With Game of Thrones about to leave a massive whole in people’s lives when the epic HBO drama comes to its conclusions, fans can still feed their hunger for all things bloodthirsty, Machiavellian and… tasty with immersive dining experience Dinner Is Coming. Book your tickets for a wedding like no other!
The parody of the globally successful TV series runs at underground entertainment emporium The Vaults until 14 July 2019.
It is the blessed Day of Marriage between the heir to the Several Kingdoms, Jaffery Bearathon, and Margarine, the beautiful daughter of the noble Trywell family. The Lords and Ladies of Easteros (you, the audience) are invited to eat, drink, laugh and celebrate with them. But be warned: should there be murder in the air, you will be forced to choose a Kingdom. You must pledge your allegiance to the rightful heir to the throne. To which sigil are you truly loyal? Because your loyalty will have some very real consequences to your dinner plans.
Created by Ami Stidolph and Sam Carrack, Dinner Is Coming mixes food, theatre, comedy and a little casual bloodshed to entertain audiences at The Vaults. It follows previous hit shows including Divine Proportions, which invited audiences to feast with the Gods, Dinner at the Twits, in which theatregoers chowed down with Roald Dahl’s disgusting creations, and Beauty and the Feast, which welcomed people into a grown up fairytale ball.
The enticing menu for Dinner Is Coming features a starter of Wildfire Bouillon followed by The King’s Feast with A Scarlet Ending to finish. Audience members are encouraged to dress in a way tht befits attending a wedding in Easteros.
Game of Thrones is an HBO series set in the fantasy world of Westeros. Based on a series of novels by George R R Martin, it follows the wars, political ploys, ambushes, plots, murders, treaties, double-crosses and more of a group of factions who all believe they have a claim to sit on the Iron Throne and rule the seven kingdoms. The season premiered in April 2011 and comes to its conclusion in May 2019. To date, it has won 47 Prime Time Emmy Awards. Its stars include Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and Kit Harrington.
Dinner Is Coming stars Laurence Pears, Liam Fleming, Janina Smith, Jake Hassam, Charlotte Newton John and Georgia Clarke-Day.
About the cast
Laurence Pears trained at LAMDA and has worked regularly with Mischief Theatre in shows including The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. He will join up with the company again later in 2019 to appear in their new show Magic Goes Wrong in the West End.
Liam Fleming runs immersive theatre company in(ep)trepid with which he has staged productions including Momentary Bliss and Dearly Departed. He previously appeared at The Vaults in The ‘Neath. Other credits include The People’s Revolt at The Tower of London.
Janina Smith returns to The Vaults, where she previously appeared as Fairy Liquid in Beauty and the Feast. She also appeared in Secret Cinema’s productions of Star Wars and Back to the Future and in numerous productions for Gingerline including The Grand Expedition and Chambers of Flavour V3.
Jake Hassam is an actor, voice practitioner, writer and director who trained at Oxford School of Drama. On graduating he set up theatre company 6FootStories which has staged productions including Macbeth, The Gypsy Lodge, Shattered Fragments and The Burgundy Boy.
Georgia Clarke-Day appeared in the recent revival of The Best Man directed by Simon Evans, who she also worked with on The Backstage Tour, Miller’s Crossing and Future Theatre’s production of Ghostbusters. She also appeared in Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future.