The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard (1979) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Anton Chekhov. The production was performed inthe venue the theatre used at the time, in Stortingsgaten.

Tormod Skagestad directed it.

Henny Moan played the role of Ranyevskaya.

Harald Heide Steen played the role of the old servant Firs, who at the end of the play is forgotten and left behind in the mansion. This became his last role. Heide Steen had been a central actor at The Norwegian Theatre ever since 1935. The remaining run was cancelled when he died.


(Objekt ID 41159)
Object type Production
Premiere October 4, 1979
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on The Cherry Orchard by Anton Tsjekhov
Audience Adults
Audience size 13248
Number of events 36
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Drama, Theatre
Running period October 4, 1979  


Repertoire at The Norwegian Theatre 1913-2014. Transferred to Sceneweb 08.09.2015.

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 01.11.2014

Name Role
Anton Tsjekhov – Playwright
Tormod Skagestad – Translation
Tormod Skagestad – Direction
Arne Walentin – Stage design
Arne Walentin – Costume design
Øivind Blunck – Actor (Semjon Pantelejevitsj Epichodov, kontorist)
Jon Eikemo – Actor (Jermolai Aleksejevitsj Lopachin, kjøpmann)
Ulrikke Greve – Actor (Charlotte Ivanovna, guvernante)
Unn Vibeke Hol – Actor (Varja, fosterdotter til Ranjevskaja)
Brit Elisabeth Haagensli – Actor (Dunjasja, hushjelp)
Johan Kjeldsberg – Actor (Leonid Andrejevitsj Gajev, bror til Ranjevskaja)
Henny Moan – Actor (Ljubov Andrejevna Ranjevskaja, godseigarinne)
William Nyrén – Actor (Ein mann)
Tove Skagestad – Actor (Anja, dotter til Ranjevskaja)
Nils Sletta – Actor (Pjotr Sergejevitsj Trofimov, student)
Harald Heide Steen – Actor (Firs, tenar)
Gisle Straume – Actor (Boris Borisovitsj Simeonov-Pisjtjik, godseigar)
Svein Tindberg – Actor (Jasja, ein ung tenar)
Svein Johann Ose – Musician (Gitar)
Margot Bjørkstrøm – Mask design