National Theatre’s Network to offer onstage ‘immersive dining experience’
National Theatre audiences will have the chance to dine on stage during its forthcoming production of Network.
The show is hosting an onstage fine dining restaurant, called Foodwork, as part of the production, at which audiences will enjoy a three-course meal while the play takes place around them.
Described as an “immersive dining experience” that will offer a “completely unique perspective” on the production, it is the brainchild of director Ivo Van Hove and designer Jan Versweyveld.
Diners will arrive through a secret entrance and be shown to their seats on stage by the restaurant’s maitre d’, before being served a set three-course menu that includes dishes such as short rib and ox cheek bourguignon and gin and tonic sorbet.
Audience members will be expected to follow a simple dress code and are warned that they will be visible on stage throughout the production and may appear on screens during live filming that will take place as part of the play.
Tickets will cost £75 for bar stool seats or £95 for table seats. Both prices include the set menu.
Network runs in repertoire from November 4 to March 24.
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