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This Child

This Child (2019) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Joël Pommerat. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Scene 2.

Jon Tombre directed it.


(Objekt ID 90330)
Object type Production
Premiere April 5, 2019
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on This Child by Joël Pommerat
Audience Adults
Audience size 828
Number of events 11
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Theatre
Running period April 5, 2019  

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

"Through ten scenes, similar to short stories, from different families, we get to look at the diverse relationship between children and their parents.

Everybody is somebody's child. Every family has a history. Every new child and every new family carry the hope of a fair future and the dream of a better life. A child can be a way of realising one's own potential, an accident or a strong wish. The bond between child and parent is eternal. Reality is rarely the way one dreams of, but it can have many - or fewer - happy moments. Raising a child is like forming the sand: You may try to shape it in your image, to make your mark. But it often turns out differently than you imagined, and it can easily go asunder.


In a high-rise, one finds all kinds of people and families. In 2002, when the French playwright Joël Pommerat was commissioned to write a play about being a parent, on commission from child protection services in Normandie, he used a high-rise in this area as his starting point. The text is based on a series of interviews with families, in addition to texts inspired by other writers, and it shows a sensational realism. In 2006, Pommerat was given a French critics' award for the play, which has later been performed by child protection institutions and by theatres in many countries."


The Norwegian Theatre, www.detnorsketeatret.no, 03.01.2019, https://www.detnorsketeatret.no/framsyningar/dette-barnet/

Performance dates
April 5, 2019Scene 2, Det Norske Teatret, The Norwegian Theatre National premiere, Norway