The Elusive Portal

An exciting new play for children and other adventurous people

Opened September 8th, 2013

at the National Theatre of Iceland

Coming to Akureyri in 2014


by Salka Gudmundsdottir

Director: Harpa Arnardóttir

Cast: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson and Maríanna Clara Lúthersdóttir

Scenography: Brynja Björnsdóttir

Music & sound: Ólafur Björn Ólafsson

Costumes: Þórunn Elísabet Sveinsdóttir

Lighting: Egill Ingibergsson

Production assistant: Sigríður Eir Zophaníasardóttir

Eyja is a creative yet lonely girl who has just moved to a gloomy old house in the middle of nowhere. One night, a mysterious portal to a magical world opens up in her bedroom, and Eyja’s grandfather is taken by a cruel elf. In Hidden Valley, Eyja meets all sorts of strange creatures and has to find the courage to rescue her grandfather before the portal closes again. The Elusive Portal is an exciting, visually stunning production for children (age 6+).

***** JVJ, Fréttabladid: “A fantastic new Icelandic children’s play that deserves the longest life.”

**** SBH, Morgunbladid: “There is ample reason to congratulate the production’s creators on the result, which is both extremely exciting, very entertaining and touching. Nobody should miss this high quality piece of children’s theatre.”

ÞES, RÚV: “This is a well-crafted, profound and extremely entertaining production for children, and for the rest of us nerds as well … We need more theatre productions like this for children.”