Exit the King

Premiére date16 Feb. 2017
Produced byThe National Theatre
Based onExit the King by Eugène Ionesco
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsTheatre, Drama
Running period16 Feb. 2017  
WebsiteNATIONALTHEATRET ARKIV

About Exit the King

Exit the King (2017) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by Eugène Ionesco. It was performed in the venue called Amfiscenen, the Amphi Stage.

Stein Winge directed it.

Jan Sælid played the role of King Bérenger. He received both The Per Aabel Honorary Award (Per Aabels ærespris) and The Hedda Award 2017 in the best leading actor category for the role. Gisken Armand was nominated for The Hedda Award in the best supporting actress category for the role of Juliette.

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The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the best leading actor award to Jan Sælid:

"When everything works, a good actor may give the impression that the role was created for just him. Still, we know that such a successful interpretation is the result of meticulous concentration in and creation of the character within the frame provided by the director. And - not least - in collaboration with the rest of the ensemble. The role for which the award is given carries the performance - also because he finds the strength for his character in his fellow actors' reactions. Thus, his study of powerful people's decline becomes many-sided and intense, in the intersection between tragedy and absurd comedy."

SOURCES: 

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 16.12.2016

The National Theatre, forest.nationaltheatret.no, 11.05.2017, http://forest.nationaltheatret.no/Productions/Details/40870653-c61e-44e9-9607-34901762e9f0

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 19.06.2017, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2017

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2017