Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths'

Latvian House

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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"

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Latvian House
72 Queensborough Terrace, London, W2 3SH

Nearest station:
Queensway (Tube)


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Marianne Badrichani and the Company

Marianne Badrichani and NB Productions

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I was immensely impressed by performance of the "Dinner at the Smiths'"! Perfect setting, great actors, atmosphere, unexpected moments, arousing ones senses. Highly recommended! Inese
by on March 24th, 2017

Immersive theatre by Marianne Badrichani. Creative, sensorial, funny, emotional. A mix of Punchdrunk and the Royal Court! All the theatre I love and I'm inspired by. Best dinner in London ;) Don't miss the experience!!!
by on March 5th, 2017

Congratulations to MBadrichani and the Company, who have managed to instil new layers of meaning, emotions and plain non-sense to last June's already rich multi-sensory experience. The actors are all magnificently and endearingly gauche. Visited Latvian House on 2017-03-03
by on March 4th, 2017
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Like all good theatre I felt awakened, challenged and more open afterwards. I thought it captured much of the essence of Absurdism. Lovely sophistication and lightness of tone throughout, so it felt as civilised as attending an elegant dinner party!
by on February 1st, 2017
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Fantastic show with wonderful surprises. Unique way to present a wonderful Cantatrice Chauve! Lots of creativity, lots of emotion and fun. Please go and come same as you are invited by smart an warm hosts. With Marianne you will be able to eat words without being surprised. Delicious!
by on January 20th, 2017
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