‘Swedes likes slapstick and British humour’: Why this theatre company is putting on Shakespeare in Stockholm for free

‘Swedes likes slapstick and British humour’: Why this theatre company is putting on Shakespeare in Stockholm for free

With a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic Twelfth Night in '98 percent English, 1.5 percent Swedish, and 0.5 percent very bad French' performing outdoors, Stockholm's Polar Eclipse Theatre isn't afraid to do something different. The international founders told The Local why they think Shakespeare is made to be performed outside.

Opinion: Why English theatre can boost integration in Sweden

Opinion: Why English theatre can boost integration in Sweden

Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’
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Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’

Why a Danish ‘bloodbath’ is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

Why a Danish ‘bloodbath’ is coming back to Stockholm, almost 500 years later

Popular Swedish actor Gösta Ekman dies aged 77

Popular Swedish actor Gösta Ekman dies aged 77

‘Theatre brings you closer than just going for a drink’

‘Theatre brings you closer than just going for a drink’

‘We bring comedy to the tough things expats deal with’

‘We bring comedy to the tough things expats deal with’

‘I like that titles don’t always mean so much’

‘I like that titles don’t always mean so much’

What’s on in Sweden: May 7th – 14th

What’s on in Sweden: May 7th – 14th

What’s on in Sweden: April 23rd – 30th

What’s on in Sweden: April 23rd – 30th

What’s on in Sweden: April 9th – 16th

What’s on in Sweden: April 9th – 16th

What’s on in Sweden: March 26th – April 2nd

What’s on in Sweden: March 26th – April 2nd

Stockholm giveaway: Shakespeare in the park

Stockholm giveaway: Shakespeare in the park

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Sweden’s “segregated” culture sector

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Sven-Göran Eriksson – the play

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Something Good comes back to Stockholm

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England manager’s romances play out on Stockholm stage

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Benny and Björn in court over Kristina

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Stockholm theatre to premiere unknown Nobel play

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Brit wants musical to challenge prejudice

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‘No gender quotas in theatres’

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A quickie with… Grantly Marshall

True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

True grit: London musical aims for Swede success

English theatre festival comes to Stockholm

English theatre festival comes to Stockholm

English-language theatre group stages comedy double bill

English-language theatre group stages comedy double bill

‘Poop in boots’ scandal has Cats cast hissing

‘Poop in boots’ scandal has Cats cast hissing

Theatre group woos kids with classic witchcraft

Theatre group woos kids with classic witchcraft

Win tickets to action-packed English-language theatre show

Win tickets to action-packed English-language theatre show

The Stockholm Players’ multicultural look at love

The Stockholm Players’ multicultural look at love

Sweden opens first-ever cinema for dogs

Sweden opens first-ever cinema for dogs

Swedish actress Lena Nyman dies

Swedish actress Lena Nyman dies

Swedish comedian dead after collapsing on stage

Swedish comedian dead after collapsing on stage

Irish theatre group’s new show tries to make Stockholmers smile

Irish theatre group’s new show tries to make Stockholmers smile

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

UK-based comedy troupe set to make its Swedish debut

Drunk actor fell asleep on stage

Drunk actor fell asleep on stage

New theatre group brings Mamet comedy to the Stockholm stage

New theatre group brings Mamet comedy to the Stockholm stage

Swedish stage braces for naked Englishmen

Swedish stage braces for naked Englishmen

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

Swede adapts entire Bible for the stage

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

Hamlet one-man-show returns to Stockholm

Hamlet one-man-show returns to Stockholm

Bleak future for Swedish cinemas: expert

Bleak future for Swedish cinemas: expert

‘State-funded arts must embrace digital age’

‘State-funded arts must embrace digital age’

‘Why taking a lover won’t give you love’

‘Why taking a lover won’t give you love’

UK comic uses English to get laughs in Gothenburg

UK comic uses English to get laughs in Gothenburg

‘Politics has no place on my theatre stage’

‘Politics has no place on my theatre stage’

Greta Garbo’s last hurrah hits Stockholm stage

Greta Garbo’s last hurrah hits Stockholm stage