Reply to a Letter from Helga

Reply to a Letter from Helga (2019) was a theatre production by Hordaland Theatre, based on the novel by Bergsveinn Birgisson, in a theatrical adaption by Stig Amdam. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Logen and on tour with The Norwegian Touring Theatre.

Stig Amdam directed it.

Helge Jordal played the role of Bjarne.

Ragnhild Gudbrandsen played the role of Helga.


(Objekt ID 90215)
Object type Production
Premiere May 21, 2019
Produced by Det Vestnorske Teateret
In collaboration with The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Reply to a Letter from Helga by Bergsveinn Birgisson
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre
Running period May 21, 2019  
Website Hordaland Teater

At the website of Hordaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Reply to a Letter from Helga:

"The life of the proud sheep farmer Bjarne goes towards its end. But before he can start his last journey, he needs to confront himself, the choices he made, the life he led and the life he didn't dare living. It becomes a juicy story about love and struggle, erotic memories mixed with tales of hidden bodies, short-legged rams and the day the Farmall tractor arrived.

The Icelandic success novel Reply to a Letter from Helga by the Bergen-based Bergsveinn Birgisson has been translated into several languages and was nominated for Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2012. It now becomes a theatre production at Hordaland Theatre, with two of the leading actors in Norway, Helge Jordal and Ragnhild Gudbrandsen."


Hordaland Theatre,, 28.12.2018,

Performance dates
February 23, 2021Logen New opening
September 18, 2019Kinosal, Ørsta Kulturhus Tour Premiere
May 21, 2019Logen National premiere, Norway