No One Writes to the Colonel

No One Writes to the Colonel was a theatre production produced by The Norwegian Theatre in 2007, based on a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquéz, dramatised and directed by Yngve Sundvor.

Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen won The Hedda Award 2007 in the best supporting actor category for the role of the rooster.


(Objekt ID 29481)
Object type Production
Premiere March 1, 2007
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel García Márquez
Audience Adults
Audience size 2716
Number of events 32
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period March 1, 2007  

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"This year's winner has throughout a short period of time made his mark as one of our most exciting young actors. Earlier he has excelled in his interpretations of strong dramatic leading characters, but recently he has expanded his range (to antiheroes, roles through which he dazzles with his highly developed understanding of comedy and a precise, imaginative ability to stylise. He gets the award for his imaginative character-creating ability, expressed through luscious, physical expressivity, among other things.

The award goes to Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen for his interpretations of Bjørn Disel in Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) by Rune Belsvik, and the rooster in No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dramatised by Yngve Sundvor, both at The Norwegian Theatre."


Heddaprisen,, 13.07.2012,

Det Norske Teatret,, 04.11.2014,

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

Performance dates
March 1, 2007Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre Opening night