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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

Sound on, volume up! Press play ABOVE to have a listen to 8 minutes of our chilly thriller audio play

'Play it by ear!'   by Playmate

Playmate is launching a modest series of short online audio plays in the next few weeks. The first one is now on line. 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. STAY TUNED 

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.


Malmö Scenfest

Saturday 25 March 2023

Playmate will be performing as part of MALMÖ SCENFEST this year. Malmö Scenfest is an open house day of theatre in town all over Malmö, free of charge, when audiences get a glimpse of the work and plays being put on by local theatres. On Saturday 25 March six of Playmate’s regular ensemble cast themselves quite at random in short and snappy monologues of their choice. A simple thing on a simple stage. Välkommen, bienvenue, welcome!


Thursday 23 March 18:00 hrs  Kollektivkrogen  (CLICK HERE)                                Rundelsgatan 7  Malmö 

Saturday 25 March  12:00 hrs  Bastionen Foyer                                                     Norra Vallgatan 28 Malmö 
Saturday 25 March  18:00 hrs  Nordic Art Agency                                                 Hansa/ Plan 1 Stora Nygatan 56, Malmö

(*Let the art gallery know if you are attending

Six actors, six monologues. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!
A look at life from a lighter side, a bit of English-language story-telling and maybe even a line or two of Shakespeare…


Running time:                Just over an hour

Recommended ages :    15 to 100

*Performances are in English

Making an appearance, (no matter how brief!):

Kevin Benn, Robin Gott, Michaela Palmer, Vanessa Poole, Joseph Sherlock
 & with the participation of Evdokia Kelessidi

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


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ CPH POST



"Without danger Mr. Bardolph, there is no theatre!"

Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer (2018)

"None of my business. I'm just an actrice. Kinda bright in here. Mind if I change the lights?"

Vanda Jordan, Venus in Fur by David Ives (2017)

"I'm not just gonna sit here and wait for the phone to ring. No fear... You see, the more you have to offer as a person, the better you are as an actor. Acting is really just giving"

Lesley, Her Big Chance, from Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (2017)

"En föreställning i världsklass här i Malmö på lilla Bastionen med strålande skådespelarprestationer

Engelsk humor och satir när den är som bäst"

Inlägg från publiken efter vår föreställning "Lettice and Lovage" Playmate Theatre Malmö. (2018)

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