Christmas at Wøyen

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
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
Producers: Jon Erik Myre, Madeleine F. Røseth and Julie Lindvik
Choreograph: Caroline Støyva Eriksen
Costume designer and prop master: Madeleine F. Røseth
Light and sound design: Chris Roch


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


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
Poster designer: Nina Visnes
Poster and banner photographer: Mari Skaug
Photographer: Kjell Tore Myre
Marketing manager: Magnus Romslo Schreuder Lindvik
Wøyen gård in Bærum
Funded by
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
Special thanks
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!

See playbill

Cast and creative team

Ludvig Brekke-Tørrisplass
“Pekern” (Ivar)

Magnus Dobbe
“Ola” (Stælken)

Magnus H. Sandøy

Jon Erik Myre
“Joakim Hermanrud”

Madeleine F. Røseth
“Thordis Voie”

Caroline Støyva Eriksen
“Solveig Lassen”

Daniel Frikstad
“Johannes Greger Holm”



“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