Fever is a musical theatre production by Teaterkompaniet. Feber is based on poetry by Knut Hamsun, namely the poetry cycle Fever Poems and other poems from the collection The Wild Choir. The production also uses excerpts from other Hamsun texts, and music composed by Terje Johannesen.

Gard B. Eidsvold directs it.

Gard B. Eidsvold performs in the production, with three musicians.


(Objekt ID 67584)
Object type Production
Premiere 2016
Produced by Teaterkompaniet
Based on Fever Poems by Knut Hamsun; The Wild Choir by Knut Hamsun
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Musical theatre, Poetry event
Running period 2016  

At the website of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following is written about Fever:

"The production Fever is based on Hamsun's poetry collection The Wild Choir from 1904. The collection consists of 61 poems, including the passionate cycle Fever Poems, written by a 'sick of love and longing' Hamsun.

Based on this fever poetry, actor Gard Bjørnstjerne Eidsvold and the musicians Jon K. Rosslund, Terje Støldal and Terje Johanessen have formed the band Feber (Norwegian for fever, Sceneweb's comment) and made the production by the same title. As Teaterkompaniet now presents Fever we are served a total of twelve songs based on the poems (freshly composed by Terje Johanessen), whereas Gard Eidsvold reads texts from all of Hamsun's oeuvre and shares free associations concerning him as a poet."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), www.oslonye.no, 01.11.2016, http://oslonye.no/feber/

Contributors (7)
Name Role
Knut Hamsun – Author
Gard B. Eidsvold – Dramatised by
Gard B. Eidsvold – Direction
Gard B. Eidsvold – Actor
Terje Johannesen – Musician (Trompet og gitar)
Jon Kirkebø Rosslund – Musician (Trommer og perkusjon)
Terje Støldal – Musician (Bassgitar)
Performance dates