Nokon kjem til å komme

Nokon kjem til å komme (1996) was a production by The Norwegian Theatre. Nokon kjem til å komme was the world premiere of Jon Fosse's play ofy the same title (Eng: Someone is Going to Come). The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

The director was Otto Homlung.


(Objekt ID 33445)
Object type Production
Premiere April 26, 1996
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Someone is Going to Come by Jon Fosse
Audience Adults
Audience size 1228
Number of events 18
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period April 26, 1996  
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes

Nokon kjem til å komme was the first play Jon Fosse wrote; it was completed in 1992. However, the onstage production of it was the third production of a Fosse play, after Og aldri skal vi skiljast (And We'll Never Be Parted; written in 1993 and performed at The National Stage in 1994) and Namnet (The Name; written in 1994 and performed at The National Stage in 1995).

The website of The Norwegian Theatre contains the following information about Nokon kjem til å komme:

"Is it true that someone is going to come? The title gives a kind of an answer, and the characters are called He, She and the Man.

She and He have bought a house by the ocean, where they want to be alone with their love, 'alone in themselves'. But is this cliché of a dream even possible? The house, their love nest, has a history, someone has lived there before, for instance the man who sold them the house. Are they allowed to be left alone by others, by their own past? The slight shifts in the taciturn language and the changes in atmosphere they bring create the drama in much of what Jon Fosse writes.

Searching inside the language he makes the language itself into a plot.

'Writing is terribly physical, like working with a musical instrument. I am kind of a literary country singer. Jacques Derrida has meant much to me, but so has a country artist such as Willie Nelson. Both of them carry deep insights. I am not saying this to make myself popular. I hate popularity. I say it because I mean it. The voice of Nelson comes from someplace strange. I can hear the writing in his voice. I get the same feeling when I read Derrida'.

Always intense: Repetitive, suggestive, taciturn.

Jon Fosse (born 1959) is among the most distinct younger writers in Norway today. His literary production consists of no less than 24 titles: mainly novels, but also poetry, essays, books for children, and the past years he has written a lot of drama.

Jon Fosse was awarded The Norwegian Ibsen Award AKA The Ibsen Prize in 1996, for his play Namnet."


Repertoire at The Norwegian Theatre 1913-2014. Transferred to Sceneweb 08.09.2015.

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015.

The Norwegian Theatre,, 14.02.2013,

The book Teaterstykke 1 (literally: Theatrical Plays 1), Det Norske Samlaget (1999)

Contributors (16)
Name Role
Jon Fosse – Playwright
Otto Homlung – Direction
Kari Gravklev – Stage design
Kari Gravklev – Costume design
Dag Backer – Sound
Per Gunnar Gulstuen – Lighting design
Jan Grønli – Actor (Han)
Unn Vibeke Hol – Actor (Ho)
Lasse Kolsrud – Actor (Mannen)
Britt-Helen Riise – Mask design
Helge Fykse – Props
Eivind Moland – Stage Manager
Karl Otto Tangen – Stage Manager
Martin Musto – Technical director
Astrid Hellesen – Prompter
Helge Hansen – Performance photo
Performance dates
April 26, 1996Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre Worldwide premiere