Dinner by Moira Buffini
About the Play
A black satirical comedy full of razor-sharp wit, memorable characters and drama that is deliciously entertaining.
Paige Janssen, the hostess with the mostest, throws a glamorous dinner party to celebrate the release of her husband’s new self-help book. She is determined to have everything perfect and has gone to great lengths to prepare the menu, even hiring a waiter just for the occasion.
An eclectic mix of characters have been artfully invited, including a sex bomb newsreader and her seemingly mismatched husband – a microbiologist, an undiscovered artist and a surprise guest.
The evening takes a bizarre turn when Paige serves inedible dishes and manipulates her bemused guests into divulging their deepest secrets. It soon becomes clear they have been invited to the dinner party from hell – one that they will never forget!
Special thanks to Alvin Fernandez, Ae’lkemi designer of Tasma Walton’s dress; Sheree Dornan, Love in Tokyo designer of Alison van Reeken’s dress; and Michelle Tindale, Tindale designer of Rebecca Davis’ dress.
Cast & Creatives
Cast Includes: Rebecca Davis, Stuart Halusz, Greg McNeill, Kenneth Ransom, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken and Tasma Walton.
Directed by Kate Cherry.
Designers: Sound Designer/Composer Ash Gibson Greig, Costume & Props India Mehta, Set & Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest.
"If you like your comedy jet black and your insults like a dagger to the heart you’ll enjoy Dinner with its absurdist culinary delights and vitriolic dialogue.” Perth Theatre Reviews
"The performances, directed by Kate Cherry, were really what made this production memorable. Walton and Davis were standouts, though all were commendable." WA Today
"Disturbingly entertaining ... If the quality of the rest of the year’s productions are as good as this one, we are in for a good year." Australian Stage