Hundre hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets)

Hundre hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets) (2014) is a musical theatre production by Cirka Teater in collaboration with Trøndelag Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre and the jazz centre Midtnorsk Jazzsenter, produced in 2014.

The book was written by Anne Marit Sæther, and the music by Eirik Hegdal. Anne Marit Sæther and Kjersti Haugen shared the responsibility for the direction.

Hundre hemmeligheter won The Hedda Award 2014 in the best production for children and youth category.

Eirik Hegdal, Asle Karstad og Trondheim Voices won The Hedda Award 2014 in the best audiovisual design category.

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


(Objekt ID 38303)
Object type Production
Premiere April 5, 2014
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre, Cirka Teater, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with Midtnorsk Jazzsenter, Trondheim Voices
Audience Children
Language Norwegian
Keywords Performance for children, Musical
Running period April 5, 2014  
Duration 1 hour, 20 minutes, no interval
Website Trøndelag Teater

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the best production for children and youth award to Hundre hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets):

"The best production for children and youth award covers a wide and open field. There is necessarily a great difference between productions for the smallest children and the youth approaching life as adults. This year's winner addresses the youth, but at the same time, through a simple narrative effect, manages to describe the stages in a young life, from childhood to youth.

Through the merging of a fairytale-like fable and everyday life we are brought along on a journey through childhood and take part in events having shaped the child's mind and attitudes towards the moment when a crisis has to be handled - not by an uncomprehending child, but a reflected youth. Such a performance, with existential sombreness describing a child in development, is rare fare in Norwegian theatre.

The best production for children and youth award goes to Hundre hemmeligheter* (One Hundred Secrets)."

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the best audiovisual design award:

"In a performance in which the special emphasis is on the sensuous, musical and experience-rich, it is obvious that music, sound and the performance of songs are to play on the same team as the narrative and visual and to contribute to a totality. But it is not often that we get to experience such an innovative and at the same time as successful solution as represented by this year's award winner.

Newly written music performed by five singers who almost become part of the stage design, and who with their voices and individual sound controls improvise and manipulate a musical backdrop in real time, contribute to making this performance a sensuous experience among the rarest.

This year's best audiovisual design award goes to Eirik Hegdal, Asle Karstad and Trondheim Voices."

Hundre hemmeligheter was also performed during Cirka Teater's 30th anniversary celebration in Trondheim in June 2014. The autumn of 2014 it tours Norway with The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

At the webpage of Trøndelag Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Hundre hemmeligheter:

"Jørgen is 13 years old and his best friend is Mika. With Mommy and Daddy he moves into Grandmother's old house. In the middle of the moving chaos a box shows up, upon which it is written 'MUST NOT BE OPENED'. Inside there are thirteen letters - all of them addressed to Jørgen.

Mysterious, unknown letter writers give Jørgen clues to secrets in himself, in his family, in his life. It starts as an exciting enigma, but eventually Jørgen realises that not all secrets are good secrets. Good, then, to have a best friend who wants to provide comfort and support."


Trøndelag Theatre,, 01.04.2014,

Import from the list of openings 05/02-2014

The Hedda Award,, 19.05.2014,

The Hedda Award 2014,, 16.06.2014,

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

Performance dates
August 29, 2014Hovedscenen, Drammens teater Tour Premiere
April 5, 2014 18:00 – Hovedscenen, Trøndelag Teater, Trøndelag Theatre Worldwide premiere