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To the Lighthouse

Classics for kids

To the Lighthouse (2013) is the second production in the trilogy Classics for kids. To the Lighthouse is based on Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel by the same title.

Hildur Kristinsdottir directed it.

Classics for kids is a theatre trilogy for children aged ten years or more. Among the aims are making chosen classics available, topical and to discuss them. The artists behind want to inspire children, and find that through the right dissemination no issue is too scary, to embarrassing or too difficult. The first production of the series was Faust for kids

Classics for kids vol. II: To the Lighthouse was nominated for The Hedda Award 2015 in the best production for children and youth category.


(Objekt ID 35955)
Object type Production
Premiere September 27, 2013
Produced by
Coproducers Black Box Teater
Based on To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
Audience Children, Youth, Families (from 10)
Keywords Performance for children, Theatre, Performance for youth
Running period September 27, 2013  
Website Black Box Teater, Klassikere for kids

At the website of Black Box Teater the following, among other things, is written about To the Lighthouse:

"To the Lighthouse is based on Virginia Woolf's novel from 1927 by the same title. In a summerhouse by the coast we meet the Ramsey family. The youngest son James wants to go out to the lighthouse. Weather doesn't look too promising, but his mother doesn't want to discourage him. His father, on the other hand, considers it his duty to free his son of illusions. James thinks his father enjoys it, and hates him for it. Ten years go by and become past. Somebody dies. James finally goes out to the lighthouse. Everything is different, but for a short moment it may not be after all.

This is a production about what we see and about everything that takes place inside our heads. Inside our heads we are always alone. But because that is the same for everybody, we are sort of together in being alone. Do you see what I do? Do boys and girls see differently? And what is the difference between a moment and ten years? To find that out, you have to look inside somebody else's head. In the theatre that is possible!

Classics for Kids was started due to a wish to make literature classics available for children, and to offer them innovative theatre of high quality. The production is suitable for children aged ten years or more.


Hildur Kristinsdottir is an actress and director, educated at The Norwegian Theatre Academy in Fredrikstad. She and Maria Ramvi have earlier visited Black Box Teater with the productions Søstrene Andrews presenterer: Faen, verden brenner* (Andrew Sisters Present: Fuck, the World is Burning!) and Salt og Pepper serverer den tredje sjimpanse* (Salt'n'Pepper are serving the third chimpanzee). This time she collaborates with artists from a number of different professional fields."

Supported by: Arts Council Norway, The Audio Visual Fund and Kunstløftet.


Black Box Teater, blackbox.no, 04.09.2013, http://www.blackbox.no/content/titlePresentation.php?tid=2224

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 04.09.2013

Sceneweb, sceneweb.no, 04.09.2013, http://sceneweb.no/nb/production/34790/Faust_for_kids

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

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

Performance dates
September 24, 2017 14:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 23, 2017 16:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 15, 2016 Show
April 26, 2015Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
April 25, 2015Teaterhuset Avant Garden Show
Navember 30, 2014 19:00 – Studio USF, USF Verftet Show
Navember 29, 2014 19:00 – Studio USF, USF Verftet Show
September 29, 2013 14:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 29, 2013 17:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 28, 2013 14:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 28, 2013 17:00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Show
September 27, 2013 18.00 – Lille scene (Marstrandgata), Black box teater Opening night
Festivals (1)
SAND-festivalen September 15, 2016