Billy Liar

Billy Liar (1963) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on a play by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, in turn based on a novel by the same title by Keith Waterhouse. In Norway, th play was performed using the title Nitten år (literally: Nineteen years). The production went on tour in the winter, starting in Bodø, and again in spring, starting in Porsgrunn.

John Lennart Mjøen directed it.

Erik Øksnes played the role of Billy Fisher.


(Objekt ID 76895)
Object type Production
Premiere January 8, 1963
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Audience Adults, Youth
Number of events 110
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period January 8, 1963  —  May 31, 1963


The Norwegian Touring Theatre's archive, donated by The Norwegian Touring Theatre 23.08.2017

Contributors (16)
Name Role
Willis Hall – Playwright
Keith Waterhouse – Playwright
Odd Bang-Hansen – Translation
Jon Lennart Mjøen – Direction
Kirsten Stenbæk – Stage design
Ragnhild Engebret – Costume design
Helga Backe – Actor (Florence Boothroyd)
Kolbjørn Brenda – Actor (Geoffrey Fisher)
Gerda Diesen – Actor (Alice Fisher)
Bjørg Engh – Actor (Barbara)
Inger Heldal – Actor (Rita)
Noralv Teigen – Actor (Arthur Crabtree)
Erik Øksnes – Actor (Billy Fisher)
Julie Øksnes – Actor (Liz)
Lars Fearnley – Technical director
Kolbjørn Brenda – Tour manager
Performance dates
January 8, 1963Riksteatret – Opening night