Translyria (2019) was a theatre production by Sogn og Fjordane Theatre, based on a manuscript by Frode Gjerløw, inspired by William Shakespeare's plays Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Richard III, Macbeth, As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew. The production opened at Førdehuset, Førde, prior to being performed on tour.

Frode Gjerløw directed it.

Sulekha Ali Omar played the double role of Viola and Sebastian.


At the webpafe of Sogn og Fjordane Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Translyria:

"The twins are born as girls, but one of them is a boy. The family is unable to see Sebastian for who he is, and he leaves them. His twin sister Viola fears that something terrible will happen, and she goes after him. She is shipwrecked in Illyria, her twin brother's inner world, and here, she gets to know the one she believed was so much like herself.

Director Frode Gjerløw has made a modern story based on familiar Shakespeare classics. At all levels, there are gender complications: A woman plays a man born as woman. A woman plays a woman who camouflages as a man. A woman plays a man who uses force against women, and a man plays a woman who is suppressed by men. All of this is good and well in the spirit of Shakespeare."


Sogn og Fjordane Theatre,, 31.12.2018,

Performance dates
April 12, 2019Teatersalen, Førdehuset – Show
April 11, 2019Stryn Kulturhus – Show
April 9, 2019Trivselshagen – Show
April 7, 2019Flora Samfunnshus – Show
April 4, 2019Sogndal Kulturhus – Show
April 3, 2019Saften – Show
April 2, 2019Årdal Kulturhus – Show
March 27, 2019Fjalerhallen – Show
March 20, 2019Operahuset Nordfjord – Show
March 16, 2019Teatersalen, Førdehuset – Show
March 15, 2019Teatersalen, Førdehuset – Worldwide premiere