The 1958 short story, which was adapted into an Oscar and BAFTA award winning film in 1987, is the strange, moving narrative of one sublime meal.
Two pious sisters live a simple life in rural Norway. When Babette Hersant, a refugee from Paris, arrives they offer her a position as housekeeper. Then, one day Babette wins 10,000 francs. In an act of self-sacfrifice, she uses her winnings to source and create an extraordinary supper for the whole community. The exotic, sumptuous and plentiful feast unites the villagers, rekindles dormant emotions and demonstrates the generosity of art.
Glyn Maxwell, poet, playwright and lecturer, has adapted the text for the stage and Bill Buckhurst (Skyfall) directs.
|What||Babette's Feast, The Print Room|
|Where||The Coronet Theatre, Print Room, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Notting Hill Gate (underground)|
09 May 17 – 03 Jun 17, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Print Room Theatre|