Theatre News

Site-specific wedding drama I Do returns to London next month

The production, from Dante or Die, will run at the Hilton Docklands from 26 Feb to 9 Mar

A scene from I Do (2013)
A scene from I Do (2013)

Dante or Die's site-specific production I Do is returning for a run at the Hilton Hotel, Docklands in February, with Anna Carteret among the cast.

The play, written by Chloe Moss, takes place in six hotel rooms simultaneously during the last ten minutes before a wedding. The audience are split into groups and watch the scenes in different orders.

In one room the Best Man is practicing his last minute speech. Nearby the Bridesmaids are squeezing the bride into her dress. Mum and Dad are seeing each other for the first time in years. Meanwhile, the Groom is frozen…

According to press material, "As the piece develops the audience puts together a family jigsaw, with each group leaving the show with a slightly different perspective on family, relationships and what it means to
be married."

The production, which was created by Dante or Die artistic directors Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan, was first seen at the Hilton Islington as part of last summer's Almeida Festival.

The new cast includes Anna Carteret, Terry O’Donovan, Rachel Drazek, Tas Emiabata, Anna Richmond, Penelope McGhie, Andrew Bridgmont, Christopher Dunham, Christopher Reynolds, Zoe Hunter and Sarah Hunt.

I Do runs at the Hilton Hotel, Docklands from 26 February to 9 March 2014 (press night 27 February). Times vary.