Play directory : Festen

Welcome to the Mandy Actors UK Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Actors UK members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Thomas Vinterberg (ad. David Eldridge)
  • Written
    1998
  • Overview
    The original Danish film tells the story of a family gathering to celebrate their father's 60th birthday. At the birthday dinner, his eldest son publicly accuses him of sexually abusing and raping both him and his twin sister (who had just recently committed suicide).

    It was successfully adapted by David Eldridge in 2004. Other versions have been known as 'The Celebration', the English translation of the title