A Charming Mass Suicide

A Charming Mass Suicide (2019) was a theatre production by Nordland Theatre, based on the novel by Arto Paasilinna. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage, prior to going on tour.

Bjørn Ravn Carlsen directed it.


(Objekt ID 86290)
Object type Production
Premiere March 30, 2019
Produced by Nordland Theatre
Based on A Charming Mass Suicide by Arto Paasilinna
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Comedy
Running period March 30, 2019  

At the webpage of Nordland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about A Charming Mass Suicide:

"It is midsummer, and - after yet another bankruptcy - CEO Rellonen enters a barn, with the purpose of shooting himself. In it, he finds the officer Kemppainen, who is about to fasten a rope to a beam. Together, they decide to postpone their actions, and after a long discussion the same night, they arrive at a solution they are both satisfied with: They want to gather suicide candidates from all over the country for a seminar.

At the seminar, a group decide to commit collective suicide, after which they embark on a madcap journey in a luxury bus headed towards'the realm of death'.

A Charming Mass Suicide was the fourth of Paasilinna's books to be translated into the Norwegian, and it unites all his typical traits: A humorous approach to sombre themes and great empathy for the most ordinary people's lives and problems."


Nordland Theatre, www.nordlandteater.no, 03.05.2018, http://www.nordlandteater.no/nc/forestillinger/kollektivt-selvmord.html

Performance dates
March 30, 2019Lofoten Kulturhus Worldwide premiere