TheatreBloggers were invited to attend the opening night of The Sting in the newly refurbished (and pretty darn BEAUTIFUL) Wilton’s Music Hall!
Wilton’s is an amazing venue – the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world, tucked away in London’s East End, to enter is like stepping back in time!
When we say ‘refurbished’, essentially we are referring to the charities behind Wilton’s Music Hall basically making the venue structurally safe in all areas. Rest assured, this old gem very much still oozes history and its original charm. I think it is safe to say we were all unanimous in our venue appreciation!
The Sting is a brand new play by David Rogers, based on the 1970′ film of the same name. The show is set in the 1930’s Depression era and is rife with jazz music, mobsters and con artists who will stop at nothing to trick their way to the top. Sounds like a hoot, right?
The building’s glorious architecture coupled with the show’s narrative very much transported us back in time to a ’30s speakeasy. There was music, singing, games of craps and con artists roaming around thrilling the audience…and that was even before the show had even started!
But what did we think to the show? OBVIOUSLY we congregated with wine, but were we STUNG by THE STING? You can read the bloggers full write ups on the show below- happy reading!
Until next time,
Theatre Bloggers x