The Birds

The Birds (1997) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, the world premiere of a theatrical adaption by Ole Anders Tandberg and Nils Sletta, of the novel by the same title by Tarjei Vesaas, and with music by Fläskkvartetten. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

Ole Anders Tandberg directed it.

Nils Sletta played the role of Mattis.


(Objekt ID 46540)
Object type Production
Premiere March 15, 1997
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on The Birds by Tarjei Vesaas
Audience Adults
Audience size 25588
Number of events 148
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period March 15, 1997  


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

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 27.10.2015

Contributors (18)
Name Role
Tarjei Vesaas – Author
Nils Sletta – Dramatised by
Ole Anders Tandberg – Dramatised by
Ole Anders Tandberg – Direction
Erlend Birkeland – Stage design
Maria Geber – Costume design
Per Willy Johansen – Lighting design
Øyvin Berven – Actor (Guten)
Ståle Bjørnhaug – Actor (Jørgen)
Svein Erik Brodal – Actor (Mannen)
Ragnhild Hilt – Actor (Hege)
Gjertrud Jynge – Actor (Gjenta)
Marit Kolbræk – Actor (Kona)
Anne Ryg – Actor (Anna)
Nils Sletta – Actor (Mattis)
Nina Woxholtt – Actor (Inger)
Ståle Sletner – Musician
Marit Framstad – Mask design
Performance dates
March 15, 1997Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre Worldwide premiere