Meet at the Ark at Eight!

Meet at the Ark at Eight! (2018) was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on the play by Ulrich Hub. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Centralteatret.

Petter Næss directed it.

Meet at the Ark at Eight! was nominated for The Hedda Award 2018 in the best production for children category.


(Objekt ID 81314)
Object type Production
Premiere February 15, 2018
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on Meet at the Ark at Eight! by Ulrich Hub
Audience Families (from 6)
Language Norwegian Bokmål
Keywords Performance for the Family, Theatre
Running period February 15, 2018  
Website Oslo Nye Teater

At the website of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following, among other things, is written about Meet at the Ark at Eight!:

"Two penguins receive news that a major flood is about to take place, and that it will destroy the Earth. The two are the chosen representatives of their kind, and have reserved spots in Noah's Ark. However, they decide that they should smuggle their friend along, hidden in a suitcase, and suddenly, they are caught up in a long, madcap journey.

A humorous, philosophical twist on the story about Noah and the Ark, encouraging the audience to reflect upon community, friendship and God, without providing easy, final or correct answers."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), 12.12.2017,,

The Hedda Award,, 18.06.2018,

Contributors (20)
Name Role
Ulrich Hub – Playwright
Erlend Loe – Translation
Petter Næss – Direction
Lars Lillo-Stenberg – Music
Siri Løkholm Ramberg – Dramaturge
Siri Løkholm Ramberg – Dramaturge
Marianne Sævig – Dramaturge
Dagny Drage Kleiva – Stage design
Dagny Drage Kleiva – Costume design
Audun Melbye – Sound design
Rolf Christian Egseth – Lighting design
Helle Haugen – Actor (Due)
Johannes Joner – Actor (Pingvin 1)
Birgitte Victoria Svendsen – Actor (Pingvin 2)
Ine Marie Wilmann – Actor (Pingvin 3)
Julie Clark – Mask design
Karina Buchanan – Props
Bjarne Stensrud – Stage manager
Renate Rygh Pedersen – Prompter
Renate Rygh Pedersen – Choreogreographic Assistant
Performance dates
February 15, 2018Oslo Nye Centralteatret National premiere, Norway