Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt (1962) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production was staged at the theatre's facilities in Stortingsgaten. It was revived the autumn of 1965, with some changes in the cast.

Tormod Skagestad directed it.

In 1962, Rolf Søder and Lasse Kolstad alternated in the title role. In 1965, it was only played by Kolstad.

Liv Ullmann played the role of Solveig. Lise Fjeldstad took over the role in 1965.

Astrid Sommer played Mother Aase. The role marked her 40th anniversary as an actress at The Norwegian Theatre.

Arne Walentin created the stage design, and when the production was performed as a visiting performance at Théâtre des Nations in Paris in 1963, he was given a French critics' award.

Peer Gynt also visited Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Germany the spring of 1963.

Peer Gynt visited Deutsche Shauspielhaus in Hamburg in 1965.


(Objekt ID 38042)
Object type Production
Premiere September 3, 1962
Produced by The Norwegian Theatre
Based on Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Audience size 69559
Number of events 119
Language Norwegian Nynorsk
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period September 3, 1962  


Repertoire at The Norwegian Theatre 1913-2014. Transferred to Sceneweb 08.09.2015.

Det Norske Teatret 75 år (literally: 75 years of The Norwegian Theatre). Oslo 1988.

Næss, Trine. (2009, Februrary 13). Arne Walentin. From Norsk biografisk leksikon. Found January 3 2014 at

Einar Dahl's private archive (performance program from the 1965 version), donated by Einar Dahl, 04.11.2014

Performance dates
1965Teaterlokalene i Stortingsgaten 16 New opening
1965Deutsche Shauspielhaus Show
February 2, 1963Teaterlokalene i Stortingsgaten 16 Show
1963Théâtre des Nations Show
September 3, 1962Teaterlokalene i Stortingsgaten 16 Opening night