The Meet Cute
Clap Hands Let's Dance
True Colours
The Baton Between Us
Second Thoughts
Magic's Gone
The Tent
The Lantern


Composer: Janove Ottesen
Music: Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Script: Christian Eriksen
Actor: Christian Eriksen
Actor: Nina Ellen Ødegård
Actor: Matias Kuoppala
Scenographer: Arne Nøst
Choreographer: Therese Markhus
Costume designer: Christina Lovery
Make-up: Jill Tonje Holter
Conductor: Nick Davies
Musical Arrangement: Gisle Kverndokk
Director: Arne Nøst and Christian Eriksen
Lights and video Animation: Reidar Richardsen


Operaen, Oslo

We meet an elderly Tom and Jenny, who show us snippets of their life together. Through these glimpses of the past, we get to know their personalities, how their lives merged together, and what brought us to where they are today.

In 2015, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra brought Christian Eriksen and Janove Ottesen together to work on a truly unique project – they were challenged to write a symphonic silent play, lasting 70 minutes. After seven sold out shows, two prices from The Hedda Award (Heddaprisen) for “Best show of the year” and “Best scenography/costume design”, The Mute is finally ready for unveiling in Oslo.