The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death (2019) was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre and The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag, based on the play by August Strindberg. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Studioscenen.

Fredrik Longva directed it.

Madeleine Brandtzæg Nilsen and Øyvind Brandtzæg played the roles of the married couple Alice and Edgar. The two actors are also married in real life.

The Dance of Death received four nominations for The Hedda Award 2020. The production was nominated in the production of the year category. Longva was nominated in the best direction category, whereas Brandtzæg Nilsen and Brandtzæg were nominated in the best leading acress and best leading actor categories.


(Objekt ID 90098)
Object type Production
Premiere Navember 2, 2019
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre, The Touring Theatre of Trøndelag
Based on The Dance of Death by August Strindberg
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period Navember 2, 2019  


Trøndelag Theatre, 23.11.2018,,

Trøndelag Theatre,, 08.10.19,

The Hedda Award,, 16.07.20,

Name Role
August Strindberg – Playwright
Fredrik Longva – Direction
Mina Rype Stokke – Dramaturge
Katrin Bombe – Stage design
Katrin Bombe – Costume design
Mikael Gullikstad – Sound design
Roger Indgul – Lighting design
Øyvind Brandtzæg – Actor (Edgar)
Ole Christian Gullvåg – Actor (Kurt)
Madeleine Brandtzæg Nilsen – Actor (Alice)
Karianne Barstad – Props
Line Åmli – Stage manager
Ole Ekker – Photo
Pål Joakim Simonsen – Stage Manager
Silje Aurora Løkken – Prompter
Ingrid Nyhus – Prompter
Performance dates
February 15, 2020Dampsaga Kulturhus – Tour Premiere
Navember 2, 2019Studioscenen – Opening night