The Wild Duck

The Wild Duck (1942) was a theatre production by Trøndelag Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Trøndelag Theatre's head at the time, Henry Gleditsch, instructed it, and was meant to act in the role of Doctor Relling. But shortly before the planned opening October 6th he was arrested by the German occupation forces. He was executed October 7th.

Axel Thue interpreted the role of Gregers Werle.

Ingolf Rogde interpreted the role of Hjalmar Ekdal.

Siri Rom interpreted the role of Hedvig Ekdal.


(Objekt ID 41801)
Object type Production
Premiere October 20, 1942
Produced by Trøndelag Theatre
Based on The Wild Duck by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Number of events 28
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama, 2nd World War

Despite the execution of Henry Gleditsch, Trøndelag Theatre's production of The Wild Duck was still performed. The opening was delayed for two weeks. Kristian Hefte took over the role of Relling.

When curtain fell the opening night, the audience got to their feet and stood in silence before quietly leaving the auditorium. Nor was there any applause at the following performances of The Wild Duck.


Norsk Biografisk Leksikon on Henry Gleditsch,, 13.10.2014,

Trøndelag Theatre's repertoire database, donated by Trøndelag Theatre. Imported to the Sceneweb database 28.08.2014

Performance dates
October 20, 1942Gamle Scene – Opening night
October 6, 1942Gamle Scene – Cancelled