Guest vocals on Gary Daly's remix of Antony.
NARVIK - a play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery
CURRENTLY ON TOUR IN NORWAY (Oct 2019)
Composer and sound designer with Martin Heslop.
MD for the tour.
Liverpool Playhouse 2016 and national tour 2017.
Produced by Box of Tricks
“Narvik is not like anything else I have heard in the theatre...
the stage is turned into a percussive instrument. Full of rich material... ”
★★★★ The Observer
“Nunnery's unique theatrical fusion of haunting music and poetic imagery...
With three musicians forming a ghost-like chorus, you watch spellbound
as Nunnery’s sweeping saga unravels”
★★★★★ The Stage
“The songs — from wistful, rippling sea shanties to lusty drinking anthems
and yearning rhapsodies — are pungently atmospheric, accompanied by
an on-stage three-strong band... It has a tang and a tenderness that linger.”
★★★★ The Times
"It is the music – a skein of electronically filtered shanties and ballads performed by Nunnery and her regular collaborators Vidar Norheim and Martin Heslop – that is used to most atmospheric effect... A thrillingly theatrical encapsulation of a little-known theatre of war.”
★★★★ The Guardian
THE SUM - a play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery
Composer and MD
'Thrillingly new....A powerful Everyman original that couldn’t
have been born anywhere but here and now.'
★★★★★ Northern Soul
The music, by Nunnery and regular collaborator Vidar Norheim, punctuates the action, both poignantly and with humour. Emily Hughes as Eve’s daughter and Pauline Daniels as her mother deliver beautifully sung ballads and the big company numbers fill the stage with light and energy.
★★★★ The Stage
"The songs which underscore or complement the action are plaintive, poignant and punchy in equal measure, and echo a wide range of influences, from spiritual, to sort-of tongue-in-cheek Music and Lyrics-style pop, to Joan Baez-inspired protest song.
★★★★ Arts City Liverpool
EP design by Jay Donovan
"Catering equally to fans of The Postal Service‘s heart-on-sleeve lyricism and Jamie XX‘s hushed, bedroom aesthetic" - -
David Hall, Getintothis
"a richly immersive electro-pop that's not entirely unlike The Postal Service on a downer following an italo makeover.
- The Skinny
"Vidar Norheim is more than just a songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in my opinion. He is a genius. Pure and simple"
- Ryan Martin, Jammerzine.com
Vidar Norheim creates songs on his vibraphone mixed with synths, beats and vocals. He is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer from Norway, now based in Liverpool.
X-Ray Eyes show’s Norheim’s songwriting taking on a new lyrical maturity, as tracks journey through childhood memories, grown-up relationships and loss of family members. Introspective themes and off-kilter images nestle amongst energised beats and synth lines, paying homage to such sonic adventurers as LCD Sound System and Sufjan Stevens. X-Ray Eyes has been made in Liverpool with producer Dave Berger of Outfit.
2016 saw the release of solo debut EP Blind Carbon Copy on labels in Japan, Norway and the UK. He can also be seen playing with Laura J Martin and China Crisis. He plays on many sessions including Stark by Mr Chop who Kanye West sampled on Freeee in 2018.
In 2014 Vidar was named by Song:Expo as Norway’s most promising songwriter. He has toured worldwide as a founding member of Liverpool's alt pop unit Wave Machines with highlights including Glastonbury, SXSW and BBC Electric Proms. He has also worked extensively in a duo with songwriter Lizzie Nunnery and is a frequent collaborator on her stage plays including the award winning and internationally successful, Narvik.