Narvik

When the end approaches and the hour of reckoning has come

Welcome to the critically acclaimed musical, Narvik. Performed in Norwegian with english subtitles.


Hitler suffered his first defeat during the Battle of Narvik. Norwegian and allied forces recaptured the city after hard battles, before the course of the war changed to the abandonment of Narvik. One of the soldiers who left, a young boy from Liverpool, not only had to leave Norway, but also the love of his life, a young Norwegian girl.

When the end approaches and the hour of reckoning has come, what thoughts do you think and what do you focus on? This is how the play Narvik opens. It is a deep dive into emotions, regret, love, friendship put to the test and not least the war. Two friends in an impossible situation. In a radio room on a warship, life changes forever. Dark sea! Steel and water! Two young people are brought together and separated by the very same war.

Two young people are brought together and separated by the very same war. Foto: Erika Hebbert

The Battle of Narvik

9 April 2024 marks 84 years since the Battle of Narvik. Unlike in other parts of the country, the allied forces resisted the German invasion in Narvik over time. When the evacuation of the British forces was followed by the Norwegian capitulation on 10 June, the Allies had for periods dominated both on land and in sea and air. The Battle of Narvik has been called Hitler's first defeat in the Second World War, but victory slipped away towards the end. That the battle of Narvik has not had a larger part of our collective war history is strange.

Two friends in an impossible situation. Foto: Erika Hebbert

War Travels

Narvik is a part of the Bodø2024 capital of culture project War Travels, which seeks to dramatize the region's under-communicated and intimate war stories along the Nordland Railway.

War Travels will not only remind us of the effects of war on people and society, but also of how our past, present and future are intricately intertwined.

War Travels also include: Sona/Zona, Kappe land, Granitt and In the Garden of Arctic.

War Travels Pass

If you wish to catch the entire War Travels program in July and August 2024, the War Travel pass is recommended for only 675 NOK. The pass gives entry to all War Travels performances as long as there are available seats, with the exception of Walk In the Garden of Arctic to Engabreen.

If you want to reserve a place, send us an email with the date and title of the performances you want to see, and we'll fix it.

A limited number of passes are on sale now.

Duration 75 min
By Lizzie Nunnary
Translator Ragnar Olsen
Director Kim Sørensen
Music Director Johannes Winther Farstad
Composer Martin Heslop & Vidar Norheim
Music pre-production Fredrik S. Baden & Johannes Winther Farstad
Scenic and Costume Designer Gjermund Andresen
Lighting Designer Øyvind Wangensteen
Cast Christine Guldbrandsen, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen, Kristian B. Winther, Frikk Hana & Kari Nesdal Sandnes (musician)
Production Manager (2024) Karoline Solbakken
Stage & Tour Manager Wenche Bakken
Props Master Sissel Heien
Technicians on tour Magne Jøsevold, Frode Fridtjofsen, Sissel Heien & Johan Haugen
Driver & Text Technician Jim Ove Marthinussen
Marketing Trine Rimer, Hilde Karin Skreslett, Tove Hovind, Tina Ditlefsen og Yngvild Keilen
In collaboration with Bodø2024
Supported by Samfunnsløftet
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