Krim Noir* (Crime Noir)

Krim Noir* (Crime Noir) (2001) was a puppetry production by Petrusjka Teater.

Synopsis: The tragic antihero Oskar is accidentally linked to a grotesque murder. He is exposed for the gangsters, the whores, the corpulent chief of police, the female porter, the barman and the wife of the chief of police.

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


(Objekt ID 2322)
Object type Production
Premiere March 10, 2001
Produced by Petrusjka Teater
Audience Youth, Adults (from 16)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Puppetry, Crime
Running period March 10, 2001  
Duration 1 hour 25 minutes

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 8m
Maximum stage width 8m
Minimum stage depth 7m
Maximum stage depth 7m
Minimum stage height 5m
Maximum stage height 5m
Blackout Yes
Rigging time 480 minutes
Downrigging time 180 minutes
Audience 100

In Krim Noir* (Crime Noir) Petrusjka Teater has examined the material for a criminal, erotic theatre production for youth and adults. Krim Noir was inspired by the German painters during the interwar period, film noir and the classic crime genre, put into a context of puppetry.

The limits for what is presented for the audience within the genres of crime and erotica have been stretched significantly the past few years. Using the possibilities and sensual expressions of puppetry Petrusjka Teater has stretched the limits further, within a humorous and ironic frame. All the clichés of crime are presented in an hour.

The dramaturgy was made with Fredrik Skagen as a crime consultant, closely followed by Halldis Hoaas as a dramaturgy consultant and Espen Dekko as the director.

In Krim Noir three partly visible puppeteers led puppets and objects in a production without text. The puppeteers manipulated the development of the intrigue. But the puppets had the main parts and the emphasis of the production.

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

Contributors (14)
Name Role
Tatjana Zaitzow – Script
Espen Dekko – Direction
Johannes Smidt – Music
Tatjana Zaitzow – Stage design
Tatjana Zaitzow – Puppet designer
Martin Smidt – Sound design
Johannes Smidt – Lighting design
Per Arne Løset – Actor
Per Arne Løset – Puppeteer
Anne Marit Sæther – Puppeteer
Tatjana Zaitzow – Puppeteer
Tatjana Zaitzow – Puppet maker
Tatjana Zaitzow – Project manager
Halldis Hoaas – Consultant (Dramaturgisk konsulent)
Performance dates
March 28, 2001Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
March 10, 2001Teaterhuset Avant Garden Worldwide premiere