Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot (1970) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Samuel Beckett. It was performed in Stortingsgaten, in the facilities used by The Norwegian Theatre at the time.

Bjørn Endreson directed it.

Bjarne Andersen played the role of Vladimir.

Tom Tellefsen played the role of Estragon.


(Objekt ID 40422)
Object type Production
Premiere October 7, 1970
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Audience Adults
Audience size 7836
Number of events 40
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre of the absurd, Theatre
Running period October 7, 1970  

Waiting for Godot was the first of a series of Beckett productions staged by Bjørn Endreson for The Norwegian Theatre. Tom Tellefsen took part in all of them. Bjarne Andresen was able to take part in the four first before his death.

Waiting for Godot visited Bergen International Festival in 1972, with Bjørn Endreson's production of Beckett's Endgame.


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 31.10.2014

Knut Nygaard and Eiliv Eide, Den Nationale Scene 1931-1976, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 1977

Contributors (17)
Name Role
Samuel Beckett – Playwright
Åse Marie Nesse – Translation
Bjørn Endreson – Direction
Snorre Tindberg – Stage design
Snorre Tindberg – Costume design
Bjarne Andersen – Actor (Vladimir)
Bjørn Jenseg – Actor (Pozzo)
Dag Sandvik – Actor (Guten)
Tarjei Straume – Actor (Guten)
Tom Tellefsen – Actor (Estragon)
Kåre Wicklund – Actor (Lucky)
Doro Walstad – Wigs
Geir-Arne Næss – Props
Stein Hamre – Stage manager
Ingar Nielsen – Stage manager
Arna Hammersmark – Prompter
Torill Steinlein – Prompter
Festivals (1)