Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt (1975) was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production had its premiere in Tromsø.

Stein Winge directed it.

Frode Rasmussen interpreted the title role.

The production visited The National Theatre in Oslo and The National Stage in Bergen in 1976.


(Objekt ID 63313)
Object type Production
Premiere December 4, 1975
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period December 4, 1975  
Website Hålogaland Teater

At the website of The Arctic Theatre the following, among other things, is written about the 1975 production of Peer Gynt:

"December 18 1974 the general assembly made the unanimous decision: Peer Gynt is to be performed the autumn of 1975 with basis in the concept 'Support the culture of the People' and acting in Northern Norwegian dialect. The decision awoke controversy in Norwegian theatre long before the opening. Debates and exchanges of opinion went on for a long time before the premiere. After the premiere, praise came from a majority of critics and theatre colleagues. For the first time, the theatre was invited to perform at the heart of the country's theatre: The National Theatre's main stage. Frode Rasmussen played the role of Peer Gynt. The other roles were interpreted by Tone Gullvåg, Nils Utsi, Sigmund Sæverud, Per Jansen, Bernhard Ramstad, Inger-Lise Westby and Torill Øyen. Arne Skog, Thor Melkild and Erik Ingebrigtsen were extras, with Sverre Kjelsberg. Kjelsberg was responsible for the recently composed music. The director was Stein Winge, the stage designer was Kari Gravklev, whereas Magnar Mikkelsen translated into Northern Norwegian dialect."


The Arctic Theatre,, 07.07.2016,

The National Stage's repertoire database, donated by The National Stage, 24.06.2016

Einar Dahl's private archive, donated by Einar Dahl, 21.02.2017, 07.07.2016,

Contributors (20)
Name Role
Henrik Ibsen – Playwright
Magnar Mikkelsen – Adapted by (Til nordnorsk)
Sigmund Sæverud – Adapted by (Til nordnorsk)
Nils Utsi – Adapted by (Til nordnorsk)
Stein Winge – Direction
Sverre Kjelsberg – Music
Kari Gravklev – Stage design
Kari Gravklev – Costume design
Per Jansen – Actor (Diverse roller)
Sverre Kjelsberg – Actor (Diverse roller)
Tone Lid Gullvåg – Actor (Solveig og diverse andre roller)
Bernhard Ramstad – Actor (Diverse roller)
Frode Rasmussen – Actor (Peer Gynt)
Sigmund Sæverud – Actor (Diverse roller)
Nils Utsi – Actor (Diverse roller)
Inger-Lise Westby – Actor (Mor Åse og andre diverse roller)
Torill Øyen – Actor (Diverse roller)
Erik Ingerbriktsen – Extra
Thor Melkild – Extra
Arne Skog – Extra
Performance dates
Navember 12, 1976Store Scene, The National Stage visiting performance
December 4, 1975 Opening night