Antigone (2018) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Sophocles. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Johannes Holmen Dahl directed it.

Sara Khorami played the role of Antigone.

Jon Bleiklie Devik played the role of Creon.

Antigone received one award during The Hedda Award 2018. Percussionist Elisabeth Nesset, composer Alf Lund Godbolt, lighting designer Norunn Standal and sound designer Vibeke Blydt-Hansen won the prize in the best audiovisual design category.


(Objekt ID 79838)
Object type Production
Premiere February 24, 2018
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Antigone by Sofokles
Audience Adults
Audience size 3422
Number of events 16
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre, Tragedy, Musical theatre
Running period February 24, 2018  
Website Det Norske Teatret

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Elisabeth Nesset, Alf Lund Godbolt, Norunn Standal and Vibeke Blydt-Hansen:

"The seamless performance is created when different elements flow into one another without interruption. Still, the spectators find that each element on its own is absolutely necessary for the whole of it. This is true for the production awarded with the audiovisual design award this year. It takes place in a large room with few performers and a minimum of props. The more important the music and the use of light become. To a large degree, sound and lighting define the production for which the award is given. Sound and light provide it with pulse and depth. The interaction between the elements give the spectators an intense experience of witnessing a Greek tragedy - which we, as it happens, do.

The award goes to Elisabeth Nesset, Alf Lund Godbolt, Norunn Standal and Vibeke Blydt-Hansen for Antigone."

At the website of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Antigone:

"The brothers Eteocles and Polyneices kill each other in a war for power in the city Thebes. Their uncle, Creon, becomes the new ruler. He declares that Eteocles is to be buried with honour, whereas the betrayer Polyneices, who attacked with a foreign army, is to be left where he is, to be mocked. Antigone, the younger sister of the two brothers, loved Polyneices as much as Eteocles. She is unable to bear the thought that one is to be left as carrion for foxes and ravens. As the only one, she dares to go against power by also giving Polyneices the last honour."


The Norwegian Theatre, 02.11.2017,,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

Contributors (18)
Name Role
Sofokles – Playwright
Halldis Moren Vesaas – Adaption
Johannes Holmen Dahl – Direction
Alf Lund Godbolt – Composer
Carl Morten Amundsen – Dramaturge
Nia Damerell – Stage design
Nia Damerell – Costume design
Vibeke Blydt-Hansen – Sound design
Norunn Standal – Lighting design
Jon Bleiklie Devik – Actor (Kreon)
Kyrre Hellum – Actor (Vaktmann / Bodberar)
Madalena Sousa Helly-Hansen – Actor (Ismene - alternerte med Renate Reinsve)
Gjertrud Jynge – Actor (Kor / Teiresias)
Christian Ruud Kallum – Actor (Heimon)
Sara Khorami – Actor (Antigone)
Renate Reinsve – Actor (Ismene - alternerte med Madalena Sousa Helly-Hansen)
Nina Woxholtt – Actor (Eurydike)
Elisabeth Mørland Nesset – Musician (Slagverk)
Performance dates
February 24, 2018 18:00 – Hovudscenen, The Norwegian Theatre Opening night