Frances Ruffelle as Queenie in The Wild Party

The Wild Party

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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. Read More >

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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/02/2017

Opening Night: 20/02/2017

Closing Night: 01/04/2017

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones, Simon Thomas, Donna McKechnie, Dex Lee, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Ako Mitchell, Gloria Obianyo, Genesis Lynea, Melanie Bright, Lizzy Connolly, Steven Serlin, Sebastien Torkla, Bronté Barbé, Tiffany Graves


Director - Drew McOnie

Producer - Paul Taylor-Mills

Choreographer - Drew McOnie

Lighting Designer - Richard Howell

Set Designer - Soutra Gilmour

Lyrics By - Michael John LaChiusa

Music By - Michael John LaChiusa

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