An Oak Tree - av Tim Crouch

An Oak TreeBy Tim Crouch

Performance type: 
1 h 20 min

​When I say sleep, you’re free again.

When it opened in 2005 Tim Crouch's An Oak Tree changed the rules of the game, bringing into the centre of its action an actor who has neither seen nor read the play.  

In a performance of controlled virtuosity, the playwright guides that actor through a story of loss, suggestion and the power of the mind.  

No two shows are the same. Each 'vividly celebrates the live, raw, communal experience of theatre' (Financial Times). This is an audience experience like no other, and a rare chance to see the play that shaped a theatre landscape. 

Through the life of the play Tim has worked with some of the great actors in the world – from Frances McDormand to F Murray Abraham, from Sophie Okonedo to Laurie Anderson, from Geoffrey Rush to Peter Dinklage.  

At the Bergen International Festival, Tim Crouch is joined by actors Kåre Conradi and Vidar Magnussen, who will participate in one performance each.

Like nothing you've ever seen before and is impossible to describe without spoiling everything in it that will have you riveted to your seat, palms sweating.



After the performance Friday 24 May, same day ticket holders can meet Tim Crouch and co-director Andy Smith for a talk onstage. The talk starts at approx. 21.15 and will be held in English.

See also

​Tim Crouch in Truth's a Dog Must to Kennel at Den Nationale Scene Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May.


Den Nationale Scene


​Performed in English


  • ​Written by Tim Crouch

  • Tim Crouch, Karl James, Andy Smith direction

  • Pete Gill music

  • Francesca Moody Productions producer

  • Performed by Tim Crouch and Kåre Conradi/Vidar Magnussen

In co-operation with

Den Nationale Scene