BABETTE’S FEAST is a tonic for Sydney audiences, an inspiring and timely re-telling of one of the world’s most loved stories by Danish writer Isak Dinesen, made famous through the 1987 Academy Award-winning film.
With 12 performances running 16-27 June 2020 at Sydney’s Greek Theatre, BABETTE’S FEAST invites audience members to consider anew what happens when duty encounters the unexpected, when hospitality meets the stranger.
This new stage adaptation of BABETTE’S FEAST (conceived and developed by Abigail Killeen, written by Rose Courtney) premiered in January 2018 in Portland, Maine (USA), to rave reviews, before enjoying a successful run in New York, and now will have its Australian premiere in Sydney.
The play tells the story of Babette, a French refugee, who finds safety in a pious Norwegian fishing village. With extravagant generosity, Babette prepares a feast that shocks her neighbours and heals their fractured community.
If you’ve seen the film or read the story, you know that BABETTE’S FEAST is a beautiful and timeless story with a big impact. Like any great work of art, though, it requires visionary partners—LIKE YOU—who see its far-reaching possibilities and want to come to the table.
That’s why your financial support can help make every part of this theatre experience as lovely and true and delicious as it can be.
Our major costs for this first-class production include:
•cast and crew honoraria
We are casting the best theatre artists we can to take care of each aspect of BABETTE’S FEAST. We’ll keep you up to date on, say, how a costume evolves from design to fabric to character. Or how a marketing idea creates a joyful audience.
We’re even offering some nights of DINNER theatre with our friends at DINNER AT THE TABLE to get a real taste of the story.
As Babette says, “Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost!’”
Thank you for supporting our utmost with BABETTE’S FEAST!