The Wild PartyDuration 2h20

The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA

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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.

Cast & Creatives

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
Drew McOnie
Music by
Michael John LaChiusa
Lyrics by
Michael John LaChiusa
Book by
George C. Wolfe & Michael John LaChiusa
Paul Taylor-Mills
Drew McOnie
Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer
Richard Howell
Set Designer
Soutra Gilmour

The Other Palace

12 Palace Street, London SW1E 5JA
0844 264 2121 (Calls cost 5p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
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16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, 148
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Off-Street Parking available at Eccleston Bridge Place, SW1V 1QB

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Access information

How to book
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Access description
The theatre is fully accessible. Wheelchair users can enter through the main doors and use an elevator located next to the bar.
Hearing impaired
There is an audio loop for the hard of hearing.
15 wheelchair spaces available. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.
Disabled toilets
There are two unisex wheelchair toilets: one by the box office on the ground floor and one on the lower basement floor beside the cloakroom.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens