A Tale of Terrible Times

A Tale of Terrible Times (2018) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre in collaboration with The Norwegian Theatre and Kilden Theatre. A Tale of Terrible Times is based on the novel by Olaug Nilssen, in a theatrical adaption by Toril Solvang. The production has its world premiere at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo and its tour opening in Kilden, Kristiansand, prior to being performed at The Norwegian Theatre the spring of 2019.

Marit Moum Aune directs it.


(Objekt ID 84673)
Object type Production
Premiere August 24, 2018
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret), The Norwegian Theatre
In collaboration with Kilden Theatre
Based on A Tale of Terrible Times by Olaug Nilssen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period August 24, 2018  

At the webpage of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about A Tale of Terrible Times:

"Daniel is three years old, and his parents rejoice in his abilities at singing and talking. But then, his talking stops. His laughter turns inwards. The little boy changes. For his mother, a battle begins, first to understand what is happening to the boy, then to get help in giving him the care he needs. Mothers are never to give up, it is said, but what is acceptance, and what is giving up?

A Tale of Terrible Times is a story without heroes. It is a story about all of us. Written with humour, anger and warmth. About a mother who must give much more love than she can be given. About a mother who meets harder times than she knew possible. In Norway, in midlife, in the middle of daily lives.


When The Norwegian Touring Theatre joins forces with The Norwegian Theatre and Kilden Theatre to make theatre out of this strong, personal and critically acclaimed novel, Marit Moum Aune is in charge of the direction. She is one of our leading directors, with assignments for TV, movies and theatre, and she has made audience successes out of Olaug Nilssen's Turn Me on, Dammit, Vi har så korte armar (literally: We have such short arms) and Stort og stygt (literally: Big and ugly)."


The Norwegian Touring Theatre, 24.03.2018, www.riksteatret.no, https://www.riksteatret.no/tung-tids-tale

Performance dates
January 26, 2019Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre New opening
August 29, 2018Teater- og Operasalen, Kilden Tour Premiere
August 24, 2018Storegull, Riksteatret, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret) Worldwide premiere