Fat Doreen’s Wedding
Battersea Arts Centre 2008
The audience were invited to Fat Doreen’s Wedding as guests. Audience members played the Groom, Best Man, Father of the Bridegroom and Mother of the Bride, and everyone else was a guest. As such the audience members made speeches, cut the cake, ate the cake and were driven away in the bridal cars. On the surface a normal wedding yet underneath a murder mystery – the cake was poisoned and the bride had a concealed knife…
This was an experiment in participatory theatre to see how far an audience will venture to change the course of the action.
“Loved going out into the street and waving off the happy couple. Theatre is more fun when it involves innocent bystanders wondering what the hell is going on.”
“Bizarre, exciting, Very imaginative. Unexpected.”
“Brilliant – both in its concept and execution.”