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About the Show Less...

Riveting, electrifying, chilling and horribly funny, this darkly comic and explosive adaptation of the award-winning cult film by Thomas Vinterberg, guarantees an evening of utterly compelling drama and astounding theatricality. Read More >

Winner of Evening Standard awards and nominated for five Olivier awards including Best New Play, the hugely successful West End transfer of the Almeida Theatre production of Festen comes to Richmond Theatre as part of a national tour prior to Broadway.

Patriarch Helge Klingenfelt is celebrating his 60th birthday with a host of family and friends at a magnificent old house in the Danish countryside. Amidst high etiquette and fine dining, revelations and accusations tumble across the dinner table, paving the way for a celebration no one will forget! Let the festivities begin…


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 24/04/2006

Closing Night: 29/04/2006

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Cast & Creative


Producer - The Almeida Theatre

Author - Based on the Dogme film and play by Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen

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