Alexander Mørk-Eidem

Alexander Mørk-Eidem (born May 18 1971) is a Norwegian theatre director, who works in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Ever since he in 1998 graduated from the directors' study at The National Academy of Theatre, Alexander Mørk-Eidem has held a high profile as a director.

In Norway he has staged productions for Rogaland Theatre and Trøndelag Theatre, The Norwegian Theatre and The National Theatre.


(Objekt ID 5945)
Object type Person
Functions Director
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Male

Alexander Mørk-Eidem has staged Shakespeare and Jon Fosse, Tennessee Williams and Chekhov, but also Astrid Lindgren and Thorbjørn Egner. He has also had great assignments at The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen and Stockholm City Theatre, the latter of which he is now connected to. At the theatre he had great success in 2004 with The Idiot, and in 2005 with Summer Guests after Maxim Gorky.

In 2005 he also directed Arne Lygre's Man without Purpose for The Torshov Theatre, in 2006 he directed Ibsen's Ghosts for The National Theatre and in 2007 Juan Mayorga's Way to Heaven for the same theatre. In 2008 he directed Ibsen's Hedda Gabler for Stockholm City Theatre, and later the same year the production was performed as a visiting performance at The National Theatre. His then-wife Helena af Sandeberg interpreted the title role.

For Stockholm City Theatre the productions he has directed include The Three Musketeers (2009), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (2011) and Chekhov's Happiness (2012) and Three Sisters (2008).

Alexander Mørk-Eidem directed The Hour of the Lynx for The National Stagein 1998, and was nominated for The Hedda Award 1999 in the best direction category.

Alexander Mørk-Eidem won The Hedda Award 2000 in the best direction category for Not about Nightingales by Tennessee Williams, produced by The Norwegian Theatre.

Alexander Mørk-Eidem directed The Brothers Lionheart for The National Theatre in 2002, which was nominated for The Hedda Award 2003 in the best production for children and youth category.

In 2004 he was nominated for Hedda for The Seagull, which he staged for The Norwegian Theatre, and his production of Mikhail Bulgakov's Flight at The Royal Danish Theatre won The Reumert Award as the production of the year in Denmark.

Again, Alexander Mørk-Eidem was nominated for The Hedda Award 2005 in the best direction category for Terrorism by the Presnyakov brothers, The National Theatre's Amfiscene (the Amphi stage).

Alexander Mørk-Eidem won The Hedda Award 2015 in the best stage text category for his version of the text of Peer Gynt, for The National Theatre (2014). He also directed the production.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"How much is one allowed to change a classic text? The answer must be: As much as one gets away with. This year's award winner is gifted with a naughtiness with which he has changed, rewritten and added. This way he has made part of our national heritage his own, with a result that is madcap funny as well as bitingly satiric.

This year's best stage text award goes to Alexander Mørk-Eidem."


Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2005,, 17.10.2012,

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2003,, 24.10.2012,

The National Theatre on Alexander Mørk-Eidem,, 26.10.2012,

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 1999,, 14.11.2012,

The Hedda Award,, 20.05.2015,

The Hedda Award,, 21.06.2015,


The directors' study at The National Academy of Theatre (graduated 1998).

Artworks (1)
Title Publiseringsdato Role
The Jungle Book Script – Author