An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People was a theatre production staged by The National Theatre in 1979, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Charles Marowitz directed it and had made radical changes in the play. It was controversial. Among those who reacted was Wenche Foss, who left the auditorium in protest.

Per Theodor Haugen played the role of Tomas Stockmann.

The stage designer was Lubos Hruza, who was also responsible for the costume design, the latter in collaboration with Ellen Andreassen.

May 6 1980, the production was performed as a visiting performance at Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Italy, during a theatre festival.


(Objekt ID 17343)
Object type Production
Premiere September 27, 1979
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period September 27, 1979  
Website Nationaltheatret, DigitaltMuseum

Requirements to venue

Blackout Yes

Photos taken by Frits Solvang of the production An Enemy of the People can be found at Digitalt Museum.

Sketches by Lubos Hruza for the production An Enemy of the People (1979) can be found in Margareta Hruza's private archive.


Digitalt Museum,, 30.05.2013,

The National Theatre,, 30.05.2013,

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 21.10.2014

The Hruza archive, donated by Margareta Hruza 26.09.2017

Performance dates
May 6, 1980 visiting performance
September 27, 1979Hovedscenen, Nationaltheatret, The National Theatre Opening night