Will and Testaments

Premiére date21 Nov. 2018
Produced byThe National Stage
Based onWill and Testaments by Vigdis Hjorth
LanguageNorwegian dialect
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre, Corona-production
Running period21 Nov. 2018  
DurationApproximately two hours
WebsiteDen Nationale Scene

About Will and Testaments

Will and Testaments (2018) was a theatre production by The National Stage, based on the novel by Vigdis Hjorth, in a theatrical adaption by Kjersti Horn. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Kjersti Horn directed it. She was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 for her work on this production and on Scenes from a Marriage, Rogaland Theatre.

Kjersti Elvik played the role of Bergljot.

Will and Testament was also nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the production of the year category.

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The Hedda Award, 2019 Production of the year

More about Will and Testaments

At the website of The National Stage the following, among other things, is written about Will and Testaments:

"When an inheritance is to be split, an intense, destructive family conflict comes to light. For years, Bergljot has stayed a safe distance away from her family. She now gathers her courage and her strength to confront her mother and her sisters. She wants to tell them what happened when she was a child, but painfully experiences that some truths will not be tolerated.

Vigdis Hjorth's award-winning novel provides interesting perspectives on how we tend to carry with us different truths about the shared history. The novel has resulted in heated debate about the divide between truth and fiction. The strong story also handles secrecy and taboos, and it describes shame, betrayal and silence in a moving, brave manner."


The National Stage, dns.no, 16.11.2017, https://www.dns.no/tekster-og-videoer/2017/arv-og-miljoe/

The National Stage, dns.no, 04.12.2017, https://www.dns.no/program/2018/arv-og-miljoe/

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019