Førstereis* (Rookie)

Førstereis* (Rookie) (2011) was a theatre production by The National Stage, the world premire of a monologue by Morten Lorentzen. The production was first performed in Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage. IN 2014 it was performed on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

Lasse Kolsrud directed it.

Helge Jordal performed the monologue.

In a shortened version, Førstereis was broadcast as an audio play by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's radio drama division, in 2012.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 61977)
Object type Production
Premiere September 24, 2011
Produced by The National Stage
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Førstereis* (Rookie) by Morten Lorentzen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Monologue, Theatre
Running period September 24, 2011  
Duration 120 minutes

At the webpage of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Førstereis* (Rookie):

"Night after night, Helge Jordal has performed Førstereis for sold-out houses at The National Stage. Now, he travels along the coast with the theatrical history about the orphanage boy Martin who escapes to sea.

We join him in his shifts on the bridge, on leave in Antwerp, celebrating Christmas onboard, all alone at the wide-open sea, and the meeting with the beautiful Christina from Rio de Janeiro, after which he is never entirely the same…

Førstereis springs out from the golden age of Norwegian shipping after World War II. An epoch when the opportunity to be a sailor saved many a young man."


E-mail from Ola Erik Blæsterdalen, 08.09.2017.

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 21.08.2014

The National Library of Norway, digitised performance program transferred to Sceneweb 13.08.2015

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, www.riksteatret.no, 09.10.2014, http://riksteatret.no/repertoar/forstereis/

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Performance dates
October 21, 2014Vadsø Kino – Tour Premiere
October 16, 2014Storegull – New opening
September 24, 2011Småscenen, now Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage – Worldwide premiere