Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham)

Premiére date9 Sep. 2011
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
ExpressionsTheatre, Monologue
Running period9 Sep. 2011  
Duration2 timer og 30 minutter
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret, TRØNDELAG TEATER

About Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham)

Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham) (2011) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre.

The production revolved around the differences and similarities between Islam, Judaism and Christianity, using historical and religious texts, compiled and interwoven by Svein Tindberg.

Direction: Kjetil Bang-Hansen. Stage design: John-Kristian Alsaker. Sound design: Ola Bråten. Onstage: Svein Tindberg

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Press review

Writer and date unknown, Vårt Land [Oslo]:
"Informative, alive and deeply significant"

Writer and date unknown, Klassekampen [Oslo]:
"... unites an important political message and high-quality performing arts."

More about Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham)

Abrahams Barn by The Norwegian Theatre won The Hedda Award 2012 in the category of best production of the year.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The production of the year is unique in its genre. It holds high artistic quality, while insightfully, objectively illuminates a political discussion that suddenly became red-hot after the event turning Norway upside-down July 22 last year. Despite its serious theme, the production switches liberatingly between the sombre and humour, and it manages to entertain its audience while provoking reflection. The production is a pedagogic, thought-provoking presentation of the very foundation of our Christian culture. Written and performed by Svein Tindberg, who alone onstage maintains the very magic of theatre, and for more than two hours leads involving, immediate communication with the audience.

The production of the year is Abrahams barn* (The Children of Abraham) at The Norwegian Theatre."

The production will be touring Norway with The Norwegian Touring Theatre the autumn of 2012 and the spring of 2013. Visiting performances at The National Stage in Bergen and Rogaland Theatre the autumn of 2012 are planned, too.


The Hedda Awards, 29.05.2012, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?&mid=1031&aid=1030

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, press release 11.06.2012

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