What Do London Critics Think of The Wild Party Revival?

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Michael John LaChiusa’s musical plays the Other Palace, with Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones, and Donna McKechnie.
Donna McKechnie in <i>The Wild Party</i>
Donna McKechnie in The Wild Party The Other Palace

The London revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s 2000 Broadway musical The Wild Party officially opened February 20 at the Other Palace Theatre, formerly the St. James Theatre. The production is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and stars Tony winner Frances Ruffelle (the original Eponine in Les Misérables) as Queenie, John Owen-Jones as Burrs, and A Chorus Line Tony winner Donna McKechnie as Dolores.

The Wild Party, which began performances February 11, is the inaugural production of the Other Palace Theatre. The space was acquired by Andrew Lloyd Webber to be a home and breeding ground for musicals new and old.

The cast also includes Simon Thomas as Black, Dex Lee as Jackie, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Kte, Ako Mitchell as Eddie, Gloria Obianyo and Genesis Lynea as The D'armano Bros, Melanie Bright as Sally, Lizzy Connolly as Mae, Steven Serlin as Goldberg, Sebastian Torkia as Gold, Bronté Barbé as Nadine, and Tiffany Graves as Madelaine.

Read reviews for The Wild Party below:

The Arts Desk (Marianka Swain)
Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)
The Guardian (Michael Billington)
LondonTheatre1.com (Terry Eastham)
Radio Times (Tony Peters)
The Stage (Mark Shenton)
The Times (Ann Treneman)
What's On Stage (Holly Williams)

The revival of The Wild Party features musical direction by Theo Jamieson, designs by Soutra Gilmour, and lighting by Richard Howell.

For tickets and more information on the production, visit theotherpalace.co.uk/theatre/wild-party.

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