The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death (1970) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by August Strindberg. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen (The Amphi Stage).

Edith Roger directed it.

Espen Skjønberg and Mona Hofland played the roles of the married couple, Edgar and Alice. The two of them were also married in real life.

The production also went on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre, during which 16 performances were given.


(Objekt ID 40357)
Object type Production
Premiere October 17, 1970
Produced by The National Theatre
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on The Dance of Death by August Strindberg
Audience Adults
Number of events 48
Language Norwegian
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period October 17, 1970  


Anton Rønneberg: Nationaltheatret 1949-1974 (literally: The National Theatre 1949-1974), Gyldendal 1974.

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 21.10.2014

The National Theatre,, 20.01.2017,

Name Role
August Strindberg – Playwright
Edith Roger – Direction
Arne Schau – Stage design (etter Per Schwabs utkast)
Per Schwab – Stage design (idéutkast til scenografi)
Lita Prahl – Costume design
Mona Hofland – Actor (Alice, Edgars hustru, tidligere skuespillerinne)
Espen Skjønberg – Actor (Edgar, kaptein ved festningsartilleriet)
Tor Stokke – Actor (Kurt, karantenemester)
Ingrid Valvik – Actor (Jenny)
Vera Hall – Mask design (Dame)
Per Karlsen – Mask design (Herrer)
Roy Laurendz – Stage manager
Jan Schwarzott – Photo
Mona Hide – Prompter
Performance dates
October 17, 1970Amfiscenen – Opening night
1970Riksteatret – Tour Premiere