Around the World in Eighty Minutes

Around the World in Eighty Minutes (2006) was a puppetry production by The Norwegain Theatre, the world premiere of a family performance by Jo Strømgren, in part inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days. The production went on tour the autumn of 2006, with its tour opening in Melhus September 2.

Jo Strømgren directed it.

Around the World in Eighty Minutes marked the 30th anniversary for The Norwegian Touring Theatre's puppetry division. Christine Stoesen had been an employee for all of the 30 years. In Around the World in Eighty Minutes, she was the puppeteer leading the puppet Jon.


(Objekt ID 48302)
Object type Production
Premiere September 2, 2006
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
Audience Families
Language Norwegian
Keywords Puppetry, Performance for the Family
Running period September 2, 2006  


Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 07.05.2015

Contributors (11)
Name Role
Jo Strømgren – Playwright
Jo Strømgren – Direction
Stephan Østensen – Stage design
Stephan Østensen – Puppet designer
Lars Årdal – Sound design
Stephen Rolfe – Lighting design
Gisle Hass – Puppeteer (Terje)
Kristin Oftedal – Puppeteer (Sjeik / General / Røykemann / Støvsugerdyr / Huladamer / Kyssejenter / Krokodille / TV-sjef)
Christine Stoesen – Puppeteer (Jon)
Paal Viken Bakke – Puppeteer (Toffen)
Knut Bry – Photo
Performance dates
September 2, 2006Kultursalen, Melhus Rådhus Worldwide premiere