The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear (2019) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the book for children by Jakob Martin Strid, in a theatrical adaption by Erlend Loe and with music by Simon Revholt. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Tomas Adrian Glans directed it.

Hanne Skille Reitan played the role of the cat, Mitcho.

Olav Waastad played the role of the elephant, Sebastian.


(Objekt ID 90286)
Object type Production
Premiere March 9, 2019
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear by Jakob Martin Strid
Audience Children (from 4)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Performance for children, Corona-production
Running period March 9, 2019  
Website Nationaltheatret

At the website of The National Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear:

"Best friends Mitcho and Sebastian lead a peaceful life in the small town called Sunnytown. There is only one thing troubling their otherwise harmonic daily life: The competent mayor of Sunnytown, Jeronimus B., has disappeared, and his second in command, Qvist, has taken his place.

But then a bottled letter shows up, written for Mitcho and Sebastian. The letter is from the disappeared mayor, and inside it is a seed. The seed grows into a giant pear, bringing the two friends into a fast-paced, magical adventure.

The book for children called The Incredibly Story of the Giant Pear by writer and illustrator Jakob Martin Strid became an immediate success when it was published in 2011. The book is beloved by children and adults, and the spring of 2018 the imaginative, luscious universe were adapted for the cinema screens."


The National Theatre, 24.11.2018,,

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