Would you like to join Henrik Ibsen behind the scenes at the DNS theatre?
During the Bergen International Festival the world-renowned playwright returns to his former workplace. Ibsen at Engen is an exclusive wandering performance that provides a unique insight into the theatre’s history, and takes you to parts of the theatre that audiences otherwise never get to see. There is only room for 15 persons on the tour of the nooks and crannies of the listed building. The lucky tour participants will experience the buckride from Peer Gynt and other stunts, and be served finger food and two (non-alcoholic) drinks.
Den National Scene, the oldest permanent stage in Norway, has roots back to Det Norske Teater, founded by Ole Bull in 1850. In 1909 the theatre moved into its current building, which with its rich ornamentation is considered a prime example of Art Nouveau. In 1850 Henrik Ibsen at the age of 21 was engaged by the theatre as a dramatic author, and he did some directing until 1857.
Pål Rønning cast
Performed in English without translation.
Audience capacity: 15 people
Produced by Den Nationale Scene