Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt was a production by The National Theatre, produced in 2012 and based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Peer Gynt was produced at The Torshov Theatre.

Oskaras Koršunovas directed it, and won The Hedda Award in the best direction category.

Øystein Røger interpreted the title role.

Frøydis Armand played Mother Aase.

Kjerst Botn Sandal played Solveig.

Peer Gynt visisted Vilnius in 2013.


(Objekt ID 33724)
Object type Production
Premiere August 25, 2012
Produced by The National Theatre, The Torshov Theatre
Based on Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period August 25, 2012  

The Hedda jury gave the following reason for the award to Oskaras Koršunovas:

"If the aim is to shorten a text, starting with the end is not a bad idea. Then the middle is likely shortened. If the final scene is also already known by most, one ought to ask a loud and clear 'Why?' and 'How?' at the start of the performance, to get it started. The direction by this award winner does just that, and follows it up through excavating the demons of the antihero with excellent drive and a seductive expression. The characters are devilishly multi-coloured, and manage to be highlights of themselves because they together circle the main character in the maelstrom continuously threatening to sink the boat. In this amazing whirlwind of a performance there are quiet moments, in the eye of the hurricane, in the centre, too. There, nobody is at home, as it has been; our man has no core, he is not able to recognise love. We get something to reflect upon, but we are very happy for this rich reminder! This year's award for best direction goes to Oskaras Koršunovas."


The National Theatre,, 11.03.2013,

The Hedda Award,, 10.06.2013,

Performance dates
August 25, 2012Torshovteatret - Hovedsalen Opening night