MEISTARINN OG MARGARÍTA / THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
The Master and Margarita is recognized as one of the essential classics of modern Russian literature. The novel's vision of Soviet life in the 1930s is so ferociously accurate that it could not be published during its author's lifetime and appeared only in a censored edition in the 1960s.
One hot spring, the devil arrives in Moscow, accompanied by a retinue that includes a vampire and an immense talking black cat with a fondness for chess and vodka. The visitors quickly wreak havoc in a city that refuses to believe in either God or Satan. But they also bring peace to two unhappy Muscovites: one is the Master, a writer pilloried for daring to write a novel about Christ and Pontius Pilate; the other is Margarita, who loves the Master so deeply that she is willing literally to go to hell for him.
The National Theatre of Iceland production 2019
Adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's novel by Niklas Rådström.
Director: Hilmar Jónsson
Stage Design: Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir
Lighting: Halldór Örn Óskarsson
Choreography: Chantelle Carey
Music: Valgeir Sigurðsson
Sound design: Valgeir Sigurðsson, Aron Þór Arnarsson og Kristinn Gauti EinarssonValgeir Sigurðsson
Cast: Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Birgitta Birgisdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Ebba Katrín Finnsdóttir, Oddur Júlíusson, María Thelma Smáradóttir, Bjarni Snæbjörnsson, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Pálmi Gestsson, Hákon Jóhannesson, Þórey Birgisdóttir, Gunnar Smári Jóhannesson, Hildur Vala Baldursdóttir, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Edda Björgvonsdóttir.
Photos by Hörður Sveinsson