Little Claus and Big Claus

Little Claus and Big Claus is a production by Nordland Visual Theatre. The production had its world wide premiere in 2000 and has been performed more than 220 times. Little Claus and Big Claus is performed by Alter Ego by Geir Robsrud. The production is based on a fairytale by H. C. Andersen.


(Objekt ID 3)
Object type Production
Premiere March 2000
Produced by Nordland Visual Theatre
In collaboration with Alter Ego
Based on Little Claus and Big Claus by Hans Christian Andersen
Audience Families (from 5)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Puppetry, Performance for children , Fairytale
Running period March 2000  
Website Figurteatret i Nordland

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 4m
Minimum stage depth 4m
Minimum stage height 2m
Rigging time 45 minutes
Downrigging time 30 minutes
Audience 100

Little Claus and Big Claus by Nordland Visual Theatre takes place in a town where two men named Claus lived. One had four horses, the other only one. To keep them apart, people called the one with four horses Big Claus whereas the one with one was called Little Claus.

The production is about the poor boy Little Claus who uses his imagination and cleverness to fool everyone who crosses his path, on his way to riches and fame. Little Claus and Big Claus was revived in November 2008.

Sources: Nordland Visual Theatre,, 25.10.2010,

Stamsund International Theatre Festival,, 25.10.2010,

Name Role
Hans Christian Andersen – Author
Morten Grue – Dramatised by
Morten Grue – Direction
Nina Borge – Stage design
Geir Robsrud – Actor
Geir Robsrud – Puppeteer
Kristian B. Winther (from 2001 to 2001) – Puppeteer
Nina Borge – Puppet maker
Performance dates
2010 , Fri Figur – Show
June 5, 2009 10:30 – Store sal , Stamsund Teaterfestival – Show
June 5, 2009 12:30 – Store sal , Stamsund Teaterfestival – Show
June 5, 2009 17:30 – Store sal , Stamsund Teaterfestival – Show
Navember 8, 2008 – New opening
2002 , Vinterlysfestivalen – Show
March 2000 – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

"The kids enjoyed (...) They laughed until they cried of the inventive Little Claus"

Helgelands Blad.

"Judging from the facial expressions and the howls of laughter, from children and adults, the spectators highly appreciated good, old-fashioned fairytale from the hand of the master."