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What’s on in Sweden: May 23 – May 29

What’s on in Sweden: May 23 – May 29

Published: 23 May 2008 16:59 GMT+02:00
Updated: 23 May 2008 16:59 GMT+02:00

What’s on this week in Sweden: Eurovision, speedway and Paul Potts.

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Theatre/Entertainment:

Dance: Breaking Boundaries

Graduating students from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and Balletakademien, another well renowned Swedish ballet school, will be working with renowned Swedish choreographers to show off their freshly-acquired skills.

Location: The House of Dance, Barnhusgatan 12-14

Date: Friday 23rd May and Saturday 24th May

Time: 19:00

More information: www.dansenshus.se

John Fogerty

The one-time lead singer of the Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty is in Stockholm this weekend singing songs from his new solo album ‘Revival’, as well as classics like ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ‘Fortunate Son’ and ‘I heard it through the grapevine’.

Date: Friday 23rd May, 7:30pm

More information: www.ticnet.se

Eurovision at Lino

It’s Europe’s annual fest of camp and kitsch, and Lino, one of Stockholm’s biggest gay clubs, will be celebrating in style. The contest will be shown live from Belgrade on big screens inside the club. If you eat at the club, entrance is free.

Date: Saturday 24th May, 8:00pm – Sunday, 25th May, 5:00am

More information: www.linoclub.com

GOTHENBURG

Sweeney Todd

Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical about the demon barber of Fleet Street comes to Gothenburg Opera to be performed in English with many actors from the West End cast. The nail-biting show promises to be scary and funny in equal measure.

Location: Göteborgs-Operan - Gothenburg Opera House

Date: Friday 23rd May, 7:30pm, Saturday 24th May, 6:00pm, Sunday 25th May, 6:00pm and continuing.

Price: 195-565 kronor.

More information: www.opera.se

Swedish Speedway Grand Prix

It’s fast, furious and dangerous – and makes for a great spectacle.The 2008 FIM Sapa Swedish Speedway Grand Prix is the Swedish round of the international speedway championships, and takes place at Gothenburg’s Ullevi stadium this weekend.

Location: Ullevi, Gothenburg

Date: Saturday, 24th May, 7:00pm

Price. 350 - 780 kronor

More information and tickets: www.ticnet.se

Paul Potts

The British talent show winner and former mobile phone salesman has seen his career head for the sky over recent months. This week he’s in Sweden, entertaining audiences in Gothenburg and Malmö.

Date: Saturday, May 24th.

Location: Lisebergshallen, Liseberg amusement park.

More information and tickets: www.ticnet.se

MALMÖ

Paul Potts

The British talent show winner and former mobile phone salesman has seen his career head for the sky over recent months. This week he’s in Sweden, entertaining audiences in Gothenburg and Malmö.

Date: Friday, May 23rd.

Location: Isstadion, Malmö

More information and tickets: www.ticnet.se

Aida

Marianne Mörck’s critically acclaimed production of Verdi’s masterpiece will once again be performed at Malmö Opera House on Sunday evening.

Date: Sunday, 25th May

More information and tickets: www.ticnet.se

James Savage (james.savage@thelocal.se)

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