Playmate Theatre Malmö

Bringing the best of English-language theatre to Scandinavia

Available for touring & performances


Quality Street

A Night at the Theatre

A chocolate box of storytelling magic...

Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen 

Four actors.

Some of the best English playwriting and stories of the twentieth century, woven into theatre moments of drama and delight.

You'll meet a host of characters ... a mother no more, a worm at the bottom of the garden and a French cook called Estragon... 

While Wanda waggles wildly waiting in the wings, marriages crumble, the taxi metre ticks over and the hand of God presides over it all!

There'll be a sprinkling of toffee, the odd soft centre, some bitter coffee crème...

and possibly a soft-shoe shuffle thrown in!

You won't know whether to laugh, cry or sing-a-long!

Performances are in English.


Boel Marie Larsson, currently joint lead in Don Quixote at Skillingeteater
Vanessa Poole, fresh from her critical success playing Sonia in Copenhagen
Kevin Benn, veteran storytelling champion
Rob Gott, currently appearing in Sweden’s short film festival winner “Vi Var Tre”

Boel Marie Larsson, Kevin Benn, Vanessa Poole 


Welcome to our second season of quality English theatre in Malmö.

Spring 2019 at Bastionen, Malmö...


Currently on tour 2018/2019: 

"Lettice and Lovage" by Peter Shaffer

About the play:

What happens when two rather eccentric, intellectual, middle-aged ladies decide to dress up in the basement, quaff Elizabethan cordial - vodka and lovage no less - and unite to battle the uglification of modern Britain - wielding an axe?!

Lettice Douffet, theatrical fantasist, is the most eccentric tour guide ever to lead bored American and Japanese visitors through one of England's dullest stately homes. So Lettice decides to embellish its history with increasing abandon and straitlaced Lotte fires her for doing so...
In essence these are two lonely, frustrated women, afraid of becoming obsolete. Bubbling under the surface are allusions to the borders of sexuality, terrorism, alienation, history and reality.

The play discusses the threat of increasing urbanisation and the decay of "civilisation" in an increasingly brutal world. But it does it gently and with whoops of laughter!

Lettice and Lovage is a fast-paced Shaffer comedy. It celebrates English wit, banter, repartee and a love of language, of history and theatricality.

The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer is best known for his hugely popular philosophical dramas, Five Finger Exercise, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Equus and Amadeus, which was turned into one of the most successful films of the 1980s.

Directed by Robin Gott

With: Kevin Benn, Boel Marie Larsson, Vanessa Poole.

Watch our teaser trailer for "Lettice and Lovage" by Peter Shaffer below:

British comedy at its best. Brilliant and witty play and extremely talented cast. Loved it!

Evelina Åberg – Ett Annat Företag AB