Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths'

  • 5 reviews
  • Latvian House


  • Theatre/Arts, Activity and Date Night
  • Tickets from £20.00 - £30.00
  • over 12
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)



MR AND MRS SMITH request the pleasure of your company for an absurdist, immersive, bilingual (French/English) theatrical experience, based on the works and words of celebrated playwright EUGENE IONESCO. At this unusual dinner party, sat around a long table amongst the performers and a glass of French wine, you will be introduced to unexpected guests, have your senses played with and be made to eat your own words!

After sell-out performances in June 2016 as a commission from In TRANSIT Festival of Arts in association with the French Institute, the show is back by popular demand. This theatrical experience, frantic, unpredictable and liberating, will draw you into the absurdist world of Ionesco, from his reflection on the world to his most hilarious scenes (The Bald Soprano, The Lesson and others).

MARIANNE BADRICHANI AND THE COMPANY have been successfully creating site specific and installation performances in unconventional spaces for the last ten years, including Blue Beard (Old Brompton Cemetery), La Peau de Chagrin (Holland Park), The Show in A Shop Window (Kensington Church St) and Square Bubble ( Royal National Theatre Watch This Space in 2014).

“Marianne Badrichani’s productions are unusual and fanciful” The Evening Standard

"Unmissable. Funny, clever, exhilarating theatre"

 "Marianne Badrichani and the cast have created a world of genius and beautiful folly"

★★★★ SMITHS-The-Latvian-House-20170305‎‎
"A splendid production"

"A riotously comic play with a wonderful, energetic cast"




Ticket Event time Cost
one seat at the table incl. 1 glass of wine
19:30 - 21:00 £30.00
stools tickets
one stool in the room incl. 1 glass of wine
19:30 - 21:00 £20.00
5pm Performance Stools Ticket
one stool in the room incl. 1 glass of wine
17:00 - 21:00 £20.00
5pm Performance Standard Ticket
one seat at the table incl. 1 glass of wine
17:00 - 21:00 £30.00



Latvian House, 72, Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH

Nearest Station

Queensway (Tube)


Marianne Badrichani and the Company
Marianne Badrichani and NB Productions


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