BET mailing list

Submit your email

BET on Twitter

Loading feed...

Charity number: 1077161

Company number: 3724349

Blue Elephant Theatre Privacy policy.

We use cookies for Google Analytics, but these can be disabled via your browser configuration.




Friday 5 November 2021 - Saturday 6 November 2021

Man makes a plan and God laughs.

One more heist to set them up for retirement - it all seems too easy or does it? With the payout of a lifetime at stake, Butlins Bill and Frenchie risk everything in the hope of a peaceful future. But will they be thwarted by dodgy prawns, nosey neighbours and rival crime gangs?

Brian Beaton’s new black comedy Swedish tells a story of friendship, money and unfulfilled dreams. South London actor Billy Colvill and poet John Smallshaw team up as the hapless crime duo Butlins Bill and French Face Frenchie to provide a tour de force in character comedy.

Swedish is the second play from writer/director Brian Beaton, a long-time member of Blue Elephant’s Writers’ Group. This absurd comedy will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.

“Swedish entertains from the get go, tapping into the absurd...a surrealist, imaginative evening” Theatre Full Stop

Earlybird tickets available until 30th October.

Writer and Director
Brian Beaton
Sound and Lighting Designer
Chris Winter
Billy Colvill, John Smallshaw, Isabel Melim, Hugo Linton, Kim Maouhoub, Brian Beaton.