Producers of Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party have just realised this great new trailer of Drew McOnie’s stunning production now playing at The Other Palace until 1 April 2017.
The Wild party is the inaugural production at The Other Palace Theatre (formerly The St James Theatre) which under the patronage of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the artistic direction of Paul Taylor-Mills aims to become a prominent home for the development and presentation of new musical theatre.
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.