Mr. Kolpert

Mr. Kolpert (2010) was a theatre production staged by The National Theatre, based on the play by David Gieselmann.

Mr. Kolpert - Komilab nr. 1* (Comedy Lab no. 1) was the first part of The National Theatre's Komilab-prosjektet (The Comedy Lab Project), performed at The Torshov Theatre.

Komilab-prosjektet was nominated for the Hedda Awards 2012 in the category of special artistic achievement.


(Objekt ID 28786)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 20, 2010
Produced by The National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
Based on Mr. Kolpert by David Gieselmann
Audience Adults, Youth
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Comedy
Running period Navember 20, 2010  

Komilab-prosjektet (The Comedy Lab Project) started in 2010, as the actors Thorbjørn Harr, Mariann Hole and Jan Gunnar Røise got acceptance for the comedy laboratory idea from artistic director Hanne Tømta, with the stated purpose "to do scientific research on the genre of comedy and to make comedy with meaning - not just silly nonsense".

The project started the autumn of 2010 with Mr. Kolpert. Next followed Endelig skjer det noe* (Finally something happens) by Thomas Seeberg Torjussen and Ti liv* (Ten lives) by Kjetil Bang-Hansen the spring of 2011.

The autumn of 2011 started with Kafka - Komilab 4.1* (Kafka - Comedy Lab 4.1) and continued with An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch, Else Kåss Furuseth's monologue Kondolerer* (My Condolences) and ended with Dennis Kelly's Orphans.

The spring of 2012 started with Comedy Lab No. 6, Jåtåkdag* (Yysplyseday), and the project ended with A Behanding in Spokane by Martin McDonagh.

Komilab-prosjektet (The Comedy Lab Project) was nominated for the Hedda Award 2012 in the category of special artistic achievement, and won this award.

Orphans got three nominations for the Hedda Awards the same year: Thorbjørn Harr was nominated in the category of best leading actor for the role of Leon, Mariann Hole was nominated in the category of best supporting actress for the role of Helene and Terje Strømdahl was nominated in the category of best direction.


The Hedda Awards, 29.05.2012,

The National Theatre,, 14.01.2014,

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

Performance dates
Navember 20, 2010Torshovteatret - Hovedsalen – National premiere, Norway