"innovative and evocative (...) compelling and delightful" BROADWAY BABY

breaking news

"phenomenal puppetry (...) a true visual treat. THREE WEEKS

.."an absolute delight for both ears and eyes,,

..."it was, in one word, fascinating,, FRÉTTABLAÐIÐ, 

"utterly charming (...) astonishing in its beauty and detail" FEST

Watch it, hear it, read it, stream it. Do it all at once. We’re all plugged in and wired up to the news and its ticker-tape is ticking all day and all night. But is all this news good for us?


Breaking News is an hour long multimedia devised performance filled with puppets, pop-up sets, live soundscapes and evocative video landscapes. The piece is a journey into our intimate surreality that asks us: when does information become too much information?

Breaking News by VaVaVoom Theatre Company was premiered at The National Theatre of Iceland in October 2012 and re-opened at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2013.


Music by acclaimed Icelandic artist, Soley.

Created by  Sara Martí and

Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir
Director: Sara Martí 
Produced by VaVaVoom Theatre
Set design by Eva Signy Berger
Lights and video: Ingi Bekk and Arnar Ingvarsson

Video and animation:

Pierre-Alain Giroud

Puppeteers: Sigríður Sunna Reynisdóttir and Irena Stratieva

Soundscape and Music by Soley

Choreograpy: Alice Jordan
Dramaturgy: Raul Fuertes