Hunger (2020) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on the novel by Knut Hamsun, in a theatrical adaption by Anders T. Andersen. The opening took place at The Norwegian Touring Theatre in Oslo, with the tour opening in Stjørdal.

Anders T. Andersen directed it.

Preben Hodneland played the role of the nameless protagonist.


(Objekt ID 94721)
Object type Production
Premiere January 9, 2020
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Hunger by Knut Hamsun

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

"Hunger was first published in 1890. It was to become Knut Hamsun's break-through novel and a work initiating a new phase in Norwegian literature. Hamsun describes the physical hunger and the mental pain in the nameless main character in a way that makes it hard for the reader to forget him. Hunger is a classic in modern writing, and it has kept its power to fascinate contemporary readers.


-Who hasn't known the feeling of not quite belonging, or being overlooked by others. With Hunger I want to show how human it is to feel like an outsider, Anders T. Andersen says. He is to direct and adapt Knut Hamsun's classic for The Norwegian Touring Theatre."


The Norwegian Touring Theatre,, 24.10.19,

Contributors (15)
Name Role
Knut Hamsun – Author
Anders T. Andersen – Dramatised by
Anders T. Andersen – Direction
Dagny Drage Kleiva – Stage design
Mette Welle Jacobsen – Costume design
Kenneth Karlstad – Video/Film
Erik Hedin – Sound design
Øystein Heitmann – Lighting design
Julia Bache-Wiig – Actor
Sverre Bentzen – Actor
Preben Hodneland – Actor
Jørgen Wiig Salvesen – Actor
Petter Vermeli – Actor
Tuva Livsdatter Syvertsen – Musician
Emnet Kebreab – Producer
Performance dates
January 9, 2020Storegull – Opening night