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Tue 15 December — Sat 19 December

Le Dîner

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
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Le Diner, © Gaëtan Libertiaux © Gaëtan Libertiaux


Following the multiple measures taken in the fight against the Coronavirus, we are obliged to cancel all performances and public activities initially scheduled until December 19. For more information.


Part Festen, part A Clockwork Orange, the family dinner will not go off as planned. Two brothers and their spouses get together in an upscale restaurant. Serge, a politician destined for great things, and Paul, retired history professor who is very critical of his brother’s thirst for power. What brings them together: an unmentionable act committed by their two sixteen-year-old sons.

How far can one go to protect one’s children? That is the key question of Dutch author Herman Koch’s novel Le Dîner which Jean-Michel Frère chose to adapt. The play examines the characters beyond appearances, searches the conscience, calls forth the roots of the violence with an especially theatrical device: a closed world cut into 5 acts, with a progressive structure and a deconstructed narrative. No classic restaurant scene but an engagement of the audience to get it questioning itself, to discover, through concentric circles the magnitude of the drama. With a virtuosic language and with razor sharp dialogues Le Dîner is a mirror through which we recognize our daily irritations and our most cruel dilemmas.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 — Saturday, December 19, 2020


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 8:45 PM

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 8:15 PM

Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 8:45 PM

Friday, December 18, 2020 from 8:45 PM

Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 8:45 PM


Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, 111
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 203 53 03 (Information)
T. +32 2 203 41 55 (Booking)

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