Røde Orm

Presented by The Royal Danish Theatre, Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus 2017

Røde Orm – a magnificent Viking saga performed on the roof of Moesgaard Museum – is the result of a unique collaboration involving The Royal Danish Theatre, Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus 2017. Røde Orm is a spectacular outdoor performance of a captivating tale from the Viking Age. The show will be performed on and around the amazing, grass-covered roof of Moesgaard Museum by a large ensemble from The Royal Danish Theatre.

Røde Orm is an adaptation of Frans G. Bengtsson’s classic novel by Henrik Szklany under the direction of Frede Gulbrandsen. Audiences will follow Orm, the protagonist, who as a child is taken prisoner and kept as a slave on a Viking ship. However, with his hot temper, he is gradually accepted as a full member of the crew. The performance follows the exciting adventures that lead Orm on Viking raids throughout Europe and the Middle East, before his journey takes him to the castle of Harald Bluetooth in Jelling. In between raids and adventures, Orm finds time to fall in love, make enemies and form lifelong friendships.

Røde Orm will be one of the biggest outdoor performances ever staged in Denmark, and thousands of families and visitors will be able to experience this amazing event in the magnificent setting on the roof of Moesgaard Museum. The show is recommended from 7 years and up.

Supported by Købmand Herman Sallings Fond, Augustinus Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, 15. Juni Fonden and Konsul George Jorck og hustru Emma Jorck's Fond.

Røde Orm
Director: Frede Gulbrandsen
Playwright: Henrik Szklany
Writer: Frans G. Bengtsson
Scenography: Eilev Skinnarmo
Cast: Andreas Jebro, Joen Højerslev, Lars Simonsen, Allan Helge Jensen, Michael Brostrup, Rasmus Hammerich, Jens Andersen, Rasmus Botoft, Lars Lohmann, Lise Koefoed, Martin Hestbæk, Steffen Eriksen, Søren Poppel, Jakob Hannibal and Christine Gjerulff

24th May - 1st July

Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus