Wild Party

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The Other Palace
West End

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.

Wild Party Synopsis: 

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.

Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa; book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe.
Drew McOnie
Songs by: 
Michael John LaChiusa
Richard Howell
Soutra Gilmour
Soutra Gilmour
Cast list: 
Frances Ruffelle (Queenie)
Other info: 
Musical direction by Theo Jamieson
Wild Party Schedule
Previews from: 
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Opening date: 
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
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Latest Wild Party News & Features

The Other Palace
Friday, October 7, 2016
First season of new musicals at The Other Palace theatre announced

The first season of new musicals at The Other Palace, formerly the St James Theatre, has been announced. The venue will officially open its doors in February 2017, and aims to be a home and breeding ground for musicals at various stages of development.

The Other Palace has been taken over by Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Theatre Group who will focus on four key areas: programming, creative use of spaces, musical theatre development and audience engagement.

The Wild Party
Friday, October 7, 2016
LaChiusa's The Wild Party to reopen the St James Theatre under new name The Other Palace

It has been announced that Michael John LaChiusa's 2000 Broadway musical The Wild Party will reopen the St James Theatre in Victoria as it changes its name to The Other Palace from February 2017. This new production, directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie, will star Frances Ruffelle in the role of Queenie, and be produced by Paul Taylor Mills.

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