Wills and Testaments

Premiére date21 Nov. 2018
Produced byThe National Stage
Based onWills and Testaments by Vigdis Hjorth
LanguageNorwegian dialect
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre
Running period21 Nov. 2018  
Durationca. 2 timer
WebsiteDen Nationale Scene

About Wills and Testaments

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

Kjersti Horn directs it.

Kjersti Elvik plays the role of Bergljot.

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    The Hedda Award, 2019 Årets forestilling

    More about Wills and Testaments

    At the website of The National Stage the following, among other things, is written about Wills 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/