an original story by Árni Kristjánsson that joined a selection of well known arias and opera numbers into a heartfelt story line about opera's favourite themes love and loss.
Lakehouse Theatre Company is an international company with a base in Bristol and in Reykjavík, Iceland. In our work we play with language and perception of reality. We are deeply inspired by absurd theatre but we don't expect our audience members to be scholars in theatre or literature theory. We aim for sincerity and enjoy being creative and theatrical in our work. We tell personal stories with strong social contexts.
Our first season starts by taking The Human Ear and The Selkie on the road while other exciting future projects are in the pipelines. We look forward to seeing you in the theatre!