Dikt & førbainna løgn* (Poetry and damned lies)

Premiére date4 Mar. 1977
Produced byThe Arctic Theatre
Based onDikt & førbainna løgn* (Poetry and damned lies) by Klaus Hagerup
LanguageNorwegian dialect
ExpressionsPolitical Theatre, Theatre
Running period1977  
WebsiteHålogaland Teater

About Dikt & førbainna løgn* (Poetry and damned lies)

Dikt & førbainna løgn* (Poetry and damned lies) (1977) was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, the world premiere of a play by Klaus Hagerup.

Pål Løkkeberg directed it.

Dikt & førbainna løgn was based on an actual workplace conflict in Bodø from 1976 (called Krysset-konflikten, the Krysset conflict), where two young women were fired from the grocery store they worked for after a strike. The reason for the strike was that the women wanted to join a union, whereas their employer did not accept this. The production became controversial due to its political content.

The song Ellinors vise was written for the production.

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

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  • 4 Mar. 1977 - Worldwide premiere
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More about Dikt & førbainna løgn* (Poetry and damned lies)


The Arctic Theatre, halogalandteater.no, 20.06.2017, http://halogalandteater.no/produksjon/dikt-forbainna-logn

Eilertsen, Jens Harald: Polare scener. Nordnorsk teaterhistorie 1971-2000 (literally: Arctic stages. Northern Norwegian theatre history 1971-2000), published by Orkana forlag 2005