Bompas & Parr

Dining with Alice

A theatrical Victorian dinner adventure featuring a dining room spread across a mile of parkland.
Dining with Alice

The most unusual of circumstances

Elsing Hall, Norfolk: 2011. A theatrical dinner adventure conceived and directed by Hilary Westlake with creative company Artichoke. Bompas & Parr provided a four course Victorian feast for 2,304 people that culminated with dessert served on a floating pontoon in the middle of Elsing Halls moat. Over the course of the production 8.1 tonnes of cutlery was hand washed and 576 Holkham beef pies cooked and served.

Photography by Sophie Laslett and Ann Charlott Ommedal.