Hattie Lloyd 03/09/19
Red Palace | Immersive Theatre In Waterloo
Ever wondered what would happen if you got drunk with a bunch of fairytale characters?
If so, you’re
A) Pretty weird, and
B) Massively in luck, because the all-female performance collective Shotgun Carousel – creators of Dionysian banquet show Divine Proportions – is back this month with a brand new show, Red Palace, which will allow you to do exactly that.
Your evening will split into two parts: 1) A Venetian-inspired gothic masquerade ball and, if you fancy, 2) A dining experience executed by Masterchef semi-finalist Annie McKenzie. So throw on your best masquerade mask, a DJ and / or a ball gown and follow us into the underground maze that is The Vaults….
The story here centres around a prince who’s throwing an annual ball for his fairytale guests – who will all seem familiar, but not quite as you know them. Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Wolf will all be there, but in a very grown-up, distorted, gothically modern context. With your mask on, you’ll then wander the “living labyrinth of the Red Palace” drinking, dancing, and meeting the characters as you go.
Among the many characters and side shows, there’s promise of dancers, jesters, contortionists, and ballerinas who will “fly through the air”, as well as a bathhouse complete with seductive sirens attempting to lure drunken party-goers like you to your “luscious end”, all to the sound of a very talented ghost orchestra.
If you spring for the banquet, you can expect a four-course feast of rosemary & garlic baked camemberts; tender cuts of slow-cooked lamb breast with pomegranate; caramelised chicory with orange & thyme; shallot tart tatin with basil; and toffee apples with coconut, ginger, and chocolate, which we are assured have been “poisoned”.
Well… there are worse ways to go.
NOTE: Red Palace runs from 24th September – 12th January at the Vaults in Waterloo. To find out more, and get tickets (£15-£70) just head to the website right HERE.
Red Palace | The Vaults, Leake Street, Lambeth, SE1 7NN
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The Vaults, Leake Street, Waterloo, SE1 7NN
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