A Farewell Dinner

Subtitle
A Farewell Dinner
Théâtre Édouard VII

Until June 24, 2016

French with English subtitles

Location

Théâtre Édouard VII
10 place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris
Capacity 720 seats

Duration

1 hour and 50 minutes

No intermission


Details

Comedy

Recommended for ages 12 and up

French with English subtitles


Highlights

Fixated on the idea of cutting old friendship ties, Pierre and Clotilde make a decision. They are going to hold a farewell dinner. Their first victim and oldest friend: Antoine Royer. But between a cowardly and indecisive Pierre and an unpredictable Clotilde, they soon find themselves in a very sticky situation…

Story

Faced with the umpteenth dinner that they would really rather not go to, Pierre and Clotilde make a decision: they are going to have a spring clean of all their old friendships. They organise farewell dinners, to pay homage to and set free the friends they are soon to say goodbye to forever. Their first victim: Antoine Royer. But between a cowardly and indecisive Pierre, an unpredictable Clotilde, and their overly curious friend, nothing goes to plan…

This original script by Alexandre de la Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte has been a sell-out success since it opened at the Théâtre Édouard VII in September 2014.

​Bernard Murat is a household name in French theatre. Despite training as an actor for screen and stage, he is most well known for his extensive work as a director, having worked with some of France’s most famous actors, and won numerous awards over the past thirty years.

He became director of the Théâtre Édouard VII in 2001, with the aim of expanding the audience of this beautiful venue, notably by broadcasting performances of his shows live on French television.

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Théâtre Édouard VII

10 place Édouard VII, 75009 Paris

The Théâtre Edouard VII is truly a monument to celebrate French and English cooperation and culture. Fascinated by Paris and what it had to offer, the English King Edward VII decided to contribute to Parisian life by opening a performance hall in the early 20th century to highlight both English and French productions. Unlike most playhouses, the venue first opened as a cinema and was shortly after converted into a theatre. The best part about this venue is its amazing location just steps from the Opéra Garnier, hidden in plain sight in a small pedestrian courtyard. You'll even find a statue of King Edouard VII himself right outside the theatre's restaurant terrace.

 

Throughout the 20th century, many well-known figures in the French theatre world have been in-house directors, and some celebrated French plays once premiered at this location in the heart of the Paris theatre district. Even some famous French actors once performed on this stage and took part in Théâtre Edouard VII's beloved productions, including Gerard Depardieu! Today, under the direction of Pascal Legros, it continues to be an incredibly diverse theatre, that achieves a perfect balance of classical plays and new writing.

 

Fun Fact

Writer, actor and director Sacha Guitry is the true emblematic figure of this theatre. The walls of the lobby and restaurant are lined with images of the famous figures that have been a part of the venue's history, many of whose ghosts are said to haunt the theatre's halls, including Orson Welles!

 

Fast facts

Capacity: 720

Handicap Accessible? Yes, please contact us to ensure proper seating in accessible areas

Air conditioning? No