Kalvø (2014) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, a solo performance by and with Are Kalvø. The production was first performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2. Due to audience interest, it was later transferred to the theatre's main stage.

Erik Ulfsby directed it.

Kalvø also was performed on tours arranged by The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

Kalvø won the Norwegian comedy award Komiprisen 2015 in the stage production of the year category.

A digital version of Kalvø was released by The Norwegian Theatre during the Corona crisis of 2020. You may read more about that here.


(Objekt ID 42964)
Object type Production
Premiere October 31, 2014
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Coproducers The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Audience Adults, Youth (from 13)
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre, Monologue, Comedy
Running period October 31, 2014  
Duration 1 hour, 15 minutes
Website Det Norske Teatret, Det Norske Teatret

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Kalvø:

"Are we who live here and now capable of doing anything great? Or are we simply too busy doing so much else? This is one of the things Are Kalvø tries to find an answer to in his first solo performance. He has scrutinised statistics from the time use survey done by Statistics Norway, and found the strangest things on which we spend a lot of time. He shamelessly uses himself as an example, and searches for signs for grand ideas during his upbringing, among friends, in daily life, in news, in politics and in sports. Something we must be really good at, better than anyone before us in the history of humanity. But what?"


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 26.09.2014

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 06.10.2014, http://detnorsketeatret.no/index.php?option=com_play&view=play&playid=426

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 04.05.2017, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/kalvo/?gclid=CPmgwoX-ktMCFceHsgod2_4AwA

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 21.10.2015.

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb 04.06.2020

Other participants
Performance dates
June 9, 2017 20:30 – Hovudscenen , Heddadagene – Show
Navember 11, 2015 – Tour Premiere
October 31, 2014 19:30 – Scene 2 – Worldwide premiere
Heddadagene June 9, 2017
Press coverage
Awards - Nominations