Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths'

London theatre news: Monday 23 January 2017

Shows - Site specific

This March, Mr and Mrs Smith invite you to an immersive, bilingual (French/English) theatrical experience, based on the works and words of celebrated absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco. March 3 to April 1 2017 at Latvian House.
Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths at Latvian House in Queensway

Image: Ionesco/Dinner at the Smiths'

At this unusual dinner party, sat around a long table amongst the performers and glasses 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 production, frantic, unpredictable and liberating, will make you dive 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).

Director Marianne Badrichani has been directing French plays in new translations for the last fifteen years, in association with Nathalie Berrebi Productions and the French Institute.

Her latest show was the hit production Trois Ruptures/Three Splits, a new play by Remi De Vos presented at the Chelsea Theatre, at the Print Room in Notting Hill Gate, and in Beijing, China. Marianne was nominated “Français of the year” in 2008.


Marianne Badrichani


Edith Vernes

David Mildon

Lucy Russell

Sean Rees

Jorge Laguardia

Sharlit Dayzac


Latvian House

72 Queensborough Terrace

London W2 3SH


March 3 to April 1 2017

Friday to Saturday, 7-30pm

Running time: 75mins


£30 plus booking fee (incl. a glass of wine)

Buy tickets


Marianne Badrichani website

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