Ask and Embla

Ask and Embla (1992) was a puppetry production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), the world premiere of a puppet play by Helge Andersen, based on an idea by Ragnhild Wang. The production was performed in the theatre's puppetry venue in Oslo City Museum, Frogner.

Ragnhild Wang directed it.

Hans Rønningen played the role of Ask.

Marianne Edvardsen played the role of Embla.

In Norse mythology, Ask and Embla were the first humans.


(Objekt ID 23435)
Object type Production
Premiere September 23, 1992
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on Ask and Embla by Helge Andersen
Audience Children
Number of events 71
Language Norwegian
Keywords Puppetry, Performance for children
Running period September 23, 1992  —  March 12, 1993


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s repertoire database, donated by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). Imported to the Sceneweb database 07.09.2011

Contributors (19)
Name Role
Helge Andersen – Playwright
Ragnhild Wang – Direction
Lisbeth Narud – Stage design
Lisbeth Narud – Puppetry Design
Erling Jørgensen – Sound design
Hans Rønningen – Sound design
Per Skjølsvik – Sound design
Marianne Edvardsen – Puppeteer (Embla - Trude, bestemors barnebarn)
Kjersti Germeten – Puppeteer (Frøya den fagre, kjærlighetsgudinne / Mime, Odins rådgiver som vokter Mimes brønn)
Stein Kiran – Puppeteer (Loke Lurendreier, halvt gud, halvt jotne / Odin, høvding over alle guder / Midgarormen, kjempejotne, barn av Loke)
Anne-Lise Ruud – Puppeteer (Bestemor / Hel, dødens dronning)
Hans Rønningen – Puppeteer (Ask - Magne, Trudes lillebror)
Per Skjølsvik – Puppeteer (Skryme, en kjempejotne / Tor den sterke, en gud)
Lisbeth Narud – Puppet maker
Kari Noreger – Props
Trond Graff – Technical director
Erling Jørgensen – Sound technician
Hans Petter Harboe – Consultant (scenografi)
Anne Winger – Administration (Salgsleder)
Teaterfigurer (3)
Performance dates