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Learn more about Peer Gynt

Find out more about Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" and the historical Per Gynt that lived in the Gudbrandsdalen valley in the 17th century.

A deeper meaning

The theatre production "Peer Gynt" at Gålå is situated in the very place where Henrik Ibsen might have heard the stories about the local Peer Gynt. And the play is not just a fairy-tale. It’s a reflection of its time, as well as about the Norwegian culture, nature and a local legend.

The story moves between reflecting reality and a fairy-tale with trolls and mystical creatures. The core of the story is, however, not merely about fairy-tales or Norwegian attitude. It is something much more real and universal that everyone can relate to, no matter what country you are from; it is about the "self".

 

Grieg and the Peer Gynt suite

Many know "Peer Gynt" through Edvard Grieg’s music, but what did Grieg feel about the suite he wrote?

Munch and Peer Gynt

Munch was the painter of moments, the same sort of moments that theatre creates for its audience.
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Henrik Ibsen’s inspirational journey through Norway

Ibsen travelled through Norway in 1862, and the Gudbrandsdalen valley inspired him to write "Peer Gynt".
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About the Peer Gynt Festival

Learn more about the festival events, and plan your trip to one of Norway’s largest cultural festivals.
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More about Peer Gynt

Find out more about Ibsen’s "Peer Gynt" and the historical Per Gynt that lived in the 17th century.
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Travel with Peer Gynt

Find your way to the Peer Gynt Festival events, and find trips to combine your festival experience with.
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Contact

Get all the information you need to contact the Peer Gynt Festival office all year around.
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