Article in Norwegian, published by 05.06.2019

By Glenn Thomas Nilsen

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Archive Photo from the Soot game in 2018. (Photo: Vidar Østenby)

Soot-Spelet has 5 year anniversary

From June 21 to June 30, it is again ready for the popular game about the channel builder Engebret Soot in the locks at Ørje.

– Up to now, 13,000 audiences have participated in the region’s most beautiful theater event. The story of the water. About the farmers boy who heard the song from the stream and let it decide his way, says Anneli Sollie, who is project manager and director of the Soot game.

Atle Pettersen and Janne Hea.(Photo: Vidar Østenby)

Last year’s great surprise and success, Atle Pettersen (Engebreet Soot) comes back to the locks. The same goes for Alexander Rybak (Ole Bull). In addition, album-releasing Janne Hea is still included as Mrs Soot. Nils Nordberg is still the voice of Sootbekken.

New priest in place 

According to Sollie, the game always offers some exciting cards in the sleeve, which she thinks they must never end with

Stig Henrik Hoff is the new priest. (Photo: Glenn Meling)

– We have always been blessed with wonderful priests in our little lock-parish, both Samuel Fröler and Ingar Helge Gimle have tried to guide the lead role into a narrower path. 

This year, the roof of the church is likely to rise, when the “Hoffner”, Stig Henrik Hoff himself takes over the vicarage, and it is questionable whether he is equally gentle with souls on the wrong path, Sollie continues.

This year, there are also some new local players in big roles.

– Askim girl Camilla Hasselgård plays Inger Marie Soot, Marker theater company’s Thor Mauritzen is back, now as the upper-class gentleman in Fredrikshald. And still we have 40 famous and dear, absolutely fantastic actors, ”concludes Anneli Sollie.

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Alexander Rybak. (Photo: Robert Meyer)