Our shows

MOVEMENT IS OUR LANGUAGE 

Pantomimteatern performs mime and dramatic theatre based on movement. Our performances use the body’s own language and are characterized by warmth, humor and respect for our audience. Using light, sound, masks, scenography and music, we present stories with many depths, suitable for everyone – children, adults and people who lack developed language or Swedish skills. Pantomimteatern produces silent shows that make everyone talk. Theatre for the heart! Since 1977 children have seen Pantomimteatern´s performances at both Theatre Påfågeln in Stockholm, as well as on tour throughout the country and the world. In conjunction with our performances or completely independently, we also offer workshops.

Pantomimteatern is a non-profit organisation. We are members of Teatercentrum, Swedish Assitej and the Swedish Union for Theatres. We are funded by the National Board of Culture, Stockholm City Council and Stockholm County Council, as well as various foundations and trusts.

Here below you can find basic information about our shows available for international guest performances. You can watch all our trailers – click here, for more information – please contact us.

International contacts
Veronica Bedecs, Operations manager
E-mail: veronica(at)pantomimteatern.se
Phone: +46 (0)8 31 54 64

Currently showing:

At the far edge of the forest… 

Bosse, that is, our Bo W Lindström, has been humming the children’s song, In a House at the Far Edge of the Forest, for a while. It’s about opening your door to those who are standing outside in the cold asking for help. We have decided to create a show with this theme: to receive and to welcome. A performance for small children that asks big questions. 

Imagine a warm, musical, engaging and fun mime show that includes both shadow theatre and masks, with a focus on the idea of welcoming.

We investigate and play with concepts such as being different, and being afraid of the unfamiliar. Who is afraid of whom, really?

In our story we meet the stressed-out conductor, Dirren, who has fled the noise and commotion of the city to a quiet glade in the woods. There he finds a leaky old outdoor loo and moves in. All is peaceful and quiet until, suddenly, there’s a knock on the door… Who are these strange people disturbing me?’ One of them is being chased, others are just hungry, tired, cold, or lonely. One smells bad, another has large ears, and yet another speaks so strangely it’s impossible to understand.

When Dirren meets the animals, imagination is let loose. While the smelly skunk is getting a bath, the water turns into the Mediterranean that so many have to flee across…  The fire chasing the vulture looks like the grenades of war and imposing fireworks. Yet Dirren turns everyone away. And when the snow begins to fall and the air turns ice cold, a kangaroo mum arrives with all her little ones…. but now, Dirren finally softens – perhaps his new acquaintances have taught him that wherever the heart makes room, there is also room at the hearth – and that everyone of us deserves a place to call Home!

Pantomimteatern is continuing along its theme of escape from danger, aimed at an audience of young children (4 years and older). In another one of our shows, LEAP OF FAITH -for I survived (10 years and older), we focused on the flight itself, the actual journey.

For 4 years and older. 

Concept: Bo W Lindström 
Director: Victoria Kahn
Stage design/shadow puppets/masks: Sara Kander
Music: Torbjörn Svedberg
Lighting and stage craft: Kundali Löfstrand
Mask: Rebecca Afzelius
Production: Veronica Bedecs
Painting/poster: Sara Kander
Photography: Bengt Wanselius

Currently showing: 

LEAP OF FAITH -for I survived

Everything happened suddenly
 – It’s not safe here, mum said
I was little and was sent away
I just tagged along, didn’t dare to ask
I didn’t know Europe existed
I was in my own world and it was dark

 – See that light? Paddle towards it!
I wouldn’t have done it for a hundred million
But I wasn’t allowed to choose
And I didn’t die

 

“Every child has a right to life, survival and development.”

(United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child)

We meet on the news, on the bus, in school. And the lone refugee children have a story to tell: about a childhood cut short, about war and running to escape. About their leap of faith into the unknown. Now their stories are part of our shared history.

We at the Pantomimteatern have listened to some of these stories. Stories about the joy of receiving a new pair of sneakers, about the longing for a family left behind, stories about friends, and about bottomless fear and loneliness. But also about a miraculous hope that refuses to die.

The performance retells these children’s stories in a wordless, highly visual and action-packed performance. Three artists/actors, each with their individual performance style including mime and acrobatics, take us on an unforgettable journey accompanied by lots of music and framed by an ingenious stage set.

For 10 years and older.
Click here for program (PDF-file). 

By request:

In Hertha’s Studio

Inspired by Hertha Hillfon and her astounding artistry

Every day Hertha mucks about in her studio. She just can’t stay away from the clay! Hertha kneads and kneads and she creates masks, creatures and dreams. Never has she been this old – never has she had this many ideas, and all of them want to come alive!

Just one more sculpture! And another! And she has to finish off the bird – because she has to get to Florence – like she promised. But who’s that sneaking around in here? How did she get here? Through the kiln?

A performance inspired by Hertha Hillfon and her astounding artistry. All filtered through memories from her long friendship with Bo W Lindström, or Bosse the Mime, as Hertha liked to call him.

For children and families from 5 years  

Press qoutes

”Lindström and Rudfeldt are forming a sentient and funny pas de deux. Both the old as well as the young actor convey with preciseness what also Hillfon’s life’s work was all about; where there is desire, there is life. It is astoundingly beautiful when Victoria Kahn and her actors come together to create mime art.” DN 27/10 2015

By request:

Charlie’s Kid

Chaplin’s silent film classic The Kid from 1921 comes to life on stage in a heart-warming slapstick about one of cinema’s most famous families. A tale of the rich and the poor, and the relationship between Char­lie and an orphan kid unfolds in a world where not everything is black or white. This stage adap­tion utilizes both classic and innovative theatrical techniques. In creating the world of ”Charlie” the company uses mime, half-mask, an original musical score, film projections and a set design full of imaginative solutions and props.

In 2011 The Kid was awarded ”Best mime-play of the year” at the Stockholm Mime Festival. Pantomimteatern is the first theater company in the world with the rights to create a stage version of Charlie Chaplin’s first feature film. Charlies kid opened in February 2011 and have since then performed over 450 times in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Santiago de Chile, New York and Seoul.

For children and families from 6 years  

Press quotes

”Magnificent theatre.” Expressen
”The question is if it can be one much better than this?” Aftonbladet
”…exceptional craftmanship, innovative and just as comical as it is moving.” SvD
”A visual hit.” DN

Currently showing:

OH SNAP

Somewhere in a dark, low resolution vacuum, Majora wakes up alone and entangled in a digital web. Majora wants to call out for help, but when they open their mouth, YouTube videos of cute kittens and twittered fake news come out instead. All of the worlds digital media has somehow ended up in Majora’s body!

Meanwhile, Navi is desperately searching for their sibling Majora, and gets lost among memes, GIFs, cyber bullying, fake news, YouTube influencers and pointless status updates.

Pantomimteatern gives a mime performance about screen addiction, wich in a playful way wants to make the young audience aware of what the total connection does with our bodies.

Suitable for children and families from 9 years and above

Idea and direction: Ana Stanišić

By request:

Captain Smiling and Silla

Dad is going to work and Silla is visiting her grandfather Captain Smiling, who is in charge of the ocean. She is finally going to learn how to swim! Expectations run high and glitter like drops of water on the surface. But there are secret fears lurking in the deep when unexpected guests come to call.

Captain Smiling and Silla is a mime-show performed in swimming pools! A very original show full of acrobatic aquatic escapades and an original musical score.

For children from 6 years

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