Iggy Lond Malmborg, Sweden/Estonia

Physics and Phantasma

Even before we enter the theatre, our imagination is at work, anticipating what is to come. We are already doing so reading this text.

We encounter the stage as an empty space – a blank canvas for artists to create and audiences to imagine. This potential is usually celebrated, but not by Iggy Lond Malmborg. For him, this anxiety-making emptiness must be filled with something. He fills the void with fantastical theatre magic, bringing the audience to the unknown and dark corners of the imagination where this performance takes place.

This is the crux of the piece – the power of our imagination and its ability to traverse the barrier between good and evil, to challenge the laws of physics and to protect us from inexplicable inconsistencies of life. At the same time, fantasy is at the very foundation of xenophobia and the power structures inherent in language. Physics and Phantasma is a study in the artist’s relationship with an audience, and the space in between.

Suitable for ages 18+
Contains explicit language.

The performance contains descriptions of sexual abuse. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this performance, the following organisations may be able to help:
Rape Crisis Centre - National 24-Hour Helpline 1800 77 8888 or by email counselling@rcc.ie
One in Four - 01 6624070

Co-production Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Tallinn), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim)
In collaboration with: Inkonst (Malmö), MIMstuudio (Tallinn).

Supported by Swedish Arts Council, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Malmö City, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Valmiermuiza Brewery.

Written and Performed by Iggy Lond Malmborg
Dramaturgical Team:
Erik Berg, Johan Jönson and Maike Lond Malmborg
Lighting Design:
Maike Lond Malmborg
Kalle Tikas
A Text by
Johan Jönson
Graphic Design:
Jaan Evart


Project Arts Centre (Space Upstairs)


11 Oct, 7.30pm
12 Oct, 2pm & 7.30pm




90 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre

11 Oct, post-show. With Iggy Lond Malmborg.

*Please note: due to the popular nature of this show, certain performances may be sold out through Dublin Theatre Festival. If you cannot find tickets for your preferred dates, please try visiting the Project Arts Centre website for more availability.