This year, the revue has attracted about 2,500 visitors, which is a record, and something that Erik could not believe when he started the first revue in the family's basement more than a decade ago.
– I never thought that there would be a summer revue in Öje, says Erik Karlsson.
"Usually react to the fact that we are young"
Erik is both director and producer and writes most of the revue together with the rest of the ensemble who are all locals and about 20 years old. The fact that they are young – but still experienced – is something that people usually notice.
– People usually react to it, but there have only been positive reactions, says Agnes Nilsson.
Previously, the revue has been played indoors, but when the pandemic hit, it moved out to the disused party venue in Öje, which was renovated with the help of locals, local sports club and other committed people.
– The village really comes alive when the revue is underway and people set up as both parking attendants and in the kiosk without any problems, says Erik Karlsson
For the ensemble, the revue Swedish Championship in August now awaits. This is the second time that the revue has been selected, but this year they compete in three categories.