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