The Tinder-Box

The Tinder-Box by Turnékompaniet was made for the H.C. Andersen bicentenary, inviting children and adults to enjoy a colourful, adventurous performance. The Tinder-Box based on the well-known fairytale of the same name.


(Objekt ID 1821)
Object type Production
Premiere December 16, 2003
Produced by Turnékompaniet
Based on Fyrtøyet by Hans Christian Andersen
Audience Children (from 5)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children , Fairytale, Musical theatre
Running period December 16, 2003  
Duration One hour
Website Turnékompaniet, Danse- og teatersentrum, Scenekunstbruket

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Maximum stage width 10m
Minimum stage depth 8m
Maximum stage depth 8m
Minimum stage height 4m
Maximum stage height 4m
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 120 minutes
Downrigging time 60 minutes
Audience 400
Other A piano MUST be made available.Prefer a stage or stands.

With The Tinder-Box Turnékompaniet has made a buoyant production with sequences of dance and arias. The company claims not to exaggerate when they say that the dogs (the three Kippersund brothers) are very large, that the princess (Sarah Jaggi) is very beautiful, that the witch (Inga Live Kippersund) is very cruel and that the soldier (Henrik Høie) is very heroic.


Performing Arts Hub Norway, 11.12.2010,

Turnéteatret, 11.12.2010,

Name Role
Peter Brandt Kippersund – Direction
Elisabeth Lundeby – Music
Kurt Jacobsen – Stage design
Maria Løkken Skjellum – Stage design
Inga- Live Kippersund – Costume design
Elisabeth Lundeby – Sound design
Anders Kippersund – Lighting design
Henrik Høie – Actor (Soldaten)
Sarah Jaggi – Actor (Prinsessen)
Inga- Live Kippersund – Actor (Heksa)
Jonas Kippersund – Actor (Hund)
Peter Brandt Kippersund – Actor (Hund)
Anders Kippersund – Actor (Hund)
Anders Kippersund – Producer
Performance dates
December 16, 2003 – Opening night
Press coverage

"Excellent fairytale theatre! Turnékompaniet at its most buoyant... Smooth tango and dramatic arias!"

Hamar Arbeiderblad December 16 2003