Halmstrået eller Teatersjefen som ble vekk* (The Straw or The disappeared head of the theatre)

Halmstrået eller Teatersjefen som ble vekk* (The Straw or The disappeared head of the theatre) (1940) was a theatre production by Centralteatret, the world premiere of a play by Finn Bø. This was a satire based on Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt.

Finn Bø directed it.

The production was performed for sold-out houses. In August 1940, the theatre was ordered to play a matinee for some Germans. After this, the production was censored, and the text for the performance was cut significantly. The audiences were not as eager after this, but the production was still performed until October 23, 1940.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.

Information

(Objekt ID 89118)
Object type Production
Premiere June 23, 1940
Produced by
Based on Halmstrået eller Teatersjefen som ble vekk* (The Straw or The disappeared head of the theatre) by Finn Bø
Audience Adults
Number of events 123
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, 2nd World War, Revue, Satire
Running period June 23, 1940  —  October 23, 1940
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SOURCES:

Gjesdahl, Paul: Centralteatrets historie (literally: The history of Centralteatret). Gyldendal norsk forlag, Oslo 1964.

Kvalvik, Bent. E-mail 22.10.2018

Performance dates
June 23, 1940Oslo Nye Centralteatret – Worldwide premiere