My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend (2019) was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on the novel by Elena Ferrante, in a theatrical adaption by April de Angelis. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Maren Bjørseth directed it.

Ine Marie Wilmann played the role of Elena.

Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes played the role of Lila.


(Objekt ID 90390)
Object type Production
Premiere September 5, 2019
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre
Running period September 5, 2019  

At the website of Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) the following, among other things, is written about My Brilliant Friend:

"Elena Ferrante's great epic about Lila and Elena is now staged at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). The Neapolitan novels took Norway by storm when the books were translated into the New Norwegian in 2015 and the following years. We follow the intense friendship between the childhood friends Elena and Lila through a tough upbringing in Naples during the 1950es and up to our time. This is a wide-ranging portrait of an all-encompassing and universal shared experience dealing with big issues such as the struggle for power, women's emancipation and a class journey.

This is the Norwegian premiere of the theatrical adaption of Ferrante's epic work. The production has been given the Norwegian title Min briljante venninne and it is performed as two full-length parts."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre),, 03.01.2019,

Performance dates
September 5, 2019Hovedscenen (The Main Stage), Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) National premiere, Norway