Co-production with Teater Uttafor World premiere: 2nd of December, 2019 Playing dates: 4th, 5th, 12th, 13th and 14th of December Collaboration: Wøyen gård Duration: 50 minutes
Cast and creatives
CREATIVE TEAM Playwrights: Madeleine F. Røseth and Jon Erik Myre Director: Julie Lindvik Composer: Espen Ramsli Fredriksen and Christin Grilstad Prøis Musical arrangements: Espen Ramsli Fredriksen og Harald Galåen Choreograph: Caroline Støyva Eriksen Costume designer and prop master: Madeleine F. Røseth Light and sound design: Chris Roch CAST Joakim Hermanrud: Jon Erik Myre Ket Hermanrud: Ingebjørg Nordli Thordis Voie: Madeleine F. Røseth Hege Voie (Mrs. Voies daughter): Nikoline Skaug Solveig Lassen: Caroline Støyva Eriksen Johannes Greger Holm: Daniel Frikstad Ester: Ninni Brynsett Sørum Miss Johansen: Heidi Ødegaard Mikkelsen Spikkern (Kjell Gunnar Bakke): Ragnar Bang Moe Chef: Anne Hovind Astrid (Kitchen maid): Synne Marie Schiefloe Hansen THE BOYS Pekern (Ivar): Ludvig Brekke-Tørrisplass Ola (Stælken): Magnus Dobbe Magne: Jens Steinmoen Bæck Prisen: Nicolay Ibarra Soto Kjakan: Magnus H. Sandøy Kjella: Sarim Azam Hjalle: Bjørn Michael Schiefloe Hansen Sjarmøren: Elias Strøm Blåsern (Arve): Niklas Skaug Jost: Henrik Sørlie Nordquist Gust: Emil Stenstad
PR Poster designer: Nina Visnes Poster and banner photographer: Mari Skaug Photographer: Kjell Tore Myre Marketing manager: Magnus Romslo Schreuder Lindvik
Wøyen gård in Bærum
Bærum Kommune, Destinasjon Vesterålen, Riksteateret, Vårt Sandvika AS, K. Bull A/S, Lions Club Rykkinn, Biltema Rud, House of Yarn, Extra Rykkinn, Bakehuset, Jula Sandvika, Kiwi Vøyenenga and Plantasjen Rud
Wøyen Gård, Harald Lilleås, Kari Gro Tveito, Rolf Hermanrud, Christin Grilstad Prøis, Harald Galåen, Bærumsspillene, Bærum Barneteater by Alice Sæbøe, Budstikka, Husfliden, Rykkinn School, deWangen-produksjoner, Rykkinn Fritidshus, Frivillighetssentralen dep. Rykkinn and all parents, friends and others who have helped or contributed to get this production up and running.
Christmas at Wøyen
by Madeleine F. Røseth and Jon Erik Myre
CHRISTMAS AT WØYEN is a play for the whole family, and will take place at Wøyen Gård in December 2019. The play is a continuation of the play «Kampen om Wøyengutta» written by Christin Grillstad Prøis, and Christmas stories written by Director Hermanrud in the 1950’s. We will be revisiting characters and music from the summer-play which had amazing reviews from newspapers, the audience and former children of the orphanage.
The year is 1950 and it is Christmas Eve at Wøyen Boys´home in Bærum. Children and adults alike are preparing for the big day, but strange things are beginning to happen. Is there someone the farm trying to sabotage the Christmas celebrations? Who can it be, and how will the boys save Christmas?
In the middle of the Christmas chaos, a boy is waiting to come home for Christmas. A wait that may turn out to be very long. CHRISTMAS AT WØYEN is on the one side a Christmas-mystery, and on the other a story of exclusion and loneliness during Christmas. For many of us, Christmas is a time spent with our families, a time where a mother, a father, a sister or a brother maybe feels extra important to have. But the reminder of not having a mother or father close by, or not at all, may have become even stronger for these orphan boys.
This is a fun, exciting and moving story about the boys and people on Wøyen farm Christmas in 1950. There will also be happy reunions with famous characters and songs, but you do not have to have seen this summer’s show to see this.
Come to Wøyen Gård in December for a warm and thought-provoking pre-Christmas experience!
“Once again, this group has managed to fascinate me for a whole hour! Very cozy story, with actors who draw you into the story in a very special way! I recommend everyone to get a ticket for the next performance. Bring mom, dad, kids and grandparents. Christmas could not have started in a better way!” – Vibeke Kaspara Meiland
“Beautiful, professional kids who embody the characters so well that I forgot I was watching a play! The interaction with the incredible adult actors, the stage, the lighting and the atmosphere, made the whole experience touchingly fantastic. This year’s Christmas mood is here!” – Lene Rygh
“We were lucky to see this play on Wednesday, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! It was such a good performance, they were very good, and of course, it brought with a tear or two!” – Mai-Britt Belgum