Fra Smør Til Margarin

16/02 – 19/02/2017

A part of Munchmuseet On The Move.
In collaboration with Theater F.




In 1879 Miss Mathea Schøyen ran a milk shop in Tøyenbekken 12 in the Grønland district of Oslo. At the same time the French entrepreneur and art collector Auguste Pellerin opened Scandinavia's first margarine factory in the neighbouring Tøyen district. The stories of Miss Mathea and Pellerin took place in the buildings where 1857 and Whitelight Theater F are located today, and in the two-act play Fra smør til margarin actors, artists and musicians give life to a newly commissioned script by Pernille Mercury.


Past and present blend in an improbable tale of virgin milk, bucolic debauchery, cheese curdling, nutrional developement and microchip feeding.




Act I 
Thursday 16/02 at 1857, 19:00
Saturday 18/02 at 1857, 16:00


Act II
Friday 17/02 at Whitelight Theater F, 19:00
Sunday 19/02 at Whitelight Theater F, 16:00



Tickets 100 kr are sold at the door, and includes a publication. Seating is limited.

Be advised that the spaces are not heated and warm clothes are recommended.

The script is performed in Norwegian, but the sound and visuals are universal.




Directed by: Pernille Lindstad

With contributions by: Petter Ballo, Pablo Castro, Anita Fogge, Martin Furulund, Torgeir Gabrielsen, Øyvind Røsrud Gundersen, Siri Hjorth, Geir Hytten, Marius Håndlykken, Ingvild Isaksen, Johanne Scheen Jahnsen, Lise Kristin Kvenseth, Samantha Lawson, Ingrid Liavaag, Odd Sylvarnes Lund, Åsa Hillingseter Løyning, Andreas Strand Renberg, Benjamin Lønne Røsler, Kjersti Aas Stenby, Matthew Trustham, Endre Tveitan.

Curated by: Jenny Kinge and Natalie Hope O’Donnell (Munchmuseet).



In collaboration with:

Ingrid Liavaag as Ólafía in "Fra smør til margarin" at 1857
Costume by Siri Hjorth. Photo: Rena Li / Munchmuseet


Production sketch by Siri Hjorth, 2017