Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love)

Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) was a theatre production produced by The Norwegian Theatre in 2006, based on a play by Rune Belsvik.

Kjersti Haugen directed it, and Erlend Smalås wrote music for the production.

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

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 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."

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


(Objekt ID 29482)
Object type Production
Premiere September 7, 2006
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Verdas mest forelska par* (The Couple in the World Who is the Most in Love) by Rune Belsvik
Audience Youth
Audience size 6268
Number of events 36
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre, Performance for youth
Running period September 7, 2006  
Name Role
Rune Belsvik – Playwright
Kjersti Haugen – Direction
Erlend Smalås – Musical Management
Erlend Smalås – Composer
Gjermund Andresen – Stage design
Ane Aasheim – Costume design
Ingrid Tønder – Lighting design
Morten Espeland – Actor (Bidger)
Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen – Actor (Bjørn Disel)
Espen Løvås – Actor (Sidvus / Puddel )
Per Schaanning – Actor (S. Krem / Puddel )
Kirsti Stubø – Actor (Esmiluni )
Ane Dahl Torp – Actor (R. Myrl / Monellika )
Performance dates
September 7, 2006Scene 2 – Worldwide premiere