The Child

The Child (1996) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, the world premiere of the play by Jon Fosse. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Malersalen.

Kai Johnsen directed it.

Øystein Røger played the role of Fredrik.

Gisken Armand played the role of Agnes.


(Objekt ID 23699)
Object type Production
Premiere September 4, 1996
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on The Child by Jon Fosse
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period September 4, 1996  
Website Nationaltheatret

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes


The National Theatre,, 02.04.19,

The book Teaterstykke 1 (literally: Theatrical Plays 1), Det Norske Samlaget (1999)

Contributors (20)
Name Role
Jon Fosse – Playwright
Kai Johnsen – Direction
Carl Morten Amundsen – Dramaturge
Hilmar Fredriksen – Stage design
Hilmar Fredriksen – Costume design
Henrik Hellstenius – Sound design
Ketil Akerø – Lighting design
Gisken Armand – Actor (Agnes)
Eindride Eidsvold – Actor (Arvid / Legen)
Øystein Røger – Actor (Fredrik)
Andrine Sæther – Actor (Sjukesøstra)
Liv Thorsen – Actor (Evelyn)
Greta Bremseth – Mask design
Simon Simonsen – Props
Pål Grønli – Stage manager
Kyriakos Chrysostomidis – Stage Manager
Terje Pettersen – Sound master
Lars Opstad – Lighting supervisor
Wenche Bakken – Prompter
Hildegun Riise – Consultant (Språkkonsulent)
Performance dates
September 4, 1996Malersalen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Worldwide premiere
Festivals (1)
The Ibsen Festival September 4, 1996