Purpur og gull* (Purple and Gold)

Purpur og gull* (Purple and Gold)(2004) was a theatre production produced by Trøndelag Theatre, based on music and lyrics by Åge Aleksandersen, adapted for the theatre by Hans-Magnus Ystgaard.

Catrine Telle directed it.

At the webpage of Trøndelag Theatre, the following, among other things, is written about Purpur og gull:

"Boy meets girl. Burning desire leads them to the altar. But everyday life interrupts. It is filled with arguments and disagreements. About children - and about trivial banalities. Love is tested even more when an unexpected accident turns their lives upside-down. Slowly they approach each other again. And they can share a little miracle - in the end."

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

Information

(Objekt ID 8845)
Object type Production
Premiere January 29, 2004
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on Purpur og gull by Hans-Magnus Ystgaard, Åge Aleksandersen
Audience Adults, Youth
Audience size 49556
Number of events 141
Language Norwegian
Expressions Musical theatre
Running period January 29, 2004  
More

Purpur og gull* (Purple and Gold) by Trøndelag Theatre won The Hedda Award 2004 in the production of the year.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The production of the year was an outstanding audience success. It delighted and it entertained, but it did not hesitate in grabbing hold of some of human life's most serious challenges either. And it managed to do that in a playful, light and effortless manner, and best of all - without ever getting trapped in the dangers of sentimentality and banality. A good, efficient and inventive direction, an ensemble performing their characters with true joy in jesting and an unexpected explosion of a debut with a joy in acting and an energy surplus which took the audience with storm.

When one adds that the production was solidly anchored locally while being universal, and that it was so popular it will be revived at the theatre this autumn, several may have guessed that the production of the year is Purpur og gull* (Purple and Gold) at Trøndelag Theatre, directed by the artistic director of the theatre herself, Catrine Telle, and with Bjarne Brøndbo, Harald Brenna, Helle Ottesen, Øyvind Brandtzæg and Ingrid Bergstrøm in the roles."

Sources:

Trøndelag Theatre, www.trondelag-teater.no, 23.10.2012, http://www.trondelag-teater.no/forestilling.php?id=355

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2004, www.sceneweb.no, 24.10.2012, http://www.sceneweb.no/en/awarding/23869/Heddaprisen_2004-2004

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


Performance dates
September 8, 2004Gamle Scene – New opening
January 29, 2004Gamle Scene – Worldwide premiere
Press coverage

Martin Nordvik, Adresseavisen

"With infecting joy in acting the everyday life description takes off and becomes a liberated as well as melancholy feast of rhythm in Purpur og gull* (Purple and Gold)."

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