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The Vikings at Helgeland

  • Johanne Dybwads plass 1, Oslo
  • 815 00 811
  • September 10, 2018 - September 18, 2018
  • (5 Upcoming Dates)

Ibsenian Viking drama in a post-apocalyptic age.

Hjørdis is a conflict-hunting uncompromising and powerful woman, formed of a world driven by raw muscular strength and honour. Embittered by male advantage, she attempts to navigate her way in a society, which provides her no room to develop as she wants. When Hjørdis discovers that she is living a lie, she reacts ruthlessly, and demonstrates that she is willing to fight for what she believes in.

Henrik Ibsen’s early drama, ironically enough named Vikings of Helgeland, is an intrigue drama, a feminist manifesto and a family tragedy, which points the way for the rest of Ibsen’s authorship.

Ibsen set Vikings of Helgeland in pagan times, the Viking Age, in a society far removed from the safety and protection of the modern rule of law. The young and upcoming director Eline Arbo instead sets the events in a post-apocalyptic age; a post moral age, where our notions of rights and equality no longer apply.


The performance is included in the programme of the 2018 International Ibsen Festival, and will be performed with English subtitles during the festival period (8–19 September).

  • Last Updated: 06/28/2018
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