Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Samuel Beckett and produced in 2013.

Bjørn Sundquist directed it. The production was his debut as a director. The production went on tour the autumn of 2013, with its tour opening in Aksdal October 10.

The brothers Jan Grønli (an employee of The Norwegian Theatre) and Stein Grønli (an employee of The Norwegian Touring Theatre) interpreted the roles of Vladimir and Estragon.

Both Duc Mai-The and Sigmund Sæverud were nominated for The Hedda Award 2014 in the best supporting actor category, for the roles of Pozzo and Lucky respectively. Sigmund Sæverud won the award.

Waiting for Godot by The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The Norwegian Theatre was first performed as a Norwegian tour by The Norwegian Theatre in 2013, prior to transferring to The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo in 2014. There, it was performed in the venue Scene 3.

Information

(Objekt ID 36002)
Object type Production
Premiere October 3, 2013
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre of the absurd, Theatre
Running period October 3, 2013  
Website RIKSTEATRET, DET NORSKE TEATRET
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The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Sigmund Sæverud:

"This year's supporting actor is a very experienced actor who has been part of most of it. In its time he took part in establishing one of our regional theatres, and the experiences he there made in creating theatre that is understandable for others than those in-the-know, he has brought with him to the full in this performance.

To make characters from the theatre of the absurd clear and intelligible is a great challenge, one that this year's award winner masters extremely well. His performance of the monologue in which the withheld is suddenly visible, and in which the silent person who is apparently without substance all of a sudden seems a whole person, is a whole little production in itself.

This year's best supporting actor award goes to Sigmund Sæverud."

SOURCES:

The Norwegian Theatre, detnorsketeatret.no, 19.05.2014, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=402

Import from the list of openings, from Scenekunst.no 06/09-2013

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.05.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1215

The Hedda Award 2014, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.06.2014, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1266

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 16.06.2015

Performance dates
January 9, 2014Scene 3 (tidligere Prøvesalen) – New opening
October 10, 2013Riksteatret – Tour Premiere
October 3, 2013 19:00 – Storegull – Opening night