Penelope (1930) was a theatre production by The National Theatre, based on the play by William Somerset Maugham. The production was perforrmed at the theatre's main stage.

Johan Peter Bull directed it.

Danish actress Bodil Ipsen visited The National Theatre in the role of Penelope.


(Objekt ID 91802)
Object type Production
Premiere June 17, 1930
Produced by The National Theatre
Based on Penelope by William Somerset Maugham
Audience Adults
Number of events 8
Language Norwegian and Danish
Expressions Light comedy/slapstick, Theatre
Running period June 17, 1930  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No


The National Theatre,, 24.10.19,

Anton Rønneberg: Nationaltheatret gjennom femti år (literally: The National Theatre through 50 years). Gyldendal 1949.

Name Role
William Somerset Maugham – Playwright
Johan Peter Bull – Direction
Thorleif Holmen – Stage design
Aagot Børseth – Actor (Peyton, "pike" hos O´Farrel)
Gerd Egede Nissen Grieg – Actor (Mrs. Fergusson)
Agnethe Schibsted Hansson – Actor (Mrs. Golightly)
Bodil Ipsen – Actor (Penelope)
David Knudsen – Actor (Davenport Barlow)
Tryggve Larssen – Actor (Mr. Beardsworth)
Harald Schwenzen – Actor (Dr. O´Farrel)
Hauk Aabel – Actor (Professor Golightly)
Other participants
Performance dates
June 17, 1930Hovedscenen – Opening night
Press coverage