Wedding play takes cake

Sarah IsonBusselton Dunsborough Times

Interactive Theatre International brings new meaning to “dinner and a show” next week, as the group performs the play Wedding Reception at Caves House Hotel.

After the success of The Fawlty Towers Experience, writers and actors Dave Tremaine and Becky Norris saidtheir latest show’s premise revolved around audiences coming to a “wedding reception” as its guests.

“There are a number of dining shows around the world but with the dining sort of crow-barred in with no real reason for being there,” Tremaine said.

“This show is set in a restaurant and it makes sense why you’re there and eating and interacting with characters.”

Norris said the show included intense fourth-wall breaking, and drew on stories from actual weddings.

“The great thing is the show is new every time, because we invite the audience to be part of it,” she said.

According to Norris, while British audiences were typically more reserved, Australians were the opposite, instantly willing to get involved.

“Audiences in the South West especially couldn’t be more open and helpful,” she said.

“I really think interactive theatre was made for Australians.”

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