★★★★

'Gin, skin, sin and fun’

Evening Standard

★★★★

'seductively sensational...a party well worth gate-crashing’

London Theatre

★★★★

‘sizzling and sensational’

The Stage

★★★★

‘Deliciously decadent and suitably wild’

Radio Times

ABOUT

THE WILD PARTY was directed and choreographed by 2016 Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie (In the Heights) and starred the Tony Award-winning Frances Ruffelle (Les Miserables)and was performed at The Other Palace for 7 weeks from February 2017.

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 behavior 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 revelers must sober up and face reality. After all, no party lasts forever.

Based on Joseph Moncure March’s narrative

poem of the same title, THE WILD PARTY

originally opened on Broadway in 2000 with

a cast including Toni Collette, Mandy Patinkin

and Eartha Kitt. The production received 7 Tony Award nominations,and a Grammy Award nomination for its composer and lyricist Michael John LaChiusa.

REVIEWS

‘a score that never stops dancing…the band, led by Theo Jamieson, is outstanding’

The Times

★★★★

‘This deliciously decadent jazz-age musical is a perfect fit for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new London venue…an exuberant and breathless ride’

Radio Times

★★★★

‘Drew McOnie’s whirligig of a production brilliantly captures the relentless mayhem…

splendid peformances’

Sunday Express

★★★★

‘[Drew McOnie’s] choreography is the cats pyjamas…and his cast tear into it’

Sunday Times

★★★★

‘Frances Ruffelle oozes sexuality and delivers sultry vocals…incredible star power’

West End Wilma

★★★★

‘the gorgeous jazz score – played to perfection  by Theo Jamieson’s smoking-hot eight-piece band – is full of raunchy wit and rage and rue’

The Independent

‘a really gorgeous jazz score…the band is smoking hot’

What’s On Stage

CAST

Bronte Barbe

Lizzy Connolly

Dex Lee

Genesis Lynea

Melanie Bright

Tiffany Graves

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

Donna McKechnie

CREW

Book

Michael John LaChiusa

George C. Wolfe

 

Music & Lyrics

Michael John LaChiusa

Production Manager

Stuart Tucker

Stage Manager

Sara Lee

Assistant Director

Stuart Burrows

Dance Captain

Tiffany Graves

Fight Director

Jonathan Holby

Casting Director

William Burton CDG

 

Associate Producer

Kylie Vilcins

For DEM Productions

General Manager

Ceri Lothian & Ramin Sabi

 

Original Orchestratons

Burce Coughlin

New Orchestratons

Theo Jamieson

Director & Choreographer

Drew McOnie

Producers

Paul Taylor-Mills

Ramin Sabi

Suzanne Jones

Just for Laughs Theatricals

Designer

Soutra Gilmour 

Musical Director

Theo Jamieson

Lighting Designer

Richard Howell

Sound Designer

Tony Gayle

 

Costume Supervisor

Chris Cahill

Assosciate Director / Choreographer

Ebony Molina

Props Supervisor

Lizzy Props Ltd

Production Accountant

Ramin Sabi
for DEM Productions

Simon Thomas

Frances Ruffelle

Gloria Obianyo

Sebastien Torkia

Steven Serlin

John Owen-Jones

Ako Mitchell