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RECKLESS SLEEPERS EAT THEIR WORDS

RECKLESS SLEEPERS EAT THEIR WORDS

Internationally acclaimed performance company Reckless Sleepers bring their production The Last Supper to York Theatre Royal from Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 October.  The Last Supper is a unique event that has toured around the world since 2002.  With a limited audience of just 39 people, The Last Supper is an unusual invitation to dinner in the De Grey Rooms Ballroom.

Featuring real, invented, past and future scenarios, The Last Supper is part performance and part meal.  The half-remembered words of well and lesser known characters from history are written on rice paper and consumed by the performers.  They are accompanied by the forgotten last meals of inmates on death row, as thirteen ‘last suppers’ are served to members of the audience.

Written and directed by Reckless Sleepers Artistic Director Mole Wetherell and performed by Leen Dewilde, Tim Ingram and Mole Wetherell, The Last Supper has been performed both around the UK and further afield in countries including Australia, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal.  Time Out Sydney described the performance as something “…that holds your attention for days after”.

Artistic Director Mole Wetherell said:

The Last Supper is a performance where we invite our audience to dinner, to eat and drink with us while we speak and then eat the last words of famous people throughout history. These ‘last suppers’ are the last meal requests of prisoners on death row.  Some manage to eat the meals others don’t; too self-conscious or just plain horrified by the concept and the food sits there accusingly, filling the room with a special aroma.

The Last Supper takes place in the De Grey Rooms Ballroom on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 October at 7.30pm and on Friday 9 October at 7pm and 9.15pm.  Tickets are on sale now priced at £25, £20 concessions (£1 transaction fee per booking) from York Theatre Royal Box Office or by calling 01904 623568 or securely online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk.