"Jacobs the Jewellers is proud to be supporting the SITELINES program by sponsoring the 'I DO' performance as part of Reading’s Year of Culture 2016.  Having been a part of the vibrant Reading community since my grandfather first opened Jacobs in 1948, we’re enormously supportive of the Year of Culture’s commitment to our town. We passionately believe in art of all kinds, from beautiful jewellery through to creative theatre production. The partnership between Jacobs the Jewellers, specialising in engagement and wedding rings, with this matrimonially themed play is a marriage made in heaven! “
ADAM JACOBS - April 2016 

SITELINES-Theatre in Unusual Spaces present….I DO

By Dante or Die

A site-specific jigsaw puzzle through 6 hotel rooms just before the deed is done…

Venue: Malmaison Hotel, Station Rd, Reading RG1 1JX

Friday 15 July to Sunday 17 July.

Fri 7pm – Sat 2.30pm & 7pm – Sun 12noon & 4pm

After sell-out performances and rave reviews as part of SITELINES 2013 we are extremely excited to announce the return of Dante or Die’s ‘I DO’. 

Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in the build up to a wedding?

 The ceremony begins in ten minutes. The Best Man is practicing his speech. The Bridesmaids are squeezing the bride into her dress. Mum and Dad are seeing each other for the first time in years. Grandma is struggling to dress her husband whilst the bride’s brother is getting frisky with the maid of honour. Meanwhile, the Groom is frozen…

Don your button-hole, down a glass of bubbly and join Dante or Die’s eleven-strong cast to voyeuristically peek into the lives of a wedding party as the big moment looms nearer. Divided into six groups, you will discover the twists and turn in the plot in a different order, seeing the same ten minutes replayed in each of the rooms, where you will experience that moment in time from each character’s point of view.

How it works

Six rooms in the same hotel, six interlinked stories, some sad, some funny, some shocking. The audience is split into six groups to experience the same story told in a different order. Each room replays the same fifteen minutes six times, but the content will be perceived differently depending on what the audience already knows. As the piece develops the audience puts together a family jigsaw, with each group leaving the show with a slightly different perspective on family and what it means to be married.

Previous performances

The show premiered at the Hilton Islington as part of the prestigious Almeida Festival in August 2013 before touring to Malmaison Reading, Holiday Inn Winchester, and a two-week run at the London Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel as part of the Almeida Theatre’s Spring Season. In July 2014 it toured across Ireland over two weeks and three festivals. Next year it will be performed in New York and a US tour.




News stories announcing I DO


Broadway World

Official London Theatre

E-Wall Street


 London Metro

The feature ran in the London Metro on 24 February

 Financial Times – preview in Arts and Books as featured in Critics Picks

The Wharf – interview with Director Daphna Attias

Time Out – Critics Picks – Best Plays

The Guardian - Plays set in hotels article online including photo of I Do


Evening Standard 4****

Financial Times 4****

Time Out 4****

Public Reviews 4****


Everything Theatre

British Theatre Guide

Exeunt Magazine *****

 For more information contact Dante or Die’s producer Kirsten Burrows

07711 744 044


Ticketing info… Dinner & Show Packages are available:

 Performance only ticket £15

 Friday & Saturday – Ticket & 2 course dinner: £35

Tickets & 3 course dinner £40
Sunday – Ticket & 2 course Sunday lunch: £35

The price includes both the ticket & dinner, once you have purchased your tickets
please reserve your table with Malmaison Reading on 0118 334 1331.

Tickets are inclusive of booking fee.

Box Office 0118 960 6060


Station Road


Jacobs The Jewellers
25 King Street

South Street Arts Centre
21 South Street

I Do returns to Reading with the generous support of Jacobs The Jewellers & Malmaison Reading.

I Do was originally commissioned by South Street Arts Centre and Almeida Festival with support from Arts Council England &The University of Reading’s Film Theatre & Television Dept.