HyPer i Egypt* (HyPer in Egypt)

HyPer i Egypt* (HyPer in Egypt) (2018) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on books by Thor Soltvedt. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

Petter Næss directed it.

HyPer i Egypt is mainly based on the book by the same title, but also includes inspiration and events from other books in the same series.

HyPer i Egypt was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the best production for children category.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 85886)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 17, 2018
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on HyPer i Egypt* (HyPer in Egypt) by Thor Soltvedt
Audience Children (from 7)
Audience size 4361
Number of events 28
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children
Running period Navember 17, 2018  
Website DET NORSKE TEATRET
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At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about HyPer i Egypt* (HyPer in Egypt):

"Per Viggo is unable to sit still, at home and at school. He says he has ants in his underpants. Around him, crazy things keep happening. In school, the others call him HyPer.

The headmaster, Grå (literally: Grey) and the teacher, Vera, don't know what to do with HyPer. With humour and love, writer Thor Soltvedt describes the noisy bird who, despite being unable to sitt still, blossoms and finds his direction. Through writing, HyPer and the headmaster discover that they share a strong interest in the old Egypt, with its Pharaohs, pyramids and grave chambers. This is the beginning of a friendship that eventually leads the two to a dramatic journey back in Egyptian history."

In a press release from The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about HyPer i Egypt:

"The family and the youngest can visit both the main stage and Scene 2 this autumn. At the main stage, a new fairytale project is sailing in. Nila og den lange reisa* (Nila and the great journey) is the title of a recently written play based on fairytales from all over the world, making up a story about the power of imagination. Nila is fleeing war with her grandfather, and along they have brought their abilities to see colours and magic in a situation that is rather hopeless. In Scene 2, we get to meet HyPer. He is ten years old and has ants in his pants. In school, he is the troublesome child in his class, and essentially, the response he gets is negative. But then his headmaster discovers that they share an interest in the old Egypt. Petter Næss directs HyPer i Egypt, based on Thor Soltvedt's popular books about HyPer."

SOURCES:

Press release from The Norwegian Theatre 10.04.2018, www.mynewsdesk.com, 11.04.2018, http://www.mynewsdesk.com/no/det-norske-teatret/pressreleases/teaterhausten-paa-det-norske-teatret-er-klar-2472451

The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 11.04.2018, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/hyper-i-egypt/

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

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Performance dates
Navember 17, 2018Scene 2 – Worldwide premiere