07 Mar 2012


Vesturport, Malmö City Theatre, Theatre Får302 in Copenhagen and Reykjavik City Theatre from Iceland have united in a substantial and unique pan-Nordic collaboration.
The world premier of BASTARD – a family chronicle will be as a part of the International Reykjavik Arts Festival on June 1st 2012. The first two performances will be in Reykjavik City Theatre.
Subsequently BASTARD will be touring in the largest theatre tent in the North, seating 690 people a night.

The schedule is as follows

June 1st & 2nd 2012 Reykjavik Arts Festival, Reykjavik City Theatre, Reykjavik
June 28th – August 19th 2012 Malmö, Møllepladsen, Malmö C
September 7th- 23th 2012 Copenhagen, Fælledparken, Copenhagen Ø
February 22nd – 23rd 2013 Washington, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


BASTARD is a story dealing with a dysfunctional family. A tale of a father, his four sons and their partners.
The sons are not close to their father even so, after many years of separation, they receive an invitation to his upcoming wedding. The father has an eerie effect on his surroundings and the reunion becomes increasingly disturbing. The famous Danish actor Waage Sandø plays the leading role with an inspired malice and intensity.

The production is directed by Gisli Örn Gardarsson. Börkur Jónsson is the set designer. BASTARD – a family chronicle is written by American screenwriter Richard La Gravanese in collaboration with Gardarsson. This is Richard La Gravanese’s full length theatre debut! La Gravanese is recognized for moviescripts such as; Bridges of Madison County, The Horse Whisperer, Oscar-nominated The Fisher King and recently; Water for Elephants. The production is inspired by Dostoyevsky’s the Brothers Karamazov. The music is composed by the internationally acclaimed Danish-Swedish music-duo Cæcilie Norby and Lars Danielsson, who will perform live on stage. The couple is composing music for the stage as an integrated part of the narrative for the first time. This collaboration uniquely brings together Nordic theatre with the utmost talents within Danish jazz.

World premier

CAST: Waage Sandø (DK), Pauli Ryberg (DK), Charlotte E. Munksgaard (DK), Birgitte Prins (DK), Nina Dögg Filippusdottir (IS), Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson (IS) Ellen Fosti (SE), Frederik Gunnarson (SE) Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (IS) Víkingur Kristjánsson (IS) Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir (IS), Jóhannes Níels Sigurðsson (IS).
DIRECTOR: Gísli Örn Garðarsson (IS)
SCRIPT: Richard LaGravenese (US) & Gísli Örn Garðarsson (IS)
SET DESIGN: Börkur Jónsson (IS)
MUSIC BY & WITH: Cæcilie Norby and Lars Danielsson (DK/SE)


June 1st & 2nd REYKJAVIK CITY THEATRE, Reykjavik Arts Festival
July 28th – August 19th MÖLLEPLATSEN, Malmö C.
September 6th – 23rd in FÆLLEDPARKEN, Østerallé, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.
Mon. – Sat. 8pm.
Ticket sales start on March 6th in Sweden and Copenhagen. On April 12th in Iceland.
Price: 175 – 360 DKK

Tickets in Denmark: teaterbilletter.dk or billetten.dk
Tickets in Sweden: malmostadsteater.se
Tickets in Iceland: artfest.is
For further information: bastard.is

Press Contact Teater FÅR302,
Head of Communications: Karina Lykkesborg +45 2893 0616, karina@faar302.dk
Press Contact Malmö City Theatre,
Head of Communications: Patrick Lion +46 0702-39 9634