Manhattan, 1928. It’s the Roaring Twenties and Queenie should be having the time of her life – yet the Vaudeville showgirl is troubled, and decides to throw a gin-soaked party where she meets a handsome stranger. Based on a book by Joseph Moncure March, TheWildParty (from 13 Feb; p. 44) was a hit when Toni Collette starred as Queenie on Broadway in 2000 – and the musical scooped up seven Tony Award nominations. Now the show is coming to The Other Palace Theatre (formerly St James Theatre), directed and choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Drew McOnie. Expect ballads, lively melodies, flapper dresses and a whole lotta gin.