'Let the dinner from hell begin' - Swindon theatre company return with new comedy thriller

By Swindon Link - 22 November 2019

Arts and Culture

Darkroom Theatre Company are back. This time with a thrilling piece set in a not so traditional dining room.

'It's my creation – like Frankenstein's monster.' 

An artist, a scientist and a sexpot are coming to dinner. Paige, hostess extraordinaire, is celebrating the publication of her husband's bestseller. The arrival of Mike, marooned in the foggy lane after crashing his van, provides an unexpected addition to the evening's entertainment. A silent waiter, sourced from an obscure website, completes the picture. Primordial Soup is the first on the menu – let the dinner from hell begin. 
A wonderful comedy chiller, with blood on the carpet before bedtime.

DTC are performing this new piece in the Brunel Centre, in the now empty lot that used to house TK Max and more recently the Sue Rider shop.

Director, Olly Webb, said: "Theatre has this persona of being in a grand old building with uncomfortable chairs and specific ways to behave. I don't agree with that. The whole idea of Darkroom Theatre Company is to create brilliant, accessible theatre. We use unconventional spaces to allow theatre to travel into the community as it did hundreds of years ago.

"We never charge more than £10 for our tickets because it can be a financial burden to go see a show. I hope bringing this new work into the community will open more people's eyes to the possibility of what theatre is, and can be!

Dinner is performed on the Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November at 7:30pm

Tickets are available from https://ctzn.tk/dinner

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