Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt was a theatre production staged by The National Theatre in 1936, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Halfdan Christensen directed it.

Alfred Maurstad played the title role. He celebrated his 25th anniversary as an actor in the role, November 20 1945.

Johanne Dybwad played the role of Mother Aase. She celebrated her 60th anniversary as an actress in the role, November 7 1947. This was also the last role she performed, December 8 1947.

Peer Gynt was one of The National Theatre's greatest successes, and it was part of the repertoire for twelve years.

The production visited Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris in 1937, for two performances.

Peer Gynt (the first three acts) was revived in 1940. This was the first production to be performed by The National Theatre after the German invasion of Norway.

It was revived anew in 1945, in a run of 56 performances.

Peer Gynt (the first three acts) visited The Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen in 1946.


(Objekt ID 16651)
Object type Production
Premiere April 3, 1936
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Number of events 165
Language Norwegian
Expressions Drama, Theatre, 2nd World War
Running period April 3, 1936  


Anton Rønneberg: Nationaltheatret gjennom femti år (literally: The National Theatre through fifty years). Gyldendal 1949.

The National Theatre,, 18.10.2016,

Performance dates
May 1946Det Kongelige Teater i København – visiting performance
January 9, 1945Hovedscenen – New opening
April 26, 1940Hovedscenen – New opening
May 26, 1937Théatre des Champs Elysées – visiting performance
May 26, 1937Théatre des Champs Elysées – visiting performance
April 3, 1936Hovedscenen – Opening night