The Jante Boy

The search of a murderer Det Dramatiske Udgangspunkt


Thy Teater


A young man, Esben Arnakke, goes to sea from ‘Jante’ – the provincial town in Denmark, where the ‘Law of Jante’ roles. He ends up in Newfoundland, where he kills a man in a jealous rage. Espen pauses and takes his life into consideration. Who is he, who is able to take another person’s life, and how did he get there? Torn and groping Esben puts together his memories of how he grew up in Jante.

A theatre interpretation of the famous novels by Aksel Sandemose.

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  • Jonas Littauer (Director)
  • Eva Littauer (Dramaturg)
  • Lars Egegaard Sørensen (Lighting Designer)
  • Simon Littauer (Sound Designer)
  • Nanna Bernholm Nielsen (Costume Designer)
  • Brian Hjulmann (Actor)
  • Poul Storm (Actor)
  • Stine Gyldenkerne (Actor)
  • Brian Larsen (Technician)
  • Efter Aksel Sandemose. Manuskript: Eva Littauer (Playwright)

All play times

  • Wednesday 31st May 8.00pm
  • Thursday 01st June 8.00pm
  • Friday 02nd June 8.00pm


Teatret ved Sorte Hest
Vesterbrogade 150
1620 København V