Ardèle AKA Cry of the Peacock

Ardèle AKA Cry of the Peacock was a theatre production by Det Nye Teater in 1950, based on the play by Jean Anouilh.

Gyda Christensen directed it and her daughter Lillebil Ibsen acted in the role of the countess. Christensen was 77 years old at the time, and Cry of the Peacock became her last assignment as a director.


(Objekt ID 22749)
Object type Production
Premiere October 15, 1950
Produced by Det Nye Teater
Based on Ardèle AKA Cry of the Peacock by Jean Anouilh
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Comedy, Theatre
Running period October 15, 1950  —  Navember 13, 1950
Contributors (14)
Name Role
Jean Anouilh – Playwright
Paul René Gauguin – Translation
Gyda Christensen – Direction
Kaare Hegle – Stage design
Ingeborg Guldbrandsen – Costume design
Marit Halset – Actor (Nathalie, generalens svigerdatt)
Lillebil Ibsen – Actor (Grevinnen, generalens søster)
Thorleif Reiss – Actor (Villardieu, grevinnens elsker)
Espen Skjønberg – Actor (Nicolas, generalens sønn)
Kirsten Sørlie – Actor (Ada, stuepike)
Liv Uchermann Selmer – Actor (Generalinnen)
Einar Vaage – Actor (Generalen)
Carsten Winger – Actor (Greven, generalens svoger)
Knut Thomassen – Director’s assistant
Performance dates
October 15, 1950Hovedscenen, Det Nye Teater National premiere, Norway