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Á eigin fótum / Own Two FEET


Nominated for Best Children's show and Dance and choreography of the year at the National Stage Awards in Iceland 2017.

„Makes both eyes and the heart happy“

- Morgunblaðið

„Almost like magic“


Own two feet is a Bunraku puppet theatre performance for the youngest audience, interpreted without words, featuring puppetry and originally composed live music. A young girl is sent alone to live at an isolated farm. In the unfamiliar environment she faces dangers and is challenged to stand on her own two feet.

Script: Agnes Wild and the cast

Director: Agnes Wild
Actors: Olivia Hirst, Nick Candy, Rianna Dearden and Þorleifur Einarsson

Original music and live performance: Sigrún Harðardóttir og Margrét Arnardóttir
Set, puppet making and costumes : Eva Björg Harðardóttir
Lighting design: Kjartan Darri Kristjánsson

Producer: Bergdís Júlía Jóhannsdóttir

Length: 40 minutes plus a 15 minute post-show meet and greet.

Age: Children from age 2 and their families. 

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"Own Two Feet is a well made and enjoyable show that will hopefully last a long life. Truly, all the little people of this country deserve to see such an elaborate show and experience the magic and wonders of the theater.“

-Kvennablaðið, Newspaper

"There are many things that stand out in this show, how the puppet comes to life, how the imagination is activated, the warm and cheerful atmosphere, but perhaps most of all the respect that the theatre company shows the young audience."

-Víðsjá, National Radio of Iceland

Past Performances:

ASSITEJ World Congress, Japan and online, 2021.

Pleciuga online, Szczecin, Poland, October 2020.

Naks Festival, Tallin, Estonia, October 2019.

Pleciuga, Szczecin, Poland, May 2019.

Katuaq, Greenland culture center in Nuuk, May 2017.

Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík, April and May 2017,

September and October 2017.

Basic tech requirements:

- End on or thrust configuaration

- Minimum of 4 metres by 4 metres with a height of 3 metres

- Set consists of two scenery flats (1.5m high), one wooden chest (60x90x70cm), one table (1m x 0.5m), one accordian, one violin and a small selection of props.

- Audience: 70 to 180 depending on stage

- All sound and music is presented live on stage by musician

- Total people travelling: 7 or 8

- Get in: 4 to 8 hours depending on lights

- Get out: 2 hours

Download tour pack here.
Full tech rider available upon request, midnaettileikhus (at)

Grants and collaborators:

Kulturkontakt Nord, Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið, Tjarnarbíó, Barnamenningarhátíð, Reykjavíkurborg, og Sjálfstæðu leikhúsin.

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