Mio, My Son

Mio, My Son (2018) was a theatre production by Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) and Nordland Theatre, based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren, in a theatrical adaption by Hilde Brinchmann. The production opened at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre) and toured the county of Møre og Romsdal prior to being transferred to Nordland Theatre and a tour in the county of Nordland.

Hilde Brinchmann directed it.

Iver Innset played the role of Bosse AKA Mio.

Amalie Sofie Ibsen Jensen played the role of Benka AKA Jum Jum.

Mio, My Son received The Hedda Award 2019 in the best production for children category.

Information

(Objekt ID 87881)
Object type Production
Premiere September 20, 2018
Produced by Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre)
Coproducers Nordland Theatre
Based on Mio, My Son by Astrid Lindgren
Audience Children (from 6)
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Performance for children , Drama
Running period September 20, 2018  
Duration Approximately one hour
Website Teatret Vårt
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The Hedda Jury gave the following reason for the award to Mio, My Son:

"The Hedda Jury has made notice of the fact that many of this season's productions have a political slant, in which the messages are snuck in sideways and appeal to the audience's emotions rather than screaming out loud. This year's best production for children is also an example of this.

It takes use of sound, lighting, costumes, masks and stage design in a way where everything is experienced as new, filled with expectation and life, despite the darkness looming behind, around and above us. The theatrical meeting in itself lets us withstand the evil surrounding us.

The stage effects are beautiful and they are used so dynamically naturally that one may first experience them as simple. When the history unfolds, the body is the first to notice the effect of the elegant combination of puppetry, physical theatre, storytelling theatre and the strikingly alive stage design. In thread with the textual material, the performance conveys how to find hope and comfort in sombre times. The adults who have exited this performance for children sobbing are not few."

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 15.08.2018

The National Library of Norway, performance poster transferred to Sceneweb 16.05.2019

Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre), www.teatretvart.no, 15.08.2018, https://www.teatretvart.no/program/mio-min-mio/

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 14.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/vinnere/2019

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2019, www.sceneweb.no, 14.10.19, https://sceneweb.no/nb/awarding/93019/Heddaprisen_2019-2019

Contributors
Name Role
Astrid Lindgren – Author
Hilde Brinchmann – Dramatised by
Hilde Brinchmann – Direction
Eirik Myhr – Composer
Paul Garbers – Stage design
Helena Andersson – Costume design
Jonas P. A. Fuglseth – Lighting design
Iver Innset – Actor (Mio)
Amalie Sofie Ibsen Jensen – Actor (Jum-Jum m.fl.)
Rune Storsæther Løding – Actor (Kongen / Eno / Sverdsmeden / Ridder Kato m.fl.)
Dagfinn Tutturen – Actor (Kongen / Eno / Sverdsmeden / Ridder Kato m.fl.)
Helena Andersson – Mask design
Performance dates
June 5, 2019 18:00 – Oslo Nye Trikkestallen – Show
December 1, 2018Hovedscena (the main stage) – Show
September 20, 2018 18:00 – Teatret Vårt (Plassen) – Opening night