Play-schedule and Tickets

Soot-Spelet – The historical play about the canal-builder Engebret Soot,  will be played again, outdoors at the unique lock amphitheater in Ørje, Norway in the summer of 2016, from June 24th – July 3rd.

Engebret Soot (1786-1859) came from a humble background and did not get a formal education, but he became known as a skilled carpenter, smith and inventor. He and Ole Bull has been described as “The two biggest natural geniuses of the 19th century”.

Soot was a capacity in word, action and inventiveness and he became the founder of the whole Halden Canal. He had strong human emotions and enormous energy, He was fearless, and musical, but also impulsive, temperamental and headstrong. The world opened up for the canal-genius or rather: The world was opened up by the canal-genius.

Alexander Rybak plays the role of the famous (and excentric) Norwegian composer and violinist Ole Bull,  who was a friend and contemporary of Engebret Soot. Ole Bull (1810-1880) has meant a lot to Alexander Rybak as a role-model and source of inspiration.


Download the music of Soot-Spelet 2015

Facebook-page of Soot-Spelet

Cast (of 2015):

Dennis Storhøi as Engebret Soot – Alexander Rybak as Ole Bull – Sanne Kvitnes as Inger Marie Soot – Stein Erik Lauvås as MP Scweigaard – Samuel Fröler as Vicar Heierdahl and many others. Henning Kvitnes is the musical composer

Video of one of Alexanders performances in Soot-Spelet 2015. Recorded by Magdalena and Dorota

Photos from Soot-Spelet 2015 – Slideshow