Whisper House at The Other Palace tickets
Whisper House at The Other Palace tickets

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Overview

Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik brought his latest thrilling rock musical to The Other Palace, formerly the St James Theatre. Conceived by Keith Powell, Whisper House is a haunting new musical that features a spellbinding rock score. Having opened in April 2017, Whisper House ran for a limited season until May 27th 2017.

Set at the height of the Second World War, Whisper House takes place inside an eerie lighthouse on the remote and isolated East Coast of America. When Christopher’s father’s plane is shot down, he finds a place to stay at the spooky lighthouse, encountering an Aunt he has never met and a rather mysterious Japanese housekeeper.

When he begins to hear strange whisperings through the walls, he must decide if it’s a friendly sound or something far more sinister… A tale about embracing the unknown and facing your fears, Whisper House combines mesmerising magical illusions with thumping, heart-stopping music that creates a haunting story to touch the soul.

Featuring music and lyrics by Duncan Sheik, who is best known for Broadway successes Spring Awakening and American Psycho, Whisper House features a book and additional lyrics by Obie Award-winning Kyle Jarrow.

Whisper House features an exciting cast, including Simon Bailey, Nicholas Goh, Simon Lipkin, Niamh Perry and Dianne Pilkington.

Following the run of The Wild Party, Whisper House is the second production to open at The Other Palace, which was taken over by Andrew Lloyd Webber to present new and rarely seen musicals. Whisper House opened on April 6th and ran until May 27th 2017, having had an official opening on April 18th 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of Spring Awakening will recognise Duncan Sheik’s typical rock score in this mesmerising new production.

Whisper House is not suitable for young children.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 8+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 06 Apr 2017
Press night: 18 Apr 2017
Booking from: 26 May 2017
Booking until: 27 May 2017

Location and map

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street
London, SW1E 5JA

46 Reviews Add review

The show was very atmospheric and succeeded in creating an eerie feel to the audience. The music (composed by Spring Awakening's ... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The show was very atmospheric and succeeded in creating an eerie feel to the audience. The music (composed by Spring Awakening's Duncan Sheik) did feel a bit repetitive but since the mood of the piece stayed the same throughout, this was not too much of an issue. I have to give particular praise to Simon Bailey and Niamh Perry who played the ghosts and Simon Lipkin who played the sheriff. Because the piece felt so creepy and subtle throughout, it was tricky at times to follow the story as nothing but it all came together in the end. The set had a clever use of video backgrounds to establish setting and time.

RichardBayton 6"2, 100 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I really enjoyed how different this show was and how well they put the story across. The actors, especially Stanley Javis playing ... More

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I really enjoyed how different this show was and how well they put the story across. The actors, especially Stanley Javis playing Christopher, gave incredible performances and I really enjoyed the music style! The set was perfect and the lighting really created the mood. My one comment would be that from my seat the sound felt like it was behind me if that makes sense. Other than that a splendid production again from the other palace!

fifilou 5"7, 175 reviews, 2 helpful votes

This is the first time for Whisper House in the West End - a pertinent story set in a lighthouse on the East coast of the US durin... More

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the first time for Whisper House in the West End - a pertinent story set in a lighthouse on the East coast of the US during WWII. It is told by two "ghosts" and 4 alive people with an eery set and wonderful projections of the sea and breaking waves sounds. Excellent acting and singing draw you into the story. Just wish the show had a catchy song to keep you thinking - as Spring Awakening (some composer) has. It was the first time I had learnt this little part of American WWII history - so worth seeing if you can.

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wonderful show - not really a musical/play in its own right but an immersive combination of the two. Beautiful music played by a s... More

imogenbrady 5"3, 12 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Wonderful show - not really a musical/play in its own right but an immersive combination of the two. Beautiful music played by a small band on-stage left and right and sung by the small cast of 6 actors (Niamh Perry and Simon Bailey are an outstanding pair)!! Amazing use of the stage in this small theatre that really pulls the audience in.

imogenbrady 5"3, 12 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Whisper House was billed as a ‘thrilling, chilling ghost story’ but I didn’t find it exactly thrilling or chilling. There was... More

joc78 5"4, 197 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Whisper House was billed as a ‘thrilling, chilling ghost story’ but I didn’t find it exactly thrilling or chilling. There was a very weak storyline and the songs are easily forgettable however they were sung excellently by the actors involved. There was a good use of visuals on the back wall and it was great to see the live band on stage playing their instruments. Overall, a good effort but the characters needed a lot more development.

joc78 5"4, 197 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Loved this show. The stage was brilliant. The story of a lighthouse keeper and her relationship with her Japanese assistant and he... More

CatherineWatling 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved this show. The stage was brilliant. The story of a lighthouse keeper and her relationship with her Japanese assistant and her nephew who has been sent to stay with her during the war. Interwoven is the story of 2 ghosts who haunt the lighthouse after drowning nearby when the boat they were on hit the rocks. The ghosts sing beautiful melancholy/mournful songs which are beautifully woven into the story. Amazing vocals from the ghosts and a brilliant cast make this a show, I am glad to have seen, sad it has a short run but have tickets to see it again before it closes.

CatherineWatling 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Whisper House was excellent, great voices & pleasant music although not the sort you can sing along to! The cast did a good job wi... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Whisper House was excellent, great voices & pleasant music although not the sort you can sing along to! The cast did a good job with an interesting story and were all on stage most of the time. The band were a constant presence at the back of the stage; the set was simple but imaginative and well lit with good sound effects and projection onto the rear wall.

chocoholics2005 4"10, 37 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I really loved this show - it's quirky, dark and purposeful with a brilliant cast. I think what's happening at The Other Palace is... More

mynamemolly 5'1, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I really loved this show - it's quirky, dark and purposeful with a brilliant cast. I think what's happening at The Other Palace is brilliant!

mynamemolly 5'1, 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Don't get me wrong, the cast of this show were amazing actors and vocalists. But the show itself had nothing to it. The songs all ... More

jamesdodd 5"9, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Don't get me wrong, the cast of this show were amazing actors and vocalists. But the show itself had nothing to it. The songs all felt exactly the same, a lot of them were very repetitive both musically and lyrically, they often started and ended in the same place. I liked the set, and thought the projections were a clever way of showing setting and context. Glad I got these tickets for free!

jamesdodd 5"9, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes
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