Arts & Entertainment

The Wild Party

Georgina Walker as Queenie. Photo: Blake Condo

The Seymour Centre will host a wild party for two weeks, beginning today. Based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March and directed by Alexander Andrews, The Wild Party follows Queenie and her lover, Burrs as they host a fantastical evening. As the night progresses, tension rises when Queenie’s best friend and rival brings an enigmatic man who catches Queenie’s eye.

“Audiences can expect to see something that hasn’t been offered in Australian musical theatre before,” says Samuel Skuthorp, who plays Oscar, one of the party’s mysterious guests.

“The era is all about excess and hedonism and that 1920s luxury is a fascinating thing to watch and compare to 2018 because it’s all still happening today. You watch these characters in this time period where awful things are happening but people turn a blind eye.”

The Wild Party is presented by Little Triangle, who aim to present underperformed theatrical productions at a low price point to diversify the theatre-going audience base.

“Little Triangle are so important because they are making bold choices and selecting shows that are rarely being chosen,” says Skuthorp. “These shows are rare gems that are thought-provoking and interesting, which I think Australian audiences want more of.”

Until Nov 24. The Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale. $35-$45+b.f. Tickets & Info:

By Emily Shen.