The Revelation

Premiére date22 Feb. 2019
Produced byThe Norwegian Theatre
Based onThe Revelation by Mattias Andersson
LanguageNorwegian Nynorsk
Running period22 Feb. 2019  
WebsiteDet Norske Teatret

About The Revelation

The Revelation (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Mattias Andersson. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

Nina Wester directed it.

Read more


View less

View all

Performance dates

  • Images (0)
  • Video (0)
  • Audio (0)
  • Files (0)

    More about The Revelation

    At the webpage of The Norwegian Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Revelation:

    "We live in a new age. The family, the nation and God have returned to humans on Earth. Three people are tested by what they think are higher powers. What is real, what is true? How should one meet the convictions of others? Is it possible that a god tries to tell us something we don't understand?

    A family man, midlife, well situated in the upper layers of society, has a vision of performing a holy sacrifice. The action will make him misunderstood in society, and an outcast among those closest to him: He is to give all his love and intimacy to the beggar Maria. In the garbage storage room nearby two brothers, who are drug addicts, argue who was their parents' favourite. A 17-year-old girl has received a calling to start a holy war, to save the country. Whereas Maria, the only one who has actually led a life in faith, despite all her suffering, has started to doubt.


    The Revelation is a mysterious, yet powerful contemporary analysis, both a vision of doom and a dream play with biblical references. With a pitch-dark, absurd sense of humour, social and existential issues intersect. In Greek, the same word is used for revelation and apocalypse, and doomsday is definitely near in playwright Mattias Anderson's sombre contemporary drama. Anderson has been called Sweden's most exciting contemporary playwright, and the play was well received by the media after opening at The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm in 2017."


    The Norwegian Theatre,, 03.01.2019,