On the outskirts of a city, there is an old house where no one lives. One day two people arrive there, an old sailor and a girl who has escaped from an orphanage. They stand on either side of the house and think "I'm going to live here!"The first thing they did when they saw each other was to create a border in the middle of the kitchen. Eventually they started talking to each other and became pretty good friends. They both decided to live there, but many conflicts arise when two equally stubborn people want to get their way in every situation. But when they went to town to get food, (which was shoe soles,) and the police came to the door, it became quite dramatic, and they had to work together.The relationship between them developed a lot during the performance, and in the end they were almost like father and daughter.It is a typical theater with two people who randomly meet, and are "forced" to be together. There is a tension curve throughout the play, since both have a lot of temper, and it builds up to a climax when the police came to the door for the second time. There's a happy ending, and the last sentence had everyone laughing. "The first thing they had to do was go to town to buy toilet paper."What made the play a little unrealistic was how quickly the girl and the other became friends. When they told each other personal things demonstrated what they were saying, for example when the girl said she wanted a dog, they started cuddling each other. A little while later they suddenly had a falling out, but when one left the house, the other was very upset and wished they had behaved nicer. There was a lot of back and forth, and a lot of repetition. It could get a bit confusing.

The show had a fun plot and the actors were very good. We weren't bored and wouldn't mind seeing it again. But there was one thing that annoyed us a little, and that was that we couldn't figure out what the edible shoe sole was made of?

Production: Jo Strømgren Kompani
Photo: Knut Bry