Play info

offlineFor ages 13- 16, specially created for the classroom

We are delighted to announce our critically acclaimed production Offline will be available for touring in schools all over Sweden all though out 2018.

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?


"Vid sidan av det populärkulturella anslaget inhyser Offline en brinnande tematik då den behandlar flyktingfrågan och den rasism som omger den........Tilltalet är så koncentrerat direkt mot åhörarna att det är svårt att föreställa sig något annat än total hängivelse ute i landets skolor senare i vinter, även om den publiken är känd för att vara kräsen" Göteborgs Fria

" kort, kompakt och mycket effektfull upplevelse som torde rycka tag i även den mest inbite teaterhatare" Göteborgs-Posten

" Pulserande närvaro, angeläget ämne och lite läskig inramning således, vilket bör garantera att GEST kommer göra ett succéartat avtryck när de uppsöker sin målgrupp." Kulturbloggen

Written by Kristina Brändén Whitaker, Elizabeth Neale and James Hogg
Directed by Kristina Brändén Whitaker
Cast: James Hogg and Elizabeth Neale

Book for touring


When: Offline is available for touring all through out 2018.
To book please contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 031- 42 50 64

Where: Offline will come to your school and can be performed in your classroom, aula or similar spaces. The space has to be equipped with chairs or benches for all the students.
For information about prices and technical requirements please download this info sheet in Swedish (utbudsblad):
Touring in Gothenburg 
Touring outside Gothenburg

You can also view the production on Scenkonstportalen and Kulturterminen

Scenkonstportalen produktion


Kristina Brändén Whitaker - Director

tinalitenKristina is GEST's Executive Artistic Director, director and an actress with extensive experience in theatre, television and film both in Sweden and internationally. Most recently she directed the GESTs production of YEN in 2015 that was a huge success.
Her playwright debut Expectations, in which she also played Klara, won the Fringe Award for Outstanding Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010.
Kristina is from Gothenburg but spend 13 years in London where she trained as an actress at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked as an actress in various theatres in both the UK and Sweden. Her Television and film credits includes; the Swedish-Danish TV series Bron (The Bridge) for SVT, the international IFTA winning feature film As If I am Not There(Stella Nova Films/Wideey Films), Steven Spielberg's Band of Brothers, Peter Birro's SVT drama's Viva Hate and How Soon is Now (Upp till Kamp) and SVT's award winning Sanningen om Marika. In GEST's previous productions she has acted in The Events, Belongings, My Romantic History, Cock, Expectations, Contractions, After The End and After Miss Julie.


Elizabeth Neale - Actor

Elizabeth photo

Elizabeth has worked for GEST as the Assistant Director for Constellations, One Day When We Were Young and Yen, and as Assistant Stage Manager for The Woman in Black, as well as being Project Manager for GEST's Creative Learning Department. She is originally from London, where she worked as an actress, collaborating with Matthew's Yard Theatre Company and Lantern Theatre Company, and as a film editor, namely alongside Polaris Media and Talking Shadow Productions. She moved to Gothenburg in 2014 and has most recently worked with GEST on their spring production of The Events.

James Hogg - Actor

james HoggJames trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has been working for ten years, including work in London's West End (The Misanthrope) and with the National Theatre (A Midsummer Night's Dream. Since moving to Gothenburg, James has been working extensively as a voice over artist, including work for the Discovery Channel (Unti I Besunti, Blue Collar Criminals) and for computer games (Vermintide, War of the Vikings).


Photos: Lina Ikse. High resulotion photographs can be found under "Press".

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