Fear Eats the Soul

Fear Eats the Soul was a theatre production produced by The Norwegian Theatre in 2000, based on the play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Eirik Nilssen Brøyn directed it.

Jorunn Kjellsby was nominated for The Hedda Award 2001 in particularly excellent performance category for the role of Emmi.


(Objekt ID 32323)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 9, 2000
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Fear Eats the Soul by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Audience Adults
Audience size 1989
Number of events 17
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period Navember 9, 2000  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Fear Eats the Soul:

"A middle-aged housekeeper randomly enters one of the immigrant cafés in the city. While drinking a glass of Coke she is unexpectedly asked to dance by a dark-skinned young man. Like that starts the moving, provocative, funny and tragic story about an unusual love affair.


- But it is important to add that Fear Eats the Soul is not only about a conflicted meeting between a native and an immigrant, Jorunn says, it is as much about prejudice in general, for instance against an elderly woman connected to a young man. I love this woman. She is brave and sassy. After a tiresome life and having worked only for others, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her neighbours and so on, she wants to let loose and live a life that is hers and hers alone. I think this is the first time she sets foot in a café, treating herself to a Coke."


The Norwegian Theatre on Fear Eats the Soul, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 08.11.2012, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=272&tab=1

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2001, www.sceneweb.no, 08.11.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23910/Heddaprisen_2001-2001

Other participants
Performance dates
Navember 9, 2000Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – National premiere, Norway
Press coverage