The Girl, the Mother and the Rubbish

The Girl, the Mother and the Rubbish by Brageteatret was a production about living with a mentally ill mother. The play aimed to reflect all the people growing up in homes outside the ordinary and to show the importance of imagination, dream, curiosity and caring.


(Objekt ID 607)
Object type Production
Premiere January 11, 2007
Produced by Brageteatret
In collaboration with The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater)
Based on The Girl, the Mother and the Rubbish by Suzanne Osten
Audience Children (from 8 to 12)
Audience size 13910
Number of events 136
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children , Drama
Running period January 11, 2007  
Website Brageteatret

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Blackout No

From the play The Girl, the Mother and the Rubbish by Erik Uddenberg, based on a book by Suzanne Osten: "Sometimes I think like this: That in an ordinary, yellow house in a silent street, an Unknown Power has settled. One, no, two Demons."*

This is how the story begins. It is about the girl Ti who lives with her mother in a flat filled with rubbish. The mother is schizophrenic, and she has two invisible guardians: Polter and Geist. But Ti is a girl with imagination and around her is a neighbour, a teacher and a locksmith.

The Girl, the Mother and the Rubbish by Brageteatret visited The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater) in February 2007.

Source: The Open Theatre (Det Åpne Teater),, 28.10.2010,

*The quote was translated by Sceneweb’s Lillian Bikset for the database.

Other participants
Performance dates
February 17, 2007Hallen – Show
January 11, 2007Bragesalen - Union Scene – Opening night
January 11, 2007 – Show
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