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. Alexander Rybak plays Ole Bull in Soot-Spelet 2018 on all playing-days  –  Except for June 28th and June 29th, where Ole Bull will be played by a stand-in.

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”.

The play was originally written in 1986 by Ole Karsten Andersen. At the premiere in 2015, rewritten and expanded by Anneli Sollie with new-written music by Henning Kvitnes and shining performances on stage, we can promise an atmospheric and memorable experience!

Soot-Spelet 2018: “Sangen fra Sootbekken” – “The song from the Soot-stream” 

22/6 – 1/7 2018

In the summer of 2018  from June 22nd – July 1st at the unique lock amphitheater in Ørje, Norway




New cast for 2018!

Soot-spelet is the story about the farmers-boy, who listened to the song from the stream and let it guide his way. The play takes place in the lock-theater in Ørje, with the water as co-actor, as well as the background.

Sold out for three years in a row with 10.000 enthusiastic people in the audience. We are proud to present SOOT2018.

Attle Pettersen plays the fearless, hungry Engebret Soot. 
The relation between him and the vicar, doesn´t get less tense, when Ingar Helge Gimle himself, puts on the vicar-costume. 
Alexander Rybak is once again Ole Bull. Sanne Kvitnes is Inger Marie Soot and Janne Hea enters as Anne Soot. 

And we get even more  new and beautiful music from Henning Kvitnes