Award Winner in 1999:
The Award Committee presented their award to Folketeatret for their marvellous fairy tale musical The Nightingale which, with its breath-taking set designs and the dedicated performance of all actors, appealed to the hearts of children and adults alike. Such an emotional experience is valuable in times where the flow of billions of pieces of information, threatens to make the hearts cold and also to deprive families of their close emotional ties.
As an antidote, director Preben Harris and composer Sebastian, who have had a long-standing artistic partnership, have successfully managed to create this marvellous musical for families with children. In this musical, with its brilliantly emotional music and well-written lyrics, and with his deep understanding of Hans Christian Andersen, Sebastian has contributed to a musical fairy tale that would have made the poet himself proud.
Folketeatret for their performance of The Nightingale