Worlds of Puppets

Location: The National Theater of Iceland

Gryla’s Pancake

Gryla’s pancake is a fun Christmas story based on a European tale.


Gryla is the troll-mother of the Jule-lads, the ancestors of the Santa-Clauses (plural, because we have thirteen of them in Iceland). She is getting ready to treat herself with some juicy bite when our heroine, the Pancake, manages to escape her frying pan with its intention of rolling all the way to the stable where little Jesus and his parents dwell cold and hungry. But on her way, she meets many that want to have their bite of the “pan”cake…..