festen

Festen

Thu 19 Jan - Fri 20 Jan

Adapted by David Eldridge from the screenplay by Thomas Vinterberg
Directed by Jack Parker, Finn Todd and Samuel Bell

A sixtieth birthday party is underway for Helge, the patriarch of a well-to-do family. The son rises to give a few words. He asks the guests to choose between two prepared speeches. The speech they decide to select, he declares, is a “truth speech”.

Join the family as their evening unfolds, as truths begin to be told, accusations are made, and the void left by a recent death in the family threatens to swallow them whole.

This production is proudly presented by the University of Essex Theatre Arts Society as their Refreshers Show.

  • Thu 19 Jan - Fri 20 Jan
  • 19:30
  • £6 / £9 / £13 in advance. More on the door. Membership Discounts available.
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