UK Premiere

Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts (Reykjavík/Trondheim)

Teenage Songbook of Love and Sex

Saturday 15 October 2022, 5.00pm6.00pm

20 Sheepcote Street
Birmingham, B16 8AE
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Supported by Performing Arts Centre Iceland. UK Premiere.
Included in our tiered discount offer.

55 mins £13/11

- Loud noises / music
- Moments of complete blackout
- possible use of haze/smoke
- contains reference to r*pe and/or sexual assault
- contains strong language and adult themes

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A group of teenagers standing together facing the camera with hands raised.

Image by Owen Fiene

A group of teenagers sat on the floor one in front of the other close together in a line formation.

Image by Laimonas Puysis

A group of teenagers sat on the floor spread out slightly

Image by Laimonas Puysis

a teenage girl plays the guitar, she has blue hair and is wearing a pink top and black trousers.

Image by Laimonas Puysis

Pop music and true stories about youth, sex and gender. 

Working with teenagers from Reykjavik, Iceland, the Teenage Choir of Love and Sex sing songs they have written themselves based on their own romantic and sexual experiences. They sing for themselves and each other. They sing for love, curiosity and heartbreak. They sing for every virgin, every slut and every thirsty bitch – so they never need to feel alone again.

Teenagers and music are made for each other. The songs we listen to in our youth, and the stories they tell, determine how we come to understand ourselves and the world around us, separating right from wrong. But what if all heteronormative pop songs were about something different? Based on stories told by youths, A Teenage Songbook of Love and Sex seeks new ways to talk and think about love, gender, and sex.

Concept and Creation: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts

Musically directed and composed with: Teitur Magnússon 

Co-authors and performers: Lísbet Sveinsdóttir, Marta Ákadóttir, Salóme Júlíusdóttir, Ísafold Kristín, Katla Sigurðardóttir Snædal, Kolfinna Ingólfsdóttir, Óliver Ali, Uloma Osuala, Una Barkadóttir, Karen Nordquist Ragnarsdóttir, Egill Andrason, Haukur Guðnason, Hanna Gréta Jónsdóttir, Sverrir Gauti Svavarsson og Karólína Einarsdóttir.

Choir-conductors: Sigríður Soffía Hafliðadóttir and Aron Steinn Ásbjarnarson

Premiered: Meteor Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway and Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnarbío, Reykjavík, Iceland.

Co-produced by: BIT Teatergarasjen, Teenagers in Reykjavík, Reykjavík Dance Festival, the Nordic Residency Platform, NORDBUK and apap – Performing Europe 2020 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union



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Fierce Says

We first saw the work of Ásrún Magnúsdóttir way back in 2018 and we’ve been trying to work with her ever since. She creates brilliant participatory projects with different groups of people. Teenage Songbook, made with Alexander Roberts, is a joyous life affirming experience. Exuding agency, it's a privilege to have these teenagers perform for us.