An-Magritt was a theatre production produced by The Norwegian Theatre after the novel cycle The Bread of Night AKA Nightly Bread by Johan Falkberget, dramatised by Edvard Normann Rønning. The music was written by Henning Sommerro.

Hilde Andersen directed it.

Heidi Gjermundsen Broch was nominated for The Hedda Award 2008 in the category of best leading actress for the role of An-Magritt.


(Objekt ID 29002)
Object type Production
Premiere September 8, 2007
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on An-Magritt by Johan Falkberget
Audience Adults
Audience size 44437
Number of events 73
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Musical, Theatre, Musical theatre
Running period September 8, 2007  
Duration 2 hours and 35 minutes, including an interval
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about An-Magritt:

"An-Magritt builds on the Falkberget opus The Bread of Night AKA Nightly Bread (1940-59), and is an event-filled, dramatic story about a young girl's struggle in life and her belief in love. We are brought back to the mining adventure of the Røros district during the 17thcentury, and in the centre is An-Magritt, born outside of wedlock, whose job is transporting ore.

She falls in love with the German mining engineer Johannes, and has to defend herself against gossip and envy. Unafraid, proud and honest An-Magritt fights for a dignified life, and for many she has become the very symbol of the struggle for justice and love. Henning Sommerro's evocative, pulsating music follows the story closely and makes An-Magritt unique in being a fully Norwegian and moving musical."


The Norwegian Theatre,, 16.10.2012,

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award,, 12.01.2013,

Performance dates
September 8, 2007Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre Opening night