hamlet is dead. no gravity

hamlet is dead. no gravity (2012) was a staged reading by Oslo International Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre, with a play by Austrian Ewald Palmetshofer as its foundation.

Øystein Ulsberg Brager and Philip Thorne directed it.

hamlet is dead. no gravity is about how much of a bother it can be to be human.

In the play everything begins in the funeral of Hannes, who was terribly unlucky, and from the funeral one passes directly into the birthday of the mother of Caro. Or, rather, everything begins with the house. Everything else is nonsense.

So if you're on the axis of evil you can be glad to have an axis at all
you can be glad just to be on a fucking axis instead of floating about in limbo.

Dani and Mani meet Oli and Bine, who have married since the last time around, and something will happen.


(Objekt ID 29203)
Object type Production
Premiere June 6, 2012
Produced by Oslo International Theatre
In collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre
Based on hamlet er død. inga tyngdekraft by Ewald Palmetshofer
Audience Adults
Number of events 8
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Reading
Running period June 6, 2012  —  June 13, 2012

According to Oslo International Theatre hamlet is dead. no gravity is an elegant/brutal family drama from the time after the nature laws. The company asks: Do you need gravity to fall?

In 2008 the theatre journal Theater Heute called the Austrian playwright Ewald Palmetshofer "the most promising writer of the year". Since he in 2007 took German theatre by storm with his prize-awarded hamlet ist tot. keine schwerkraft Palmetshofer has provoked and challenged the German-speaking theatre audiences.

The way Oslo International Theatre sees it, there is not much doubt that Palmetshofer is the most exciting new voice of Austrian theatre right now, and his plays are performed at venues including Schauspielhaus Vienna, Schaubühne Berlin, Theater an der Ruhr Mühlheim and Schauspielhaus Dresden.


E-mail from Oslo International Theatre, 07.06.2012

Name Role
Ewald Palmetshofer – Playwright
Astrid Sverresdotter Dypvik – Translation
Øystein Ulsberg Brager – Direction
Philip Thorne – Direction
Otto Homlung – Dramaturge
Elisabet Hagli Aars – Actor
Sveinung Oppegaard – Actor
Elisabeth Sand – Actor
Per Schaanning – Actor
Kirsti Stubø – Actor
Torgny G. Aanderaa – Actor
Espen Hjort – Director’s assistant
Performance dates
June 13, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 12, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 11, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 10, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 9, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 8, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 7, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Reading
June 6, 2012Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – National premiere, Norway