The journey to Ugri-La-Bek

"The journey to Ugri-La-Bek" by Bal-teatret: Two children travel the world in search of their grandfather who disappeared suddenly. With them is their dog, Skrot (Junk). As trouble mounts for the children, the dog exhibits amazing and necessary powers, over and over again helping the children in their quest for their grandfather.


(Objekt ID 2047)
Object type Production
Premiere October 22, 2002
Produced by Bal-teatret
Coproducers Nordland Visual Theatre
Based on Reisen til Ugri-La-Brek by Thomas Tidholm, Anna-Clara Tidholm
Audience Children, Families (from 8 to 13)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Physical theatre, Performance for children
Running period October 22, 2002  
Duration 55 mins

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Maximum stage width 10m
Minimum stage depth 7m
Maximum stage depth 7m
Minimum stage height 4m
Maximum stage height 4m
Audience 120

A journey into the unknown, in which space, time and direction are uncertain. Stilk (Stem), Myggen (Mosquito) and Skrot (Junk) move into a different world of incomprehensible connections. There is string, blankets and a cake for grandpa in the wagon, because he is the one they are looking for. The night is dark, but he has to be out there, hasn't he?

"The journey to Ugri-La-Bek" is a performance which with poetic lightness and a sublime seriousness tells of the courage and will to act needed to walk out the door and into the unknown.

The performance is produced in cooperation with Nordland Visual Theatre and supported by the Arts Council Norway and The Audio Visual Fund.

Source: Thomas Tidholm, 21.08.2010,

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Thomas Tidholm – Author
Thomas Hildebrand – Translation
Thomas Storm – Direction
Thomas Hildebrand – Music
Dordi Strøm – Stage design
Dordi Strøm – Costume design
Thomas Hildebrand – Sound design
Jan Erik Skarby – Lighting design
Henning Farner – Actor
Thomas Hildebrand – Actor
Terje Sødal – Actor
Dordi Strøm – Mask design
Lilian Baur – Tailoring
Dordi Strøm – Photo
Line Andreassen – Producer
Thomas Storm – Producer
Preben Faye-Schjøll – Consultant (Dramaturgikonsulent)
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Festivals (1)