What’s On: Red Palace at The Vault, London Bridge

A new immersive masquerade ball showcasing cabaret, circus, dance and gastro food will take place in September.

Red Palace, described as an immersive adult fairy tale, will take place at The Vaults in London Bridge for three months starting on September 24.

Audiences will be escorted by audacious characters through the vicious narratives inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, as well as fairy tale characters such as Snow White, mermaids and the Big Bad Wolf where they can find their own fairy tale ending.

The cast consists of a wholly female and non-binary team of players, aerialists and cabaret artists in this Gothic performance.

Gastro story teller and Masterchef semi-finalist Annie McKenzie will provide an exclusive menu for booked diners to enjoy a decadent evening feast.

The show uses the allure of the carnivals of Venice and the works of Edgar Allan Poe to create the immersive experience where audiences must dance and dine to discover the mystery at the heart of the masked ball.

Director Celine Lowenthal said: “I am so thrilled to be working with our extraordinary cohort of performers on Red Palace, and it is a pure delight to be able to introduce to our audiences such a fantastic range of experienced and charismatic artists.

We are drawing together a phenomenal array of Shakespearean character actors, death-defying circus performers, cabaret and burlesque royalty, with some of the most experienced immersive and promenade actors in the UK.

“You name it, we’ve got it: tarot readers, improvisational comedians, singer-songwriters, contortionists, drag kings, MCs – all ready to bring their phenomenal array of talents to the wild and exciting Red Palace experience.

And, as always with Shotgun Carousel, we are proud to be introducing to you an all-female, non-binary, trans cast celebrating, elevating and providing a platform for the artists we most want to see centre stage.

“I can’t wait to begin our exciting new collaboration.

Deliciously risqué, the sybaritic evening is an all-encompassing voyage through a world where extravagance is the norm, labels are left at the door, and everyone can be who they truly are.”

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