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Header picture: “Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream” John Simmons (1873)


Dinner Play brings the theatre to your dinner party, providing direction on playacting a classic play with your friends in a dinner party setting.

With Dinner Play, guests are transformed into Players; dinner into a Banquet; a group of friends into a Company of Players; dinner conversation into Timeless Tales; dinner attire into Costumes and Props.

This night I hold an old accustom’d feast,
Where to I have invited many a guest,
Such as I love; and you, among the store,
One more, most welcome, makes my number more.
At my poor house look to behold this night
Earth-treading stars that make dark heaven light.

Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene II


Invite your friends

Using the Dinner Play invitations included in your Host Pack, invite your friends to your unique event.

Set  the Scene

Dinner Play Host Packs contain all you need to plan your Dinner Play.

Prepare the Banquet

You may like to prepare a lavish feast, provide simple fare or invite your guests to contribute by bringing a plate of food to share. The choice is yours.


Feast and play

Following the simple guidelines, Players ‘perform’ the Dinner Play over the course of the meal, using individually scripted Play Books.

The emphasis is on playing and engaging with each other (not memorising lines or acting). Players do not need to be familiar with the play beforehand.

Each Dinner Play has been carefully devised to ensure that each Player is fully engaged throughout the whole Play. There is no passive audience.

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