Creative team

Marit Moum Aune – Director

Mari Vatne Kjeldstadli – Dramaturg

Erlend Birkeland – Set and Costume Designer

Simon Bennison – Lighting Designer

Nils Petter Molvær – Composer

Leila Bertrand – Casting Director

Jan Christopher Næss – Voice Coach

Emnet Kebreab – Producer, Norwegian Ibsen Company

 

Cast

Edward Ashley – Lyngstrand

Kåre Conradi  – Arnholm 

Adrian Rawlins – Wangel

Øystein Røger  – The Stranger

Pia Tjelta  – Ellida

Molly Windsor – Hilde

Marina Bye – Bolette

 

Technical Team

Christina Johannessen – Company Stage Manager 

Kelly Rosser – Assistant Stage Manager

Vibeke Brathagen – Surtitle Operator

 

Biographies

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Marit Moum Aune became, at 20, Artistic Director of Avant Garden, a theatre in her native city of Trondheim, making her professional debut as a director with Stavinsky’s The Soldiers Tale. Since then she has become one of Norway’s most celebrated directors, working on a wide repertoire ranging from modern works to classics like Shakespeare, Brecht and Ibsen. She has also directed opera, musicals, ballet and theatre for radio. She became recognized as a choreographer, both in Norway and internationally, with Ghost (2014) and Hedda Gabler (2017) for the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo. Ghost was nominated for the Benoise de la Dance award at Bolshoi, Moscow, and was awarded Premiere Of The Year in Dance Europe magazine. In recent years, she has directed major drama productions for television, including the award winning series Harry and Charles and the critically acclaimed Struggle for Existence. Her many awards include: The Hedda Award, The Oslo Prize, Scandinavian National Theatre award, and the Liv Ullmann award. In 2018 Aune directed a very successful production of Angels In America at the National Theatre of Norway.

Simon Bennison trained in Music Composition at the University of Surrey, Lighting and Design at RADA and the Yale School of Drama, in Architecture at University of North London and Music at Salford University. Recent lighting for Ballet & Dance includes two productions of Le Baiser de la Fée (Scottish Ballet & Perm Ballet), Ondine (Bolshoi Ballet), Romeo & Julia (Royal Ballet of Flanders & Ekaterinburg Ballet). As an Associate to Lucy Carter he co-designed Titian:Metamorphosis and Ravengirl (Royal Ballet). And has revived Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon repertoire for the National Ballet of Japan, Canadian National Ballet, Darmstadt State Ballet, Polish National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Boston Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders and the Australian Ballet. Recent lighting for Theatre includes a Samuel Beckett repertoire for Gare Saint Lazare of How It Is Part 1, Here all Night, The Trilogy, The End, First Love and recreating the artwork Hello Sam by Brian O’Doherty. For the Print Room he has lit Title & Deed, The Dead Dogs and Ivy & Joan. Scenes from an Execution (Dundee Repertory Theatre) and In a Minor Key, were both nominated for lighting design awards in Scotland and Russia, and Before the Tempest … After the Storm, (Cathy Marston), and the Scottish Ballet Le Baiser de la Fée were filmed and broadcast for BBC3.

The Norwegian trumpeter, composer and producer Nils Petter Molvær has changed the face of improvised music in Europe in the past few decades, creating his own unique sound. He has also recorded soundtracks for many films, TV-films, documentaries and plays, and has released nine albums under his own name. His debut album Khmer (ECM) sold over 250,000 copies worldwide, establishing him as one of the leading voices of the new European jazz movement of the Nineties. Solo discography: Khmer, Ligotage (EP), Solid Ether (feat. Sidsel Endresen and others), Recoloured (remixes), NP3, Streamer (2002, live), Er, Edy (soundtrack to the film by Guérin-Tillié), Remakes (remixes), An American Compilation (compilation), Re-Vision (OST outtakes merged into an album), Hamada, Baboon Moon, Switch, Buoyancy.

CAST

Edward Ashley’s previous TV credits include The Terror, Sense8 and Last Tango in Halifax. His film credits include The King, The Lost City of Z, In the Heart of the Sea and Winter. Edward makes his professional stage debut in The Lady From The Sea.

Kåre Conradi last appeared at the Print Room in the National Theatre of Norway’s (NTN) Little Eyolf. One of Norway’s most experienced stage and screen actors, he is founder and Artistic Director of The Norwegian Ibsen Company. His awards include The Hedda Award for Best Actor in Richard III, Best Actor Award (Blå fugl) for Ibsen’s Love’s Comedy, Trøndelag Theatre Award for Hamlet, and The Continental Award for Stones In His Pockets. 

Employed at NTN since 1999, he has performed in over 30 productions including Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, When We Dead Awaken, Little Eyolf, Peer Gynt, League of Youth, and Stones In His Pockets, and was artistic director of NTN’s studio stage. Other theatre includes: The Wars of the Roses (The Rose Theatre), The Pretenders (NTN and The Royal Theatre of Denmark) The Glass Menagerie; Hamlet; West Side Story (Trøndelag Theatre) Singing In The Rain, Guys and Dolls and My Fair Lady (Oslo New Theatre and Folketeateret), and The Little Prince (Lyric Theatre Belfast). TV and Film includes a leading role in Netflix Original Norsemen, Boys Will Be Boys (Emmy nominated), Ibsen Centennial Awards, Wide Blue, The Philanthropist (NBC ); Arctic Passage: Prisoners.

Adrian Rawlins’ theatre credits include Three Winters, Her Naked Skin and The Miser (National Theatre), The Herd (Bush), Good (Manchester Royal Exchange) and House of Special Purpose (Chichester Festival Theatre). His many TV appearances include Chernobyl, Hard Sun, War and Peace and Innocent. In film he appeared as James Potter in all seven Harry Potter films, as well as Breaking the Waves, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, Undergods, The Darkest Hour, Woman in Black: Angel of Death, The Raven and The Railway Man.

Øystein Røger was born in Oslo in 1963 and trained at the Norwegian Academy of Dramatic Arts. He is a leading actor at The National Theatre of Norway (NT). Øystein has been a life time employee at NT since 1993, where he has performed in more than 70 productions including  To Damaskus, An Ideal Husband, Arcadia, Peer Gynt, Our Class and Cleansed. He is also a highly acclaimed performer of Jon Fosses plays.Together with Kåre Conradi he was one of the Artistic directors of NT’s studio stage (2000-2003). In 2001 they had the Norwegian premiere of “Stones in his pockets”, one of NT’s biggest hits ever. He has played the part of Jake Quinn more than 250 times, since 2001.Other theatre credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Seagull, directed by Terry Hands; Astrov in “Uncle Vanya” directed by Liv Ullmann; and recently The Wolf in the Rock’n Roll Musical The Wolf. His Ibsen parts include: Osvald and pastor Manders in Ghosts; Rosmer in Rosmersholm; Dr. Rank in A Dolls House; Rubek in When We Dead Awaken and Peer Gynt in the Hedda Award winning (Norways Olivier Award) performance in 2012. TV and Film credits include: Oslo, 31.august (Cannes film festival 2011); The struggle for existence; Lilyhammer; Acquitted; Occupied and Amundsen. Awards include: Norwegian Theatre Director Association Award (for his role as Osvald in Ghosts, 1992); Continental Award (Stones and his pockets, 200); The National Theatre Award, 200; Best Male Actor 2006 Hedda Award (Norway’s Olivier Award) for The Stranger in A. Strindberg’s To Damaskus; The Norwegian Theatre Critics Award 2006 for The Stranger.

Pia Tjelta last appeared at the Print Room in the critically acclaimed National Theatre of Norway’s (NTN) Little Eyolf.   Tjelta studied at the Oslo National Academy of Theatre,  making her professional debut at NTN,where she is now a lifetime employee. Her many roles at the NTN include the leads in  Hedda Gabler and  Anna Karenina.  Other theatre credits include; Les Miserables and the title role in Electra (Oslo New Theatre) and Peer Gynt (Gålå). Film credits include Mongoland, Buddy, An Enemy of the People, The Woman in my life, Mars & Venus, Angels, 90 minutes, Cold lunch, Amnesia, and the highly acclaimed Blind Spot which has been seen at major international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival( TIFF ) and thevSan Sebastian International Film Festival( SIFF). Blind Spot won the main award at the Copenhagen Film Festival and the Best Movie Award at Bratislava International Film Festival.  TV credits include Hombres, The Code Name Hunter, A Good Number Two, Next Summer, Hidden and State of Happiness, which won two awards at the Cannes Film Festival.  In 2018 Tjelta won both the Wenche Foss’ Honourary Award and the Silver Shell Award for Best actress for Blind Spot at the San Sebastian Film Festival. 

Molly Windsor won the 2018 Leading Actress BAFTA Award for Three Girls. Her TV credits include Cheat and The Unloved, and Film credits: Make Up, The Runaways and Oranges and Sunshine. Molly was also a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, and a Screen International Star of Tomorrow. She makes her professional stage debut in The Lady From The Sea.

Marina Bye trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama where her theatre credits include Machinal, Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Beaux Stratagem. Marina’s film credits include Breathe, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Absolutely Fabulous and Caribbean Dream. Marina is also one half of the popular comedy duo Siblings whose show at the Edinburgh festival last year won great reviews and praise.