The Wild Party at The Other Palace tickets
The Wild Party at The Other Palace tickets

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Overview

Tony Award-winning star Frances Ruffelle led a brand new production of Michael John LaChiusa’s 2000 Broadway musical The Wild Party. Directed by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie, The Wild Party was the explosive musical which was the first production to play at the rebranded The Other Palace.

Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 poem, The Wild Party follows a vaudeville couple as they host an enigmatic party at their downtown Manhattan apartment. Queenie and Burrs, one a dancer and the other a clown, plan a wild night and invite a bizarre array of guests. As the drinks are knocked back and questions are fired, a night of drunken debauchery reaches a tangible, tragic climax.

Presented through various vaudeville sketches, the musical originally premiered in 2000 on Broadway, starring Toni Collette and Eartha Kitt. This new production saw Frances Ruffelle take the leading role as Queenie, opposite John Owen-Jones (Les Miserables) as Burrs. Ruffelle is best known for originating the role of Eponine in Les Mis and went on to star in Pippin, Starlight Express and Chicago.

Further cast members include Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Murder Ballad, In the Heights), Ako Mitchell (Ragtime), Lizzy Connolly (Once in a Lifetime), Bronte Barbe (Shrek), Dex Lee (Grease) and Tiffany Graves, with Broadway legend Donna McKechnie, as well as Melanie Bright, Simon Thomas, Gloria Obianyo, Genisis Lynea, Steven Serlin and Sebastian Torkia.

After receiving an Olivier Award for In the Heights as well as acclaim for his work on Strictly Ballroom and Jesus Christ Superstar, Drew McOnie directed and choreographed The Wild Party, which was the first production under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Paul Taylor-Mills.

A dark, witty and emotional musical that brings back some traditional vaudeville to the West End, The Wild Party was not one to be missed, having opened at The Other Palace on February 11th 2017. The production ran until April 1st 2017, having had an official press night on February 20th 2017.

Recommended for

This is an amazing chance to see a rare Broadway musical on the West End, featuring a stellar cast! Fans of big, glitzy musicals will love this!

The Wild Party is recommended for those aged 16 and up, due to sexual and explicit scenes and references.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 16+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 13 Feb 2017
Press night: 20 Feb 2017
Booking from: 01 Apr 2017
Booking until: 01 Apr 2017

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

87 Reviews Add review

With an astoundingly talented cast made up some of the West End’s finest artists, The Wild Party is lavish homage to the jazz age ... More

samhaydenharler 171cm, 28 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show was certainly a Wild Party. There was a lot going on at all times and moved from one crazy event to the next. The set wa... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Unfortunately I wasn’t blown away by ‘The Wild Party’. Being a massive Les Miserables fan, I was really looking forward to seeing... More

joc78 5"4, 269 reviews, 4 helpful votes

What a production! As a show it is pretty non-stop, and the music is relentlessly energetic. But what blew me away most was the pe... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 73 reviews, 7 helpful votes

An utterly phenomenal production - stunning cast, brilliant design and energetic, chaotic, raunchy choreography. The music is infe... More

jgblunners 6'2", 125 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Drew McOnie's direction and choreography is stellar, he is completely iconic. The cast in The Wild Party is also astoundingly good... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I really struggled to get through this show - it's not a typical musical, and I wasn't really a fan of the music. I found myself ... More

jamesatwill 178, 111 reviews, 6 helpful votes

I LOVED this show so much - the music is amazing, the choreography is on point and the cast are truly incredible!

laurenphilpott 5"5, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show once again. I didn't think it was possible but it was even better than the first time I saw it. A really wonderful ... More

natashawhitley1 5"3, 55 reviews, 1 helpful vote