Snow White

Snow White (2009) was a theatre production by Brageteatret, based on a new play by Espen Aukan, in turn freely based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale by the same title.

Bjørn Sæter directed it.

Hedda Sandvig played the title role.

Espen Aukan made his debut as a playwright with Snow White and was nominated for The Norwegian Ibsen Award for his text.

Information

(Objekt ID 66839)
Object type Production
Premiere October 16, 2009
Produced by Brageteatret
Based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Brødrene Grimm
Audience All (from 4 to 100)
Audience size 2709
Number of events 31
Language Norwegian
Expressions Fairytale, Performance for the Family, Theatre
Running period October 16, 2009  —  Navember 15, 2009
Website Brageteatret
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"Many children write us about things they are interested in and want Brageteatret to create theatre about. An 11-year-old girl sent us such a letter for a while back, and asked us to perform something about having only a little faith in one self, as she did. But that is what the Snow White fairytale is about, I thought. And so Espen Aukan was onto writing the text for tonight's performance", Terje Hartviksen wrote about Snow White.

Brageteatret's theatre production for families in 2009 was a freshly written version of the story of Snow White. It sprung out of the Brothers Grimm fairytale, but is to a larger degree adjusted to our time and day, and it was directed toward children and adults both.

The theatre production's Snow White has a father who is constantly travelling for business. She is left to a stepmother whose emphasis on looks is extreme, and who is strongly averse to the role of the mother. She flees to find comfort with cave-dwellers - like-minded and weary souls, but hearts of gold.

SOURCES:

Brageteatret, brageteatet.no, 12.05.2017, http://www.brageteatret.no/forestilling/snehvit/

Terje Hartviksen's private archive, donated by Terje Hartviksen, 06.10.2016

Annual report Brageteatret 2009 

Performance dates
Navember 12, 2009Ringerike kultursenter – Show
October 16, 2009 18.00 – Bragesalen - Union Scene – Worldwide premiere