The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov (2009) was a theatre production produced by The National Theatre, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in a theatrical adaptation by Oleg Kulikov. It was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Oleg Kulikov directed it.

Mads Ousdal played the role of Ivan Karamazov, a role for which he won The Hedda Award 2009 in the best leading actor category.

Fridtjov Såheim played the role of Dmitri Karamazov.

Mariann Hole played the role of Alyosha Karamazov.


(Objekt ID 28951)
Object type Production
Premiere January 31, 2009
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on The Brothers Karamazov by Fjodor Mikhajlovitsj Dostojevskij
Audience Adults
Number of events 54
Language Norwegian
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period January 31, 2009  

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Mads Ousdal:

"As many of the younger actors of our age this year's winner not only masters the theatre stage, he has also proven excellence on the movie screen. He has found time to test himself as a director, and has shared the responsibility for a venue's profile. He gets the award for his thorough, balanced and intelligent interpretation of an unusual, complex character, a social rebel maimed by mourning, ending in a tight battle/close fight with God, the Devil and himself. To create a credible portrait of a character that human and intellectually complex, in battle with theoretical thoughts about guilt and responsibility, is a great performance.

Mads Ousdal gets the award for his illuminating interpretation of Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov at The National Theatre the spring of 2009."


The Hedda Award

Performance dates
January 31, 2009Hovedscenen – Opening night