Black Comedy

Black Comedy (1968) was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), the Norwegian premiere of the play by Peter Shaffer.

Barthold Halle directed it.

Black Comedy was performed with the same playwright's White Lies AKA The White Liars.


(Objekt ID 23142)
Object type Production
Premiere January 4, 1968
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Comedy
Running period January 4, 1968  
Name Role
Peter Shaffer – Playwright
Ebba Haslund – Translation
Barthold Halle – Direction
Kaare Hegle – Stage design
Low Kaas – Costume design
Kjersti Døvigen – Actor (Carol Melkett)
Wenche Foss – Actor (Frk. Furnival)
Per Theodor Haugen – Actor (Brindsley Miller)
Arve Opsahl – Actor (Harold Gorringe)
Sverre Anker Ousdal – Actor (Georg Bamberger)
Frank Robert – Actor (Oberst Melkett)
Sidsel Ryen – Actor (Clea)
Carsten Winger – Actor (Schuppansigh)
Odd Andersen – Stage manager
Performance dates
January 4, 1968Hovedscenen (The Main Stage) – National premiere, Norway