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Demoner 2014* (Demons 2014)

Demoner 2014* (Demons 2014) is a theatre production by The National Theatre, produced in 2014. Demoner 2014 was based on a text by Geir Gulliksen, in turn freely based on the novel Demons, also known as The Possessed, also known as The Devils by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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


(Objekt ID 37997)
Object type Production
Premiere February 8, 2014
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Demons AKA The Possessed AKA The Devils by Fjodor Mikhajlovitsj Dostojevskij
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period February 8, 2014  

At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Demoner 2014* (Demons 2014):

"Oslo, 2014. In the Norwegian self-image the notion of freedom, equality and multicultural harmony still rules. But for some this no longer has a meaning. They don't believe in the ideals of the cultural elite. They want change, and they form a terror cell, led by the disillusioned and charismatic Stavrogin. They fear nothing. Not even death.

Demoner 2014 builds freely on a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in Norwegian known as De besatte (literally: The Possessed, which is also one of the titles it is known under in English. Other titles used for English translations are Demons and The Devils). Geir Gulliksen has written an intensely topical drama about love, politics and terrorism. And about what smoulders beneath the surface in Norway in 2014. The rebellion is about right-wing extreme activism against the tasteful radicalism of the cultural elite. Life-long fidelity as opposed to sexualised self-realisation. Moral escalation as opposed to liberalism's charming cynicism. And perhaps love is the driving force of them all?

When Runar Hodne stages Demoner 2014 at the main stage, it is to explore the tensions of Norway today. Hodne has made his mark as a director with a strong stage expression and artistic determination. He has collaborated with Geir Gulliksen earlier too, for instance in the production A Body, performed at Dramatikkens hus and The Torshov Theatre the spring of 2013.

The music is especially composed by the internationally acknowledged band Ulver. With Serge von Arx' stage design, Andreas Fuchs' lighting design and costumes signed by Nina von Arx, we are invited into a universe both beautiful and scary.
For Demoner 2014 is about us. And about the Norway we live in."


The National Theatre, www.nationaltheatret.no, 17.03.2014, http://www.nationaltheatret.no/Demoner+2014.b7C_wJLKW0.ips

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 12/12-2013

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

Performance dates
February 8, 2014 18:00 – Hovedscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Worldwide premiere