Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie and starring the Tony Award-winning Frances Ruffelle, the hugely acclaimed The Wild Party makes its UK premiere at The Other Palace.
The hugely acclaimed The Wild Party makes its UK premiere at The Other Palace.
Directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights) and starring the Tony Award-winning Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables), this sizzling new production of the Tony Award nominated musical sensation is not to be missed.
Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness. In an attempt to salvage their toxic union, they decide to throw a party to end all parties.
The guests are a vivid collection of the unruly and the undone: a cocaine-sniffing bisexual playboy; a washed-up boxer; a diva of indeterminate age; a fresh-faced ingénue; and a handsome Valentino who catches Queenie’s roving eye. The jazz and gin soaked party rages to a mounting sense of threat, as artifice and illusion are stripped away.
But when midnight debauchery turns into tragedy, the revellers must sober up and face reality. After all, no party lasts forever.
Age Recommendation: 16 +. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and adult language.