The comedy show Defending the Caveman has returned to the streets of Reykjavík. The one-man show tackles gender stereotypes in an attempt to resolve the eternal “war between the sexes,” only this time around with a fresh Icelandic take. The humorous show lasts stars actor Jóel Sæmundsson who lets you step into the mindset of the modern-day caveman. It’s a fun night out for both couples and friends alike, and you’ll be sure to share knowing looks!
Defending the Caveman has been a major success in both Iceland and all around the world. Theater Mogul has brought the acclaimed play back to Icelandic shores. The play is often considered one of the most successful solo shows of all time and has been running in Las Vegas non-stop since 2007 – as well as having become the longest running solo show in the history of Broadway in 1996. Over 105,000 Icelanders (over 30% of the nation!) saw the show the last time it ran in Iceland.
In town and down?
This time around, it’s in English. If you’re looking for ways to spend a night in downtown Reykjavík (or if your northern lights tour was cancelled – yes, it can happen. So, be prepared!), Defending the Caveman might just be what you’re looking for. What you’re going to get is good laughs and really fantastic beer. The show is situated in Ægisgarður brewery in the hip Grandi Area, which specialise in Víking beers. Everything from berry sour ales to hoppy Christmas ales are on offer, so head on early to Ægisgarður to warm heart and soul with a carefully crafted local brew before the show. The Grandi area has been transformed from an industrial area to a hip area full of great grub and bold beers. We might suggest heading to Grandi Mathöll or Flatey Pizza, as well as catching a chocolate tour at Omnom chocolate factory before heading to the brewery. Enjoy!