Revenge (2016) was a theatre production by The National Sami Theatre Beaivváš, the world premiere of a play by Sven Henriksen. The production had its premiere in Kautokeino, before it is performed on tour.

Rolf Degerlund directed it.


(Objekt ID 56212)
Object type Production
Premiere October 7, 2016
Produced by The National Sami Theatre
Based on Revenge by Sven Henriksen
Audience Adults
Language Sami, Norwegian and English
Subtitles Norwegian Nynorsk, Finnish and Sami
Keywords Musical theatre
Running period October 7, 2016  
Duration 80 minutes
Website Beaivváš Sámi Našunálateáhter

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Revenge:

"Individuals, families and local communities are tested when the mineral industry enter Sápmi for real.

Revenge is a musical theatre production dealing with ruptures in modern Sami society. Established attitudes and lines of thinking are challenged in meeting the new age and day: What is right and what is wrong? New choices force their way through. Which are the choices one has to make? What will be the consequences?


'There are no simple answers in conflicts about native peoples and nature resources. I have tried to show the'little'human damaged by a conflict in which the loss of a living is a threat. At the same time, I want to challenge old thinking that may stop a culture from developing. If a culture becomes static, it will die. The text is written with much love for Sami culture, but it is also a statement of opinion in the topical debate of majority society's pressure towards one of the most vulnerable agricultures in the world',playwright Sven Henriksen says."


The Norwegian Theatre,, 07.06.2016,

The list of openings

Performance dates
October 31, 2016Alta kultursal Show
October 30, 2016Thon Hotel Kautokeino, The National Sami Theatre Show
October 7, 2016 19:00 – Thon Hotel Kautokeino, The National Sami Theatre Worldwide premiere