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Playmate Theatre Malmö is a professional English-language theatre company in Malmö, southern Sweden, bringing small-cast, intimate, contemporary plays of relevance to Swedish and international audiences. We collaborate with invited guest directors  and at times, on joint or guest productions with other theatre companies in the region. In Malmö we usually perform at blackbox theatre Bastionen and when possible tour to Copenhagen and Hamburg. We aim to perform one to two strong choices of play a year, a mixture of straight dramas and dramatic comedies, by playwrights we feel are exciting and whose writing works successfully and internationally. Playmate performs in English and auditions for actors as needed. 

Come to us for a touch of off-Broadway theatre magic in Scandinavia!



"...Playmate har hittat en nisch i regionens teaterliv som behöver fyllas. Med tre uppsättningar på ett år har Playmate Theatre fått upp farten och hittat publiken. Det ska bli spännande att se vilken riktning ensemblen tar i framtiden."

Sydsvenskan, 2018








We have a series of exciting staged readings and playreadings coming up this year.
28th September for a brand new world premiere
a staged reading in English
at black box theatre Bastionen
Norra Vallgatan 28  Malmö


staged reading

This is an opportunity to see actors with scripts in hand in  a rehearsed staged reading in the skillful hands of an experienced director.


And our next staged reading 

Saturday 28th September 2024
19:00 hrs

A brand new piece of ground-breaking theatre at and with the support of  black box theatre Bastionen, 
Norra Vallg 28

A world premiere

a love story,
a ghost story, a joy to watch ...

by Billy O'Shea

30 years after the sinking of the Estonia, one man sits alone by the radar...

Directed by Henrik Norman
sa Poole, Alun Thomas & introducing Roger Leblanc Jr.

*Soundtrack & music  specially composed by soundscape artist & musician (Gabriel) Basic Baby

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On stage:                            Joan M Bentsen (US)                                                      Karen Olrich White (UK)                                                  Vanessa Poole (UK)
Director:                              Evdokia Kelessidi
Light & Sound Designer:     Andrew Christiansen

Stage manager:                  Shari Weisend
Audio music:                       Elias Faingersh



by Keren Klimovsky
A staged reading in English & a Scandinavian premiere May 2024, in Lund July 2024 as an excerpt.
Directed by Evdokia Kelessidi

One of a series of staged readings in 2024 put on in Malmö with the support of Bastionen.

In a small country by the sea three generations of women share a home - the grandmother, the wife and the daughter. Where is the man of the house? His kit bag is packed for The Front. The door to the bedroom is locked. Is he there? Can he speak? Has he left to fight? Or has he come and gone? 


Apart from our stage plays, Playmate has also launched a modest series of short online audio plays. So in between our regular performances in Malmö live on stage during the year, you will also be able to listen to some quality theatre/comedy/drama by us online. 

Are you a playwright with a play that could work as a recording? Get in touch.

Are you interested in showcasing your talents as a voice actor in English? Get in touch.


Playmate Theatre Malmö was set up in 2017 by three British actors, living and working in Malmö, hoping to fill a niche in the local theatre scene in Skåne. 

With  critically renowned, contemporary English-language scripts - by playwrights such as Alan Bennett, David Ives and Peter Shaffer - Playmate aims to produce theatre that has wit, repartee, passion and relevance.

Like all actors we have an enormous love of words, but there is no denying the value of entertainment to an audience and the power of a good story. Some plays just sound better in their native language. Other well-loved English-language plays are perhaps unfamiliar to a Scandinavian audience.

This is your chance to see them.

Bringing the best of English language theatre to Scandinavia

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