Five seafarers find themselves stranded on the shores of Øland, an island located somewhere between reality and fiction. As they attempt to recreate the world from memory they stumble between past and present, unfolding visions of a future in a shimmering post-decadent landscape. 

In Øland, Marble Crowd continues to attempt grand tasks through a collective practice of transformative play, creating an ecology of make-belief. Drawing from a haunting narrative - a motley crew of shipwrecked protagonists -  the island serves as a stage for reflection and longing; a shifting assemblage of people, materialities and circumstances, real and imagined.


"Paradise is an island. So is hell." 


"The avant-garde is a precurser to what is to come in art and Marble Crowd affirm that times will be good."

SJ Fréttablaðið

"Postmodern plastic Baroque." 

BS Víðsjá

"A highly political show, in my opinion."

SAJ Lestarklefinn


Concept | Creation | Performance: Marble Crowd (Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Saga Sigurdardottir, Védís Kjartansdóttir)

Visuals: Guðmundur Úlfarsson

Scenography & Costumes: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir

Music & Performance: Gunnar Karel Másson

Light Design: Halldór Örn Óskarsson

Dramaturgy: Igor Dobricic

Costume Assistance: Tanja Huld Levý 

Marketing: Kara Hergils

Photographs: Owen Fiene

Production Assistance: Birnir Jón Sigurðsson

Production: Marble Crowd

Co-production: Iceland National Theater.


Funded by: Iceland Ministry of Culture and Education, City of Reykjavík and Embassy of Iceland in Oslo.


Residencies: Kunstencentrum Vooruit Ghent, BIRCA Bornholm, Archinos Cairo.

** For a complete video of the performance please contact themarblecrowd@gmail.com **




National Theatre - Reykjavík, Iceland

15th of January (Premiere)

20th of January

20th of March

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