the wild party

writer : JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH / director : RAFAELLA MARCUS
10 - 28 Jan 2017
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon

Grimy Jazz Age masterpiece THE WILD PARTY is the lust-fuelled story of an affair between two cabaret stars, and the final, fatal party they throw in their seedy Hollywood apartment.

Queenie dances twice a night in the vaudeville, and Burrs is the clown who goes on after her act. In the apartment they share Queenie toys dangerously with Burrs affections, but when they throw a party they drag everyone into their ugly games. Brothers Phil and Oscar play the piano while Jack eyes both of them from the corner, and Queenie’s best pal Kate arrives late with a handsome new man on her arm.

Brought to life by just two actors, the syncopated rhythms and rhymes of Joseph Moncure March’s classic poem weave in and out of live music, songs and dancing in this new production that’s served soused in gin, jazz and sex.

“The Wild Party? … It’s the book that made me want to be a writer” – William Burroughs

Mingled Yarn Theatre return to The Hope Theatre following 2015’s the window/blank pages (“searing account of crushed dreams and lost love” – The Stage) with a lascivious tale of the Roaring Twenties. Grab a stiff drink and join the party!

company: JOEY AKUBEZE & ANNA CLARKE

director: RAFAELLA MARCUS
producer: DAVID RALF
set & costume designer: MINGLU WANG
lighting & sound designer: WILL ALDER
stage manager: HARRISON BRODIE
casting: GABRIELLA SHIMELD-FENN

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 80mins without an interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided.

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