Mio, My Son

Mio, My Son (1989) was a theatre production by Nordland Theatre, based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren. The production had its premiere at Kinoteatret, Mo i Rana.

Per Møyen directed it.

Rulle Smit played the title role.


(Objekt ID 45854)
Object type Production
Premiere February 26, 1989
Produced by Nordland Theatre
Based on Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
Audience Children, Families
Audience size 6926
Number of events 31
Language Norwegian
Keywords Performance for children, Theatre
Running period February 26, 1989  

In Nordland Theatre's annual report for 1989, the following, among other things, is written about Mio, My Son:

"By using mechanical devices, projections, shadow theatre, masks, music and hand-painted slides of more than 200 metres in length, the actors had entirely different possibilities for expressing themselves than they would in any realistic performance.

Springing out from late renaissance/early rococo and assisted by expressive direction, the theatre presented a highly driven theatrical expression, something in the way of the 20th century's renaissance theatre."


Association of Norwegian Theatres: På norske scener, sesongen 1988/89 (literally: On Norwegian stages, the season of 1988/89). Published by Association of Norwegian Theatres, Oslo 1989

Nordland Theatre'sannual report 1989, donated by Nordland Theatre, 10.11.2015

Contributors (13)
Name Role
Astrid Lindgren – Author
Per Dietrichson – Translation
Per Johan Møyen – Direction
Bodvar Moe – Music
Halvor Schjelderup – Stage design
Halvor Schjelderup – Costume
Thomas Fasting – Actor (Onkel Sixten / Nonno / Kato / Speider 1)
Thomas Fearnley – Actor (Benkas Pappa / Kongen / Eno / Speider 3)
Hæge Manheim – Actor (Benka / Jum Jum)
Sven Nordeng – Actor (Speider 4)
Rulle Smit – Actor (Mio / Bosse)
Else-Gro Waallann – Actor (Tante Edla / Fru Lundin / Ånden / Veversken / Sverdsmeden / Speider 2)
Håkan Hede – Mask design
Performance dates
June 1989 visiting performance
February 26, 1989Sal 1, Kinoteateret, Nordland Theatre Opening night
Festivals (1)