The History of Bees

The History of Bees (2020) was a musical theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre and The Norwegian National Ballet, the world premiere of a play based on the novel by Maja Lunde, with music by Nils Bech. The production was performed at The Norwegian Theatre's main stage, for a limited number of spectators due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Some of the performances were also streamed line, and could be seen online for a fee.

Erik Ulfsby directed the production.

Cina Espejord choreographed it.


(Objekt ID 103020)
Object type Production
Premiere September 11, 2020
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Coproducers The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Based on The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
Audience Adults
Audience size 2737
Number of events 14
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Musical, Corona-production, Future vision, Drama
Running period September 11, 2020  
Website Det Norske Teatret


The Norwegian Theatre,, 12.08.2020,

Import from the list of openings 13.08.2020

Performance dates
September 11, 2020Hovudscenen – Worldwide premiere
September 11, 2020The Norwegian Theatre, digital offering – Worldwide premiere
September 5, 2020 18:00 – Hovudscenen – Cancelled