Showcasing cabaret, circus, dance and genre-defying performance, London’s new immersive masquerade ball, Red Palace, will open at The Vaults this month.
Shotgun Carousel invite their audiences to be escorted by a glorious array of audacious characters, through swirling revelry to a place of glamour, danger and transformation, where they can find their own fairy tale ending.
The cast of players, aerialists and cabaret artists will include Ella Prendergast (Secret Cinema presents Bladerunner: The Final Cut), Teddy Lamb (Since U Been Gone, HighTide), Porscha Present (Divine Proportions, The Vaults) and Emer Dineen (The Dark Side of Love, Camden Roundhouse).
Actors and circus artists will include, EM Williams (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre), Rosie Rowlands (Anna Nicole, Royal Opera House), Emily Essery (Doctor Dolittle, UK tour), and Rebecca Solomons (Hive City Legacy, Roundhouse).
Following the huge success of Divine Proportions, Shotgun Carousel return to The Vaults with a Gothic cabaret guided by an irresistible tale. Join The Prince and meet the court; witness the beautiful, the brilliant, the wanton, and the bizarre. Nothing and no one is what they seem.
Gastro-storyteller and MasterChef semi-finalist Annie McKenzie will provide an exclusive menu for booked diners to enjoy a decadent evening of feast and fantasy (subject to limited availability).
Red Palace is inspired by the vicious narratives of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, but these are not the fairy tale characters we think we know as Snow White joins Gretel, mermaids and the Big Bad Wolf.
With the allure of the carnivals of Venice, topped up with the Gothic macabre of Edgar Allan Poe, audiences must dance, dine and discover the mystery at the heart of the masked ball. The stories threaded through the production look behind the mask to explore power and duplicity. The Red Palace sheds the binds of gender and sexual conformity to release a world of pleasure and freedom.
When: 24th September 2019 – 12th January 2020
Where: The Vaults, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
£: Tickets cost from £18
More info: www.thevaults.london/red-palace