Past Productions

Alan Bennett's Talking Heads ★★★★★

(May 2017)

Directed by Annalisa Rossi. 


Theatre Review: Turning heads and the talk of the town

★★★★★

...It’s a rare occasion that a series of monologues, served only by modest (but precisely arranged and coloured) staging, can evoke such a vivid series of images and a rich sense of period and personality... What’s striking is this cast’s obvious affinity with the material. Each of the three members give soulful, hilarious, full-blooded performances, perfectly embodying their roles, so as to disappear into them to delicious effect. And this is absolutely by design: in order to adapt the works for a 90-minute stage production, Italian director Annalisa Rossi challenged three British, Malmö-based actors from Playmate theatre to select a single character study from the original series – one that would play best to their individual strengths....

Standout performance...Of particular note was Graham, as portrayed by Robin Gott...The result being that each role is performed with an immaculate ear for the text by all three players, lending a hyper-real emotionality that, like the heightened social realism of Mike Leigh’s best work, veers toward caricature but never mockery, nor does it fail to hit its mark."

http://cphpost.dk/activities/theatre-review-turning-heads-and-the-talk-of-the-town.html

May 9th, 2017 12:46 pm| by Mark Walker/


With Kevin Benn, Robin Gott,Vanessa Poole.

Music by Claudio Rosati.

Watch our teaser trailer for Talking Heads above


Graham monologue from "Talking Heads" from Robin Gott 



 
Venus in Fur
by David Ives

(September 2017)

Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen

http://jmthomaspoulsen.com/

At Bastionen, Malmö and at HIT - House of International Theatre, Copenhagen.

★★★★★★

A six star review from CphPost


Playmate Theatre Malmö presents, in collaboration with Down the Rabbit Hole Theatre, Copenhagen, :

David Ives' Venus in Fur

(September 2017)

With Vanessa Poole as Vanda & Alex Lehman as Kushemski.

★★★★★★



Watch our teaser trailer for Venus in Fur above


Vanessa Poole discusses her role in the Copenhagen production of Venus in Fur below:


Peter Shaffer's
Lettice and Lovage
 

                            ★★★★★

(January 2018)

Directed by Robin Gott


With Boel Marie Larsson as Lettice, Vanessa Poole as Lotte and Kevin Benn as Bardolph.

On stage extras: 
Emily Hope, Gelica Lindén, Michaela Rosenthal, Katene Nicholas, Lena Emmetz.

Costume design: Ingalena Hyrkäs


Watch our teaser trailer for Lettice and Lovage above

https://www.sydsvenskan.se/2018-01-21/den-passionerade-prilligheten

Den passionerade prilligheten Av Boel Gerell

"...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."

Audience response:

"It was a wonderful performance!"

"...you guys were brillant last night! Your performance was spellbounding, witty, actually hilarious. Well done!

"En föreställning i världsklass här i Malmö på lilla Bastionen med strålande skådespelarprestationer. Engelsk humor och satir när den är som bäst"

"Icke det förväntade och uttjatade utan totalt överraskande! Strålande roligt!!"

"..a great experience: a fun, witty, clever mise-en-scène, full of surprises... Looking forward to seeing more from you guys!"

"Gå se detta!"

"Tack för många goa skratt. Ni var fantastiska"

"Go see these two great actresses...I still can't stop laughing"

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

"Absolut helt fantastisk"

Quality Street 

A Night at the Theatre
(September 2018)

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!

The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
by Edward Albee
 (April 2019) Directed by Boel Marie Larsson
                             ★★★★★

What happens when infidelity strips a marriage bare?

Can a marriage just... vanish?

Martin, happily-married husband and father, has fallen in love with Sylvia. To his wife, this is a man who has been her everything for decades. It is who they have been forever.

Peppered with witticisms, repartee and a glimpse into the intimacy of marriage, this play examines the penalty you may pay for obsession, with wit, black humour and sometimes horrifying results.

A powerful, provocative and surprisingly funny play from one of the twentieth century’s greatest playwrights, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, author of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” and “The Zoo Story”. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Playmate's performances of "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" premiered in May 2019 in Malmö and Copenhagen.

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