Life Machine

Life Machine (2005) was a collaboration production by House of Stories and Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre). The production was subtitled sax og kjærlighet (literally: Sax and Love).

At the webpage of House of Stories the following, among other things, is written about Life Machine:

"Throughout short film sequences we get to know Elisabeth and Magnus who are in love, Magnus'wife Vera who is unable to handle that she is left, Elisabeth's mother Eva whose live-in partner Joachim suffer after 25 years of unresolved separation from his ex-partners, and young Julie, daughter of Vera and Magnus, who wants to find her own way out of her mother's nest, with helpful assistance fromElisabeth's long-time friend and colleague Bjørn."


(Objekt ID 21620)
Object type Production
Premiere March 3, 2005
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), House of Stories
Based on Life Machine by Lene Therese Teigen
Audience Adults
Audience size 2680
Number of events 21
Language Norwegian Bokmål
Keywords Drama, Theatre
Running period March 3, 2005  —  April 9, 2005
Duration 2 hours including an interval
Website House OF Stories

In Life Machine produced by House of Stories and Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) stage and costume designer Christine Lohre and Lene Therese Teigen collaborated about the visual concept. The basis was that all actors were to be present onstage all the time, and that they were to operate in different spaces at the same time. Because of this Christine Lohre made a space concept which were not meant to be realistic, but where the space alluded to the indoors and the outdoors at the same time – and where action could be ongoing at different levels.

The production was supported by Arts Council Norway and The Audio Visual Fund, and it was a co-production between House of Stories and Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre).


House of Stories,, 01.08.2012,

Performance dates
March 3, 2005Oslo Nye Centralteatret Worldwide premiere