An award-winning children’s performance piece “WHITE” has been adapted into an Icelandic production entitled “HVÍTT,” which premiered in January and has had major success with Icelandic audiences.
The original piece, WHITE, was written by Andy Manley and first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, performed by the Catherine Wheels Theatre Company, a top children’s theater group. The show is directed at children aged 1 to 5 and utilizes colors and playful performance to engage and inspire both kids and adults. While the show is entertaining, it also contains a message about the importance of diversity.
The Icelandic production HVÍTT is directed by Gunnar Helgasson and performed by Virginia Gillard and María Pálsdóttir. It is being performed at the Hafnarborg Centre of Culture and Fine Art in the municipality of Hafnarfjörður, just outside of Reykjavík. This is the first time the show is performed by two women and also the first time it has been presented in collaboration with an art gallery.
Tickets for HVÍTT have sold out until February 21. Two shows take place each Sunday, at 1 and 3 pm and each performance lasts forty minutes. Organizers have billed HVÍTT as wonderful first-time experience for young theater-goers, as well as a great experience for the whole family.