Chaos is Neighbour of God

Chaos is Neighbour of God (2017) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on a play by Lars Norén. It was performed in the theatre's venue Amfiscenen, The Amphi Stage.

Kjersti Horn directed it.

Horn was nominated for The Hedda Award 2017 in the best direction category for her work with Chaos is Neighbour of God. Emil Johnsen was nominated in the best supporting actor category for the role of Ricky.


(Objekt ID 70847)
Object type Production
Premiere April 29, 2017
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Chaos is Neighbour of God by Lars Norén
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period April 29, 2017  
Website Nationaltheatret

At the webpage of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Chaos is Neighbour of God:

"In a worn-down, seedy hotel in Skaane, a father sits waiting. His only company is the sole guest left, the one who refuses to leave though the party is long over - and the trains that pass, but never stop.

He waits for his wife, who is fatally ill and about to come home from hospital. For his youngest son, who is to come home on a leave from the psychiatric ward, and his eldest son, who tries to hold on to his sanity, though everything goes apart around him. The night is going to be long and distressing, and the family's anxieties, rage, love and hatred will pour forth from the darkest of corners.

Chaos is Neighbour of God is the second, free-standing play of Lars Norén's exposing and partly autobiographical trilogy about a Swedish family of the 1960es. Several years have gone by since we last met the family in Night is Mother to the Day, a great success among audiences and critics both, when it was staged at The National Theatre the spring of 2015.

There is no need to have attended Night is Mother to the Day to visit Amfiscenen (The Amphi Stage) this spring - Chaos is Neighbour of God is a free-standing story, in the same hard-hitting universe."


Import from the list of openings 02.03.2017

The National Theatre,, 05.05.2017,

The Hedda Award,,

Performance dates
June 10, 2017 18:00 – Amfiscenen , Heddadagene – Show
June 9, 2017 19:30 – Amfiscenen , Heddadagene – Show
April 29, 2017 18:00 – Amfiscenen – Opening night
Heddadagene June 9, 2017