GEST – Gothenburg English Studio Theatre was founded in 2005 with the aim of providing quality, contemporary and award-winning theatre in the English language. GEST is the only professional English speaking theatre in Western Sweden. Celebrated by audience and critics alike, GEST brings the very best of contemporary drama from the British Isles and farther afield to Scandinavia. GEST invites actors and directors from the British Isles to work with a Swedish/English production team. We aim to produce theatre of the highest standard and often present Scandinavian premieres.


Aktuell Produktion

GEST is thrilled to present the hilarious and deeply moving International hit Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe

Directed by Kristina Brändén Whitaker. Performed by Gary Whitaker

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, a touching, funny and life-affirming play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
”You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital.

Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’.
She finds it hard to be happy. You start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world:
1. Ice cream
2. Water fight
3. People falling over
4. Rollercoasters
5. Laughing so hard you shoot milk through your nose”As the boy grows into a man the list evolves too. Over 30 years and thousands of entries later, he discovers that the list might even help himself.

Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop. The Guardian
9 November – 13 December at GESTGEST- Gothenburg English Studio Theatre
+46 (0) 31 425065


For ages 13- 16, available for touring in schools all over Gothenburg from mid November 2016 and all through to 2017 and spring 2018. For performances at GEST, see

15-year-old Ali is missing. The police are involved, the entire school are searching.
What exactly do the parents know? Why do the school computers keep crashing?….and who is Umi, the social media phenomenon and the girl everyone wants to be?

Offline is a thriller that talks about freedom of information and our identity. Online you can be whoever you want to be – if you’re not satisfied with your life, create a new one. But what happens when it all gets out of control?