The Father

The Father (2018) is a planned theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, based on the play by Florian Zeller. The production will be performed in the theatre's venue Scene Øst.

Ketil Høegh directs it.

Kristian Fr. Figenschow Jr. plays the role of the father André.

Trude Øines plays the role of the daughter Anne.


(Objekt ID 80397)
Object type Production
Premiere May 3, 2018
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on The Father by Florian Zeller
Language Norwegian
Expressions Black theatre
Running period May 3, 2018  
Website Hålogaland Teater

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the website of The Arctic Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Father:

"In the play The Father by French Florian Zeller, the story is told in such a way, we see things with the elderly André's confused eyes as he struggles to understand an increasingly incomprehensive world. We also meet his daughter Anne, who must balance her life between her father and the demands of her own life, and her relationship to Pierre.

There are many stories about elderly people who lose their hold of life because of Alzheimer's disease. Hearing the story told from the elderly's own perspective is new. In The Father, expectations are often turned upside-down, creating an almost thriller-like tension. Eventually, neither he nor we can be sure reality is real.

The story of The Father is recognisable and universal. This is the story of love's cruelty and of limits to patience, often challenged when the role of the parent is turned upside-down and creeps up to break us."


The Arctic Theatre,, 14.11.2017,

Name Role
Florian Zeller – Playwright
Ketil Høegh – Translation
Johanna Coraline Jensen – Translation
Ketil Høegh – Direction
Per Martinsen – Composition
Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen – Stage design
Bård Lie Thorbjørnsen – Costume design
Øystein Heitmann – Lighting design
Jonas Delerud – Actor
Kristian Fr. Figenschow jr – Actor (Faren André)
Jørn-Bjørn Fuller-Gee – Actor
Guri Johnson – Actor (Laura)
Anne E. Kokkin – Actor (En kvinne )
Marius Lien – Actor (Annes mann Robert)
Trude Øines – Actor (Datteren Anne)
Leo Thörn – Mask design
Other participants
Performance dates
May 3, 2018 18:00 – Scene Øst, Hålogaland Teater – Opening night
Press coverage