The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet has been staged on the big stage in many City Theatres around the world. Twice in YPT in Toronto, Akvavit Theater in Chicago, in Aalborg Denmark, Lahti in Finland, Waasa in Finland, Luzerne in Switzerland and Gdansk in Poland.

The Story of the Blue Planet was published in Iceland in 1999. It received the Icelandic Literary Prize. The play was premiered on the main Stage of the National Theater in Iceland in the year 2001 and again in 2016, in a new version as a musical by Bergur Þór Ingólfsson and Kristjana Stefánsdóttir. 


The Blue Planet premiered in YPT theatre in Toronto Canada 2005 directed by Allen Macinnis. The Toronto Production was nominated for 5 Dora Mavor Moore Awards – one of them as Outstanding Production of the Year. It was produced again 2013 and an other production set for 2020 is waiting for the world to heal from the virus. Smaller productions include the Maxim Gorky Theater in Berlin, the Greek National Theater and a suitcase production in Hungary. The Play is represented by Nordiska Aps in Denmark. 

The book and the play are used a lot is schools, as the theme is very much related to planetary stewardship. Staged school productions have been created all around the world, many in Iceland, Denmark, Norway, the Baltic Countries in Islamabad in Pakistan and in Iran. And many that I am not aware of. 

The flight of the butterflies - Blue Planet Vaasa City Theater

Blue Planet in Vaasa City Theater Finland

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