1980 - Aker Brygge

1980 - Aker Brygge (2018) was a theatre production by Statsteatret, produced in collaboration with Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) and Rogaland Theatre. The theatre text was written by Yngve Sundvor in collaboration with the ensemble. The production opened at Centralteatret, prior to being performed at Rogaland Theatre and on tour.

Yngve Sundvor directed it.

1980 - Aker Brygge is the eight production in Statsteatret's Norwegian history cycle of ten.

The autumn of 2020, it was performed for a limited number of spectators, due to Coronavirus prevention measures.


(Objekt ID 81311)
Object type Production
Premiere April 20, 2018
Produced by Statsteatret
Coproducers Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), Rogaland Theatre
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Corona-production
Running period April 20, 2018  
Website Oslo Nye Teater , STATSTEATRET

At the website of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following, among other things, is written about 1980 - Aker Brygge:

"Statsteatret brings you to the 1980es and the song of the free market. We take you back to the decade during which profitability, emissions trading, corruption, inside trade and 'milking the cow' became part of the vocabulary. The decade during which off-white became a colour, and we all became Poco Loco.

We meet the brothers Wilhelm and William, following their adventurous journey through the stock market, banking and property speculation. Not least we follow the brothers' culinary journey from fish fingers at their mother's, to the meeting with Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese and Japanese cooking in 1980es' Oslo.

Welcome to Fame, Sweet Dreams and Dancing in the Dark. We had Faith and met many a Material Girl who wanted to Take on Me or Beat It. And if Eye of the Tiger stared at us, we stared back. We all have a Hungry Heart so Wake me up before you Go-Go, cause I see True Colors and I am Walking on Sunshine, so come on, Let's Dance!, Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now, Take my Breath Away, Cause I Can't fight this Feeling, Baby, I am Free - Free Fallin'! We didn't start the Fire, but we all took part in The Final Countdown."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), 12.12.2017, oslonye.no, http://oslonye.no/1980-aker-brygge/

Rogaland Theatre, www.rogaland-teater.no, 08.08.2018,  https://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/1980-aker-brygge-samarbeidsproduksjon

Statsteatret, statsteatret.no, 08.08.2018, http://statsteatret.no/1980-aker-brygge/, 30.09.2020, http://statsteatret.no/forestillinger/1980-aker-brygge/

Contributors (9)
Name Role
Yngve Sundvor – Script (i samarbeid med ensemblet)
Yngve Sundvor – Direction
Morten Kjerstad – Dramaturge
Stig Håvard Dirdal – Stage design
Gard B. Eidsvold – Actor
Per Kjerstad – Actor
Cato Skimten Storengen – Actor
Kim Sørensen – Actor
Tomas Kvitvik – Photo
Performance dates
December 17, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
December 12, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
Navember 27, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
Navember 26, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
Navember 21, 2020Oslo Nye Centralteatret Show
June 15, 2019Sal 2, Kulturhuset Ælvespeilet Show
June 14, 2019Sal 2, Kulturhuset Ælvespeilet Show
February 9, 2019Scandic Meyergården Show
Navember 15, 2018 21:00 – Oslo Nye Centralteatret extra performance
Navember 7, 2018 19:30 – Sekkefabrikken Kulturhus Show
October 18, 2018 19:30 – Logen Show
September 29, 2018 19:30 – Høstscena, Ålesund Theatre Festival Show
August 14, 2018 19:30 – Hovedscenen, Rogaland Teater Tour opening
April 20, 2018Oslo Nye Centralteatret Worldwide premiere
Festivals (2)
Porsgrunn International Theatre Festival June 14, 2019
Vinterlys February 9, 2019