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Henrik Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" at Gålå

By a lake, between forests and steep mountains in the Gudbrandsdalen valley, you can experience Norways most famous folk tale in a spectacular outdoor theatre production. The dramatic poem "Peer Gynt" is staged all over the world, but it was here that Ibsen found his inspiration.
Peer Gynt og Solveig - Gålå 2017


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The theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" at Gålå has been a success since 1989, and has gathered some of the best professional actors and musicians in Norway. At the theatre venue by lake Gålåvatnet, the professional theatre meets professional musicians and 80 local amateur actors, and the result is one of the most popular theatre productions in Norway.

The play lasts 3,5 hours, including intermission, and starts at 7:30 pm on 3., 4., 5., 8., 9., 10. and 11. August 2018.

The production is well suited for an international audience, with English and German introductions, summary booklets and audio guides.

Peer Gynt festival

Peer Gynt at Gålå is a part of the Peer Gynt festival that is one of Norway’s leading cultural festivals. The festival is celebrating Henrik Ibsen`s drama Peer Gynt. With the Norwegian mountains as a backdrop, the festival is a nine-day celebration with events, concerts, exhibitions and lectures. The main event of the festival is the theatre production of Peer Gynt at Gålå.

New director

In 2017, we had the well-known and award-winning Sigrid Strom Reibo a director for the play. Sigrid gathered a well-known actress-crew and musicians with 70 volunteers who took us on an adventurous journey. Reibo looks at Peer Gynt as a human of today in a world populated of “Peer´s”. Peer Gynt is national and universal at the same time, and Ibsen harsh here with Norway and Norwegians. Sigrid´s version of Peer Gynt seeks the essence of the text and emphasize the themes of new grip to create a close and relevant experience.

Sigrid is also the director for the 2018 play.