In 2012, Magnus appeared in The World Over by Keith Bunin as the lead, Adam, at The Edinburgh Fringe (TheSpace Venue 36).
Adam, a castaway, believes that he is the lost prince of the country of Gildoray… but no one even believes that Gildoray exists. Still Adam journeys the world over, battling pirates and monsters, rescuing princesses, and doing daring deeds of heroism, ever searching for his lost kingdom. Directed by Andrew Illsley.
Apart from being my first theatrical lead role, The World Over also gave me great challenges in character study, as the play follows Adam from late adolescence into his sixties. In the same character, I had to find a way to portray four distinct states of physical development as well as track his psychology through idealism, determined adulthood, disillusionment and ultimately tranquility. I consider myself lucky to have been able to take on this challenge.
“The story of a relentless quest for a patch of land to call ‘home’ was garnished by a sophisticated twist, as the protagonist, Adam, the star-crossed castaway, is being finely sketched by professional actor Magnus Sinding.”
Julie Kanya – St Andrews Radio
“We follow Magnus Sinding on this journey from his initial naivety, which is suitably haunting and alien because of the faraway look in his eyes and his whispering fairytale voice, to his age of defeated pessimism and a deep gravelly voice. I loved his dazzlingly white costume, which proved to be the visual heart of the production. His was the most impressive performance, holding the epic together.”
Helena Blackstone – EdFringe Review
“Adam is played capably by Magnus Sinding, ageing and becoming wiser very convincingly.”
Thomas Stell - EdFringe Review”Sinding gives a capable performance, charting the character’s trajectory from naiveté to disillusionment and ultimately to peace.”
Helene Cloete – Edinburgh Theatre Review