Tales from the Vienna Wood

Tales from the Vienna Wood was a theatre production produced by The Norwegian Theatre in 2001, based on the play by Ödön von Horváth.

Tamás Ascher directed it and won The Hedda Award 2002 in the best direction category.

Tales from the Vienna Wood by The Norwegian Theatrealso was nominated for The Hedda Award 2002 in the best production category.


(Objekt ID 23904)
Object type Production
Premiere September 8, 2001
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Tales from the Vienna Wood by Ödön von Horváth
Audience Adults
Audience size 4571
Number of events 23
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period September 8, 2001  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Tales from the Vienna Wood:

"Tales from the Vienna Wood is a broad, popular comedy with a dark, sombre undercurrent. The play was completed in 1931 and the action takes place in Vienna. The time is unstable, with mass unemployment and political tumult. The growing National Socialism lies beneath the story told and the perspectives on humanity expressed. The way Horváth ridiculed these attitudes was noticed by the Nazis, and throughout the 1930es he became a victim of censorship and persecution."

Tales from the Vienna Wood also was performed by The Norwegian Theatre in 1978, at the time under the title An der schönen, blauen Donau.


The Norwegian Theatre on Tales from the Vienna Wood, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 06.11.2012, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=331&tab=1

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2002, www.sceneweb.no, 06.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23900/The_Hedda_Award_2002-2002

Performance dates
September 8, 2001Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre Opening night
Awards - Nominations (1)