WINE – An acerbic comedy with a bittersweet finish

  • WINE - The play

The play Wine was staged in 2018, performed 65 times in the largest theaters of the Netherlands and was received enthusiastiacally by audience and press.

It was performed in Belgium in 2021 and has been played more than 60 times by numerous amateur theater groups in The Netherlands.

Wine has been translated in English by International Booker Prize winning translator Michele Hutchison and in French by Arnaud Evain.

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WINE – A new Dutch Play by Philip Walkate

LE VIN – Une Nouvelle Comédie néerlandaise de Philip Walkate

About WINE
When the yearly wine tasting evening of old friends is disrupted by an unexpected visit, the getogether takes a dramatic turn. The wine keeps flowing, the conversation becomes more intense and the saying In Vino Veritas gets a whole new meaning.

WINE is an acerbic comedy with razor sharp dialogues, hilarious oneliners and a surprising plot. It is a humorous, emotional & thrilling drama with a recognizable story and powerful characters.

Press about WINE

‘Walkates comedy is staged and performed fantastically’
Volkskrant ****
‘An upbeat and dynamic play, that pays tribute to the Anglo Saxon tradition of Edward Albee’
Theaterkrant ****
‘Beautifully constructed, very humoristic drama with surprising plot turns’
Scènes ****
‘Wine is the Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf of our time.’
‘Accessible, full bodied and bitter sweet: rolls over the tongue deliciously’
Telegraaf ****