1537 - Danish Years

1537 - Danish Years! is a theatre production by Statsteatret, produced in 2013 in collaboration with Rogaland Theatre and Tou Scene.

The production is the third in Statsteatret's series of ten productions based on Norwegian history.

Yngve Sundvor directed it, and had also written the script in collaboration with the performers.


(Objekt ID 33588)
Object type Production
Premiere April 23, 2013
Produced by Statsteatret
In collaboration with Rogaland Theatre,
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Puppetry
Running period April 23, 2013  
Website Stats Teatret

At the webpage of Statsteatret the following, among other things, is written about 1537 - Danish Years:

"What happened to Norway on the way from Reformation in 1537 to Eidsvoll in 1814? What took place during these dark centuries? Or were these years not dark at all, but filled with light and hopes for the future? You don't know? Don't despair. Yet again Statsteatret comes to the rescue.

Welcome to a time when patriotism was not yet invented. Welcome to a journey in religion, riches, language, sex and slavery. We meet a mysterious Danish theatre troupe on its way between Norwegian fjords to salvage frozen souls from Catholic doom. Luther is the new wine. A young Norwegian man signs on, and embarks on a journey he will not soon forget."

Supported by Arts Council Norway and the freedom of expression foundation Fritt Ord.


Rogalant Theatre, rogaland-teater.no, 24.02.2013, http://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/1600083577/1537---dansketid

Statsteatret, http://statsteatret.no/forestillinger/1537-dansketid/

Name Role
Yngve Sundvor – Text
Yngve Sundvor – Concept/Idea
Yngve Sundvor – Direction
Per Kjerstad – Actor
Cato Skimten Storengen – Actor
Kim Sørensen – Actor
John Lilja – Musician
Performance dates
Navember 24, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret – Show
January 25, 2020Papirhuset Teater , Figurfestspillene i Tønsberg – Show
Navember 6, 2016Hovedscenen – Show
October 22, 2016Oslo Nye Trikkestallen – Show
January 28, 2014Kunstnernes Hus i Oslo – Show
June 30, 2013Piltingsrud gard – Show
June 29, 2013Piltingsrud gard – Show
May 8, 2013Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Show
May 7, 2013Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Show
May 4, 2013Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Show
May 3, 2013Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – Show
April 27, 2013Hovedscenen – Show
April 26, 2013Hovedscenen – Show
April 26, 2013Hovedscenen – Show
April 25, 2013Scene 1
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– Show
April 24, 2013Scene 1
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– Show
April 23, 2013Scene 1
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– Worldwide premiere