The Mailman from Arles

The Mailman from Arles (1996) was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, based on a play by Ernst Bruun Olsen. The Mailman from Arles was the last performed of the productions celebrating The Arctic Theatre's 25th anniversary.

Nils Gaup directed it.

Nils Utsi played the role of the mailman Roulin.

Svenn B. Syrin played the role of Vincent van Gogh.

The Mailman from Arles is based on the last months of the painter Vincent van Gogh's life. The title refers to his loyal friend, the postal officer Joseph Roulin in Arles. Roulin is the subject of several of van Gogh's paintings.


(Objekt ID 33989)
Object type Production
Premiere October 12, 1996
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on The Mailman from Arles by Ernst Bruun Olsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period October 12, 1996  
Website Hålogaland Teater


The Arctic Thatre,, 23.03.2013, / 28.06.2017,

Mette Brantzeg's private archive, donated by Mette Brantzeg, 15.01.2009

Performance dates
October 12, 1996Hålogaland Teater før 2005, The Arctic Theatre Opening night
Press coverage

Ellen Pollestad, date unknown, Nordlys [Tromsø]:
"The question is if the production - to a large degree constructed of dialogues - had been served by being performed in a smaller and more intimate venue, so that we could have come closer to the characters."