“You put Ane first, even though that was my child, my firstborn.”
It’s a bright morning. A woman and a man wake around the same time but stay in bed longer than they should, because the children are still asleep. Soon they’ll have breakfast, then heave their bikes onto the car and set off to where they went camping last year. The oldest daughter
has decided to stay home. She’s invited some friends round to celebrate her 18th birthday. Which is fine, because they’re sensible girls. And anyway, her mum has said she’d look in on them during the evening. At least, she said she would. But what if she doesn’t turn up?
THE DAUGHTER is a story about a family. About my children and your children, and the one who’s here only some of the time, because she’s mostly at her mother’s. It’s a tale of how everything can fall apart in one night, even when we all want the same thing.
THE DAUGHTER is our latest performance, and the second part of the pentalogy LIFE. The premiere was on February 23 2019 at Det Norske Teatret.
Script & direction: Toril Goksøyr and Camilla Martens
Sound design: Sigrun Merete Mongstad
Stage design, costumes: Olav Myrtvedt
Lighting design: Ingeborg Staxrud Olerud
Dramaturg: Ingrid Weme Nilsen
Casting, extras: Celine Engebretsen Stella Casting
Photographer/video: Kim Hiorthøy
Stage manager: Erlend Stamnes
Production worker: Gry Hege Espenes and Benedikte Karine Sandberg
Props: Ada Hesjevoll
Mask: Katja Langer
Costumes coordinator: Tommy Olsson
Sound technician: Audun Melbye
Light technician: Aleksander Kolstad
Stage master: Johan W. Schioldborg
Child sitter:Bolek Aleksandersson
Production assistant: Jonas Mailand
Decorations coordinator: Laila My Ananiassen
Workshop coordinator: Beate Madsen
Researcher: Lisa Johannson Skjelbred
Assisting lights designer: Kyrre Heldal Karlsen
Producer Goksøyr & Martens: Silje Underhaug Fosseli
Cast: Julie Moe Sandø, Oddgeir Thune, Heidi Gjermundsen Broch, Tuva Holen, Benjamin Haug Hagen, Casper Falck - Løvås, Mathea Josefsen, Sarah Bjørnebye, Amalie Stuve, Lea Mathilde Skar - Myren, Elina Panea Berg, Hannah Haslie Westenvik, Falk Karevold, Michael Rajaji, Teodor Ødegaard Jacobsen, Jørgen Dalby, Karl Albrigtsen, Mathias Jonstang Hordvei, Live Rabo, Mikkel Moen and Isak Mokkelbost Gran.
Cast soundtrack: Agnes Kittelsen, Kjersti Dalseide and Jon Bleikli Devik.
The performance is produced in association with Det norske teatret and Dramatikkens hus.
Main sponsor: Arts Council Norway/Kulturrådet
Other sponsors: Bergesenstiftelsen and Fritt Ord.