The Swedish-Irish Society

Strengthening our cultural bonds – and having fun while we do it!

Drama group Spuds and Sill

The cast of She Stoops to Conquer take a well-deserved bow.

Spuds and Sill is the name of our amateur drama wing of the society. (Spuds = potatis, Sill = herring)

We perform a full-length play every spring, and rehearsing has helped many a member survive the long Swedish winter! Our first performance was in 2010. The picture above was from “The Cripple of Inishmaan” performed in 2014. Our group was mentioned in this 2014 Irish Times article about Sweden as a destination for Irish emigrants.

2017’s production:

Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”

Olympia Theatre, Odenplan

In this hilarious romance that pits country manners against city snobbery, director Elva Harpin assembles a wonderfully rich and comical cast where the twist of Irish wit and English countryside collide in this eternal romantic comedy. Director: Elva Harpin.

21 and 22 April 2017. Members of the society avail of discounted tickets.

2016’s production: “100″ – The play of the century!2016_100_poster

This play, written and directed by Stockholm-based Irish playwright Niall Balfe, premiered on the 22nd April 2016 in Skarpnäck.

“1916. Pearse and Connolly are about to lead the Easter Rising against British rule.
2016. Sean Boland is celebrating his 100th birthday, while his grandson Alan is planning to start a revolution of his own.
“100” follows the fortunes of Sean’s family as it struggles to survive the turmoil of modern Ireland from the Easter Rising to the present day.


2015’s production:

Poster for "Another Peace"

2015’s play was “Another Peace”, written by our member Niall Balfe. Niall is a Stockholm-based Irish playwright and this was his second play. Niall also directed.

2014’s production


The cast of Martin McDonagh’s Cripple of Inishmaan (2014) take a bow. Directer: Niall Balfe. Photo: Michael Hughes