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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.

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

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Thursday 30 May 19:00 hrs Bastionen Malmö
Norra Vallgatan 28 

by Keren Klimovsky

- a staged reading in English & a Scandinavian premiere
30 May 2024 at 19:00 hrs. 

Three strong actresses present in English a rehearsed reading of a full-length 1 hour play
Directed by Evdokia Kelessidi


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? As the women chatter and bicker, days pass. The teenage daughter plays on her phone, flies start to buzz around the bedroom door… and three women sing a lullaby to the bees that are slowly vanishing from the face of the earth…

LULLABY FOR A GROWN MAN is a bitter-sweet, tragicomic brilliant piece of writing for the stage, by Keren Klimovsky whose plays have been put on all across Russia in the past, as well as currently in Ukraine, Israel, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is the national premiere in Scandinavia and Sweden.

“Lullaby for a Grown Man” is a sterling example of a play that hits home with a dose of humour, more than a slice of grim reality and a touch of the absurd. A play that speaks volumes about the reality of life in today’s society with its conflicts, family tensions and the toll of living in a world subject to forces and to history bigger than our own.

*In collaboration with Bastionen, and with thanks for their support to STRANGE SPACES FESTIVAL, Teater Theatron, Teater KEF.


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And our next staged reading 

Saturday 28th September 2024
19:00 hrs

A brand new piece of ground-breaking theatre at Bastionen, Malmö

by Billy O'Shea

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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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