Welcome to our third season of quality English theatre in Malmö.
Currently on tour 2019/2020:
or Who is Sylvia?"
By Edward Albee
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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ CPH POST
RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.
Directed by Boel Marie Larsson
Cast: David Barrett, Kevin Benn, Jeff Bond, Robin Gott, Vanessa Poole
Scenography & set design Marta Ciccionesi http://www.scenograf.nu/
Light & sound design Boel Marie Larsson
Light & Sound technician David Andréasson
Stage Manager (Malmö) Shari Weisend
Stage Manager & Coordinator (Copenhagen) Angelique Giroir
Crew & creatures Marianela Romero; Richard Pates
Featuring the voiceover of Richard Pates
Publicity Opus Anglia
Poster design, photographs & graphics by Diego Monsivais at: https://www.facebook.com/diegomonsivaisgarciaphoto/
Set featuring the designs of Franco Paglialunga, whose hand-crafted furniture visible on set is also available for purchase from the designer at his studio at http://www.ateljeb.se/
With thanks for their support to Skillinge Teater and Thales Teater.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
Performances are in English.
By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited, London.
Available for touring & performances
A Night at the Theatre
A chocolate box of storytelling magic...
Directed by Jeremy Thomas-Poulsen
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, Kevin Benn, Vanessa Poole
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!