Dante or Die | Almeida Festival, London
Photo Ludovic DesCognets
Dante or Die

I Do

Devised by Daphna Attias & Terry O'Donovan
with writing from Chloe Moss
Thu 1 Aug 2013 - Sat 3 Aug 2013

The ceremony begins in ten minutes.

The Best Man is practising his speech. The Bridesmaids are squeezing the bride into her dress. Mum and Dad are filling envelopes with cash. Grandma is dressing her husband, next door the groom's brother is getting frisky with the maid of honour. But the Groom is frozen.

Please note that due to the nature of this site-specific performance latecomers will not be admitted.

Co-Artistic Directors Daphna Attias and Terry O'Donovan talk about the inspiration behind the show

Dance theatre company Dante or Die make work that seeks the magical in the mundane. This site-specific journey will take you through six hotel rooms, ten minutes before ‘I do’.  

With support from Hilton London Islington 

Co-commissioned by Almeida Festival 2013 and South Street Theatre with support from Unity Theatre Trust and Arts Council England.

Members of the company talk about the inspiration for the show, the audience journey and... their favourite props:

Previous work by Dante or Die La Fille à la Mode and Side Effects:



"The Almeida has been a key supporter of this new project, having given us seed funding at the beginning of our process to develop ideas. In the intervening 12 months, Festival Director Lucy Morrison has nurtured the development of the piece, most crucially by linking us to playwright Chloe Moss. We're looking forward to offering Almeida audiences a fun and thought-provoking theatrical experience about weddings and marriages and developing Dante or Die's repertoire in such esteemed company!"
Daphna Attias, Artistic Director

Dante or Die creates dance theatre and site-sensitive productions. Inspired by contemporary stories and the magical in the mundane, their collaborations result in compelling theatre taking audiences on unpredictable theatrical journeys.



This production will be taking place at Hilton Islington London.
The Hilton Hotel is on Upper Street, next to the Business Design Centre, approximately 600m from the Almeida Theatre, towards Angel Station.

The nearest tube station is Angel and buses 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56 & 73 all stop nearby.

Tickets can be collected from this venue on the night of the performance(s). Before that please collect from the Almeida Theatre Box Office.

Please note that due to the nature of this site-specific performance latecomers will not be admitted.

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Hilton Islington London
53 Upper Street
N1 0UY
Hotel website



Please note that this performance is taking place at the Hilton Islington Hotel.

1, 2 & 3 August at 7pm and 9.15pm
Please note that due to the nature of this site-specific performance latecomers will not be admitted.

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Full £15
Concessions* £10
Young Friends of the Almeida £5

Double-Bill Discount
Book a full price ticket for the 9.15pm performance of this show and Jacuzzi on 1, 2 or 3 August and get both shows for just £20, saving £5.

*Concessions are available to full-time students, over 60s, those claiming Job Seekers Allowance, and Deaf and disabled patrons. Proof of eligibility may be requested.

Arts Council England ASP Group