Nothing of Me

Nothing of Me is a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, produced in 2014, and based on the play by Arne Lygre.

Danish Maria Kjærgaard-Sunesen directed it.


(Objekt ID 41375)
Object type Production
Premiere September 5, 2014
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Nothing of me by Arne Lygre
Audience Adults
Audience size 1305
Number of events 15
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre
Running period September 5, 2014  
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Nothing of Me:

"A woman and a man have met out on town. She leaves another man and their child to be with the new - much younger man. But this is not without problems. It is not without its dangers when a mature woman destroys her family and throws herself into a romantic adventure with a younger man. What if he doesn't want her anymore? What then?

Arne Lygre has written beautifully about life and love in something reminiscent of a dream play. The production met with great reviews after its world premiere in Sweden, among other places in The Guardian.

Lygre is a linguistic perfectionist, known for his particular choices in form and changing narrator perspectives. Throughout his life as a writer he has examined the theme of transforming identity.

Puts emphasis on poetry
Even though there is a lot of pain in this piece, there is an insuppressible courage to live in it, creating a kind of optimism, despite it all. Maria Kjærgaard-Sunesen mounts it within a landscape created by Mie Riis. The Danish team puts an emphasis on the poetic aspects of Lygre's text and has chosen a form making the performance an inner mental journey - and a beautiful visual journey."

Nothing of Me by The Norwegian Theatre represented the Norwegian stage premiere of Lygre's play. The world premiere took place in Stockholm earlier in 2014 using the Swedish title Ingenting av mig.


Import from the list of openings 08.08.2014

Sceneweb on the Swedish Nothing of Me,

The Norwegian Theatre on Nothing of Me,

Contributors (20)
Name Role
Arne Lygre – Playwright
Maria Kjærgaard-Sunesen – Direction
Carl Morten Amundsen – Dramaturge
Mie Riis – Stage design
Mie Riis – Costume design
Tove Svartsund – Costume (Kostymekoordinator)
Christopher Woxholtt – Sound design
Gyril Høgberg – Lighting design
Gjertrud Jynge – Actor (Meg)
Marianne Krogh – Actor (Menneske)
Glenn André Kaada – Actor (Eks)
Eivin Nilsen Salthe – Actor (Han)
Ingun Ihler Wagner – Mask design
Helge Fykse – Props
Pål Pande-Rolfsen – Stage manager
Kristin von Hirsch – Stage Manager
Ole Randers – Lighting supervisor
Iselin Ivarson – Prompter
Amund Sigurdssønn Karlsen – Prompter
Hans Kåre Sjøstrøm – Prompter
Performance dates
September 5, 2014 19:30 – Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway
Press coverage

Chris Erichsen, En smak av thriller (literally: A taste of thriller),, 08.09.2014:

"The Danish director and stage designer duo consisting of Maria Kjærgaard-Sunesen and Mie Riis has created a particular, quiet as well as powerfully theatrical, and at times film noir-like universe, which still provides the actors with enough room. But Gjertrud Jynge and Marianne Krogh are who shine."