Rain Snakes

Rain Snakes was a theatre production by Nordland Theatre and P. O. Enquist, produced in 2007.

Thor Inge Gullvåg directed it.


(Objekt ID 8303)
Object type Production
Premiere February 2, 2007
Produced by Nordland Theatre
Based on Fra Regnormenes Liv by Per Olov Enquist
Audience Adults
Audience size 629
Number of events 20
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Drama
Running period February 7, 2007  
Website Nordland Teater

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

The plot of Per Olof Enquist’s play Rain Snakes was found in the life of the well-known fairytale writer HC Andersen, but also touches eternally relevant issues for most people.

HC Andersen was a greatly successful writer, but he considered himself a misunderstood genius, famed for all the wrong reasons; fairytales for children, which he regarded as literature which doesn’t count. While his fairytales were successful, his novels were unread, and his plays rejected. Constantly he found himself at the centre of scandals. He did not have many friends to confide in as most people avoided his clinging and nagging ways.


Stamsund International Theatre Festival, http://www.stamsund-internasjonale.no/, 04.11.2010, http://www.stamsund-internasjonale.no/Old/2007/

Contributors (6)
Name Role
Per Olov Enquist – Playwright
Thor-Inge Gullvåg – Direction
Ada Einmo Jürgensen – Choreography
Frank Jørstad – Actor
Ida Løken Valkeapää – Actor (Johanne Luise Heiberg)
Sven Henriksen – Mask design
Performance dates
May 31, 2007 21:00 – Galleri 2 Show
February 2, 2007Hovedscena (the main stage), Nordland Theatre Opening night
Festivals (1)