The Wild Party

The Wild Party Tickets

Based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name and set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920’s excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie (played by Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle) and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness.

Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie directs and choreographs this new London production of La Chiusa's Broadway musical as the opening show for The Other Palace.

This show has now closed. See our list of theatre tickets for shows currently on sale.

1 video 9 images
About The Wild Party:

Presented in five acts or scenes, it takes the form of a number of vaudeville sketches which casually disintegrate as the evening wears on. Queenie and her partner Burrs plan to throw a "wild party", and invite a colourful cast of characters that epitomise the world of 1920s New York, including a fading star, an "ambisextrous" socialite, a gay brother act, a lesbian stripper, a boxer and an underage innocent girl. Queenie's best friend and rival Kate brings her new lover who attracts Queenie's attention, as as the party descends into gin, sin and booze, truths are exposed and questions are asked of all the guests.

By:
Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa; book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe.
Director:
Drew McOnie
Songs by:
Michael John LaChiusa
Lighting:
Richard Howell
Design:
Soutra Gilmour
Choreography:
Drew McOnie
Costume:
Soutra Gilmour
Cast list:
Frances Ruffelle (Queenie), John Owen-Jones (Burrs), Simon Thomas (Black), Donna McKechnie (Dolores), Dex Lee (Jackie), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Kate), Ako Mitchell (Eddie), Gloria Obianyo and Genesis Lynea (The D’armano Bros), Melanie Bright (Sally), Lizzy Connolly (Mae), Steven Serlin (Goldberg), Sebastian Torkia (Gold), Bronté Barbé (Nadine) and Tiffany Graves (Madelaine).
Other info:
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
The Wild Party Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Opening date: 
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday2.30pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

The Other Palace

Address:
12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
Nearest tube:
Victoria

The Wild Party Customer reviews

Our Review

"Welcome to my party/ Glad you stumbled in," declares Queenie to one guest, but to another she asks, "Who the hell invited you?" Here's a musical wild party that the Other Palace is throwing to inaugurate Andrew Lloyd Webber's new ownership of the venue that was formerly the St James, which will now be a home for new and developing musicals; and anyone with a sense of musical adventure is... Read more

Looking for the best seats...