An Enemy of The People

An Enemy of The People (2014) was a theatre production by Akershus Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. It was performed on tour.

Bo Anders Sundstedt directed it.

Torgny G. Aanderaa played the role of doctor Stockmann.


(Objekt ID 39330)
Object type Production
Premiere September 17, 2014
Produced by Unge Viken Teater
Based on An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Youth, Adults
Audience size 8243
Number of events 43
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre
Running period September 15, 2014  —  Navember 26, 2014
Duration 75 minutes
Website En folkefiende - Akershus Teater, Facebook - Akershus Teater

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

At the webpage of Akershus Theatre the following, among other thing, is written about An Enemy of The People:

"Ibsen's piece on environment and freedom of expression is more topical than ever.

Despite the serious side of the drama, comedy lies slinking behind. A conflict between brothers and taking oneself too seriously make up some of the ingredients. The drama is told at high pace, with music, and is as much about our day as it was when it was written. Perhaps some of the themes are more important than ever. How much are we willing to pay for the environment? Which are the sacrifices we can accept, and when does it get personal?

Ibsen's An Enemy of The People (1882) is said to be the first 'environmental play' in the world. Dr. Stockmann wants to rid the town of the rottenness of its bath, but society's lies and silencing result in him ending as a protestor against the compact majority and the elite of the society. In his battle for truth, in the meeting with the society's institutions, the town declares that Doctor Stockmann is an enemy of the people and leaves him standing alone.

'The thing is, you see, that the strongest man in the world is the man who stands most alone.'


The production will be performed in a brand new version in which music will be important."


Akershus Theatre, 04.07.2014,

Name Role
Henrik Ibsen – Playwright
Bo Anders Sundstedt – Direction
Sølvi Edvardsen – Choreography
Dagfinn Carlsson – Dramaturge
Frans Friis – Stage design
Frans Friis – Costume
Raymond Enoksen – Sound design
Geirmund Simonsen – Sound design
Paul Vidar Sævarang – Lighting design
Ingar Abo – Light
Frans Friis – Illustrator
Bjørn Moan – Actor
Jørn Morstad – Actor
Kari Ramnefjell – Actor
Nina Schjeide – Actor
Torgny G. Aanderaa – Actor
Stine Bakken – Stage manager
Magne Gjeraker – Stage Manager
Anne Esbjug – Costume assistant
Håkon Karlsen – Technician
Other participants
Performance dates
September 17, 2014 19:30 – Asker Kulturhus
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– Opening night
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