Held every Tuesday from 5th May – 9th June in Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Planet, the ‘theatre dinner’ begins with bubbles and canapés in the venue’s Conservatory Bar before guests take their seats to enjoy a performance of The Summer of 1946, a heartwarming three-act play written by Alexander McCall Smith which is set at the hotel.
Directed by internationally recognised South African playwright Nicholas Ellenbogen, whose previous productions include Okavango MacBeth and Richard III, the nostalgic play tells the stories of characters from around the world finding their way home via Cape Town after the war. All lovers of music, they gather over a drink at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel to share songs and stories.
For each act of the nostalgic play, guests will be served a dish from an exclusive three-course menu devised by the hotel’s acclaimed Head Chef Rudi Liebenberg. Diners can choose from a starter of chicken liver parfait with pear chutney and warm baked brioche or roasted cauliflower soup with toasted almonds; and a main of chicken chasseur or kob meuniere, before enjoying a dessert of warm apple cobbler with orange blossom ice cream and English custard cream. Following the theatre-dinner, guests are welcome to head to the chic Planet Bar for a nightcap to end the evening.
Set at the foot of Table Mountain in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, the luxurious Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers easy access to all that’s happening in South Africa’s dynamic capital city. Alexander McCall Smith, author of the famous No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels, regularly visits the Cape Town and is a longtime fan of the hotel, leading to this exclusive collaboration.
Deluxe Rooms at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel start from £366 per night, including breakfast and taxes. The ‘theatre dinner’ experience is priced at approx. £26 per person, including taxes, bubbles, canapés, dinner and the show. It is available to both guests and non-guests of the hotel. To book e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.