Shark Drunk

Premiére date29 Jan. 2019
Produced byThe Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret), The National Theatre
Based onShark Drunk by Morten Strøksnes
AudienceAdults
Running period29 Jan. 2019  

About Shark Drunk

Shark Drunk (2019) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre, based on the book by Morten Strøksnes, in a theatrical adaption by Ole Anders Tandberg. The opening is to take place at The Norwegian Touring Theatre in Oslo, prior to going on tour with its tour opening in Svolvær. After the tour, the production is to be performed at The National Theatre.

Ole Anders Tandberg directs it.

Jan Sælid performs the production.

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    Awards

    Nominations:

    The Hedda Award, 2019 Årets forestilling

    More about Shark Drunk

    At the website of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Shark Drunk:

    "From his harbour on the small island Skrova in Lofoten, Morten Strøksnes explores our relationship to the ocean. He has an endlessly rich material to serve up from, from legends, myths and old chronicles, to travelogues, scientific articles and poetry from many cultures. The result is a mix of lexica and fisherman's tales, and it has received a number of awards and terrific reviews all over the world. It has also been read by near 100 000 Norwegians, and it is translated into 30 languages.

    To us, who live in this wonderful coastal country, the ocean has a meaning of its own, and to Strøksnes it becomes an indefinite source of wonder, insight and amazing adventures, while asking himself: Considering that more than two thirds of the surface of the earth are covered by saltwater - why don't we call our globe for The Ocean?

    When The Norwegian Touring Theatre and The National Theatre join forces in turning Shark Drunk into theatre, Ole Anders Tandberg is responsible for the adaption and direction. At The National Theatre he has made a number of acknowledges adaptions, and at The Norwegian Touring Theatre he recently had great success with the theatre version of Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle.
    Onstage in our theatrical version is The National Theatre's actor Jan Sælid - about to give life to human and shark alike!"

    In a press release from The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Shark Drunk:

    "Morten Strøksnes has gotten almost 100 000 Norwegians as interested in the ocean as he is. Now, his book becomes theatre, adapted and directed by Ole Anders Tandberg. Tandberg's successes include making theatre from Karl Ove Knausgård's My Struggle. With Jan Sælid as the shark he lets the story about humans and ocean be told in a new way."

    SOURCES:

    The Norwegian Touring Theatre, 20.11.2018, www.riksteatret.no, https://www.riksteatret.no/repertoar/havboka/

    Press release from The Norwegian Touring Theatre. Blom, Mette Hægeland. E-mail; 13.12.2018