Det kom ein engel* (An Angel Came)

Det kom ein engel* (An Angel Came) (1998) was a theatre production by Sogn og Fjordane Theatre (SoFT) based on a play by Vidar Sandem.

Det kom ein engel is about the Jølster painter Nikolai Astrup and his wife Engel.

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


(Objekt ID 31282)
Object type Production
Premiere October 9, 1998
Produced by Teater Vestland
Based on Det kom ein engel* (An Angel Came) by Vidar Sandem
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre
Running period October 9, 1998  
Website Sogn og Fjordane Teater
Name Role
Vidar Sandem – Playwright
Mette Brantzeg – Direction
Per Janke Jørgensen – Music
Erik Annar Evensen – Stage design
Solveig Fugelsøy – Costume design
Torbjørn Halvorsen – Actor
Karen Høie – Actor (Ellinor m.fl.)
Wiggo Lebsanft – Actor
Bjørn Myrholdt – Actor
Kyrre Eikås Ottersen – Actor
Silje Skjemstad – Actor
Belinda Sørensen – Actor
Performance dates
October 9, 1998 – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Bernt Kvalvik (1998, 22.10). Dansar med fargar (literally: Dancing with colours), Dag og Tid nr. 43:

"As for the acting, the most demanding with this piece is how often the expression changes. Soon there is biting realism, soon telepathic love dialogues with conjuring repetitions, soon pure and clear storytelling theatre. Literary Vidar Sandem has made a sound effort, considering how he has interwoven poetry and culture/historical background in these destinies.

But sometimes the distance between the expressions becomes too wide, or the transitions to sudden, and that is when the performance squeals a bit."