Mikko Matti og vennene hans* (Mikko Matti and his friends)

Mikko Matti og vennene hans* (Mikko Matti and his friends) (1954) was a puppetry production by Folketeatret, the world premiere of Willie Nordrå's puppet play. The opening took place at Folketeatret.

Julian Strøm directed it.

Mikko Matti og vennene hans reiste was also performed on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre. The production was later performed at Det Nye Teater (literally: The New Theatre)'s main stage, and at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s puppetry venue in Oslo City Museum, Frogner.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 22171)
Object type Production
Premiere March 31, 1954
Produced by Folketeatret
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Mikko Matti og vennene hans* (Mikko Matti and his friends) by Willie Nordrå
Audience Children
Number of events 45
Language Norwegian
Keywords Puppetry, Performance for children
Running period March 31, 1954  —  1959


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s repertoire database. Donated by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). Imported to the Sceneweb database 11.09.2011

Wiig, Mona: Trekk ved utviklingen av norsk figurteater fra 1945 (literally: Characteristics in the development of Norwegian puppetry from 1945). Oslo 2020

Contributors (9)
Name Role
Willie Nordrå – Playwright
Julian Strøm – Direction
Sverre Bergh – Music
Willie Nordrå – Stage design
Elisabeth Strøm Henriksen – Puppeteer (Kråka / Ugla m.m.)
Kjell Kjær – Puppeteer (Diverse roller)
Birgit Strøm – Puppeteer (Mikko Matti)
Julian Strøm – Puppeteer (Ulven)
Willie Nordrå – Puppet maker
Teaterfigurer (2)
Performance dates
1959Ole Bull Teatret, The National Stage Show
March 31, 1954Dukketeatret i Folketeatret Worldwide premiere
1954Hovedscenen, Det Nye Teater Show