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Kan nokon gripe inn* (Can someone intervene)

Kan nokon gripe inn* (Can someone intervene) (2017) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre. It is based on texts and music by Stein Torleif Bjella, in a theatrical adaptation by Lasse Kolsrud. The production will first be performed The Norwegian Theatre's main stage, prior to going on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre. The tour opening is to take place at the cultural community centre Ål Kulturhus in October 2017.

Lasse Kolsrud directs it.

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


(Objekt ID 67552)
Object type Production
Premiere January 14, 2017
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Audience Adults
Audience size 22895
Number of events 48
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Musical theatre, Theatre
Running period January 14, 2017  
Website Det Norske Teatret

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Kan nokon gripe inn (Can someone intervene):

"We are at a station somewhere rural. Most trains thunder past, but there is still life in the building, though it has seen better days. Here comes those who want to go away, to let off, who long for boyfriends to arrive, who seek to get in touch - or who just want someone to intervene.

Stein Torleif Bjella's characters and music lay the foundation for the production Kan nokon gripe inn. We meet the band with the mysterious lead, on their way into the world. Perhaps will they only be playing two stations away? The young pregnant girl, pulling a pram, who was once the most popular of them all. She's now waiting for he who is most likely the father of the baby she's expecting. The optimist is the one who always gets on with new hopeless projects. The conquest of the pregnant girl is next. The little one has, at advanced age, finally been moved away from his mother. He's searching for personal contact. He carries a flask and two cups.Sorgfrid (a made up name, in the line of Mourning Myrtle, Sceneweb's comment) and Hemnaren (literally: The Revenger) are married. Each on their own, they struggle with the loss of their child. He is in a rage, she is drifting away. From him, from everything?


Lasse Kolsrud has written the script and directs the production. Earlier, and with great success, he has created stories out of ordinary people's lives in ordinary rural and small town communities. In Songs of the Beehive (by Frode Grytten, theatrical adaptation by Lasse Kolsrud) we followed the lives of the families in an apartment building in the centre of Odda. In Sånne som oss* (People like us) (by Frode Grytten/The National Stage) we were provided with a perspective on three generations of inhabitants in the suburb Loddefjord outside of Bergen. In Songs of the Beehive, The Smiths gave sound to the theatre. John Olav Nilsen and his band made up the musical accompany for Sånne som oss. This time, Lasse Kolsrud has courted one of our very best contemporary singing-songwriting artists.


Stein Torleif Bjella has given words and music to many fates in rural Norway. Personally, he has returned to his home village Ål after some years in the capital. From here, he has really broken through, with songs about the soul of rural Norway. They are about ordinary people, all struggling with whatever it is they struggle with, and who, fumbling, and in few words, try to find their place - in love and in the world. There is uphill walking, there are minor and major crises, there is impossible love and there are long phases devoted to getting established. The songs used in the performance are from the records Heidersmenn (literal meaning: Good men), Heim for å døy (literal meaning: Home to die), Vonde visu (literal meaning: Sore songs) and Gode liv (literal meaning: Good lives), the latter of which was released October 7 (in 2016, Sceneweb's comment)."


The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 27.10.2016, http://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/kan-nokon-gripe-inn/

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

Performance dates
October 11, 2017Ål Kulturhus – Tour opening
June 15, 2017 20:30 – Hovudscenen , Heddadagene – Show
June 14, 2017 20:30 – Hovudscenen , Heddadagene – Show
January 14, 2017Hovudscenen – Worldwide premiere
Festivals (1)
Heddadagene June 14, 2017