Jeppe of the Hill

Jeppe of the Hill (2001) was a signed language theatre production by Norsk Tegnspråkteater (now named Teater Manu). The production was based on the comedy by the same title by Ludvig Holberg. It went on tour in April and May 2011, with its tour opening at Danseteatret, Bergen April 20.

Magne Olav Brevik directed it.

Kevin (Kjell) E. Edvardsen played the title role

Kristin Fuglås Våge played the role of Nille.

Brynjulf Dammen played the role of the baron.


(Objekt ID 45017)
Object type Production
Premiere April 20, 2000
Produced by Teater Manu
Based on Jeppe on the Hill by Ludvig Holberg
Audience Adults, Youth
Language Sign language (Norwegian)
Interpreted to Norwegian
Keywords Sign-language Theatre, Comedy
Running period April 20, 2000  

At the webpage of Teater Manu the following, among other things, is written about Jeppe of the Hill:

"Jeppe drinks, is beaten by Nille, fooled by Jacob the cobbler, 'hung' by the baron, cuckolded by the taxman, and has a difficult life.

Jeppe is going to town to buy soap.His money 'burns' in his pocket, the summer day is warm, and the beer sold by Jacob the cobbler foams. It turns out the way it had to turn out. He drinks until he is broke, forgets his errand, and falls asleep in a field. There, he is found by the baron and his men.And so the nightmare starts…"


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 10.12.2014

Teater Manu,, 17.10.17,

Contributors (18)
Name Role
Ludvig Holberg – Playwright
Magne Olav Brevik – Direction
Solveig Engh – Costume design
Odd Halstensen – Lighting design
Brynjulf Dammen – Actor (Baronen / Dommer Hovmester)
Kevin Eide Edvardsen – Actor (Jeppe)
Kjersti Fjeldstad – Actor (Stemmeskuespiller)
Kristin Fuglås Våge – Actor (Nille / Tjener)
Ronny Patrick Jacobsen – Actor (Lakei / Doktor / Advokat / Tjener / Magnus)
Ole Kr. Kolstadbråten – Actor (Bøddel)
Hallvard Lydvo – Actor (Stemmeskuespiller)
Kjetil Rønning – Actor (Skomaker Jacob / Tjener)
Peter Schmidt – Actor (Futen)
Beata Slowikowska – Actor (Lakei / Doktor / Advokat / Tjener)
Christian Fredrik Udnæs – Actor (Stemmeskuespiller)
Agata Wisny – Actor (Kona til Futen)
Jolanta Stø – Mask design
Vigdis S. Peterson – Consultant (Tegnspråkkonsulent)
Performance dates
April 20, 2000Bergen Dansesenter, sal 1 Opening night