Gideon Reeling

The Organised Party

Private 50th Birthday

A dark tale of string pulling and double crossing for a Private 1920s themed party 
at Searceys, 30 Pavillion Road Hotel, Knightsbridge.
We were asked to devise and produce an enveloping tale of intrigue to occupy the first 45 minutes of the partygoers' night.
The Organized Party (zed intended), was an original scripted performance revolving around a mob boss celebrating 10 years of prohibition with his cohorts.
Guests entered the hotel via an external elevator guided by a crooked Chicago cop to experience one of 6 different journeys - including celebrations with the Boss, planning with his henchman, gambling with his croupier or plotting against him with his drunken wife.

We created lavish decor and performed in all areas of the hotel. 
There were 10 performers, a jazz trio with singers, close harmony roaming numbers, a character videographer  capturing the lot as well as artist liason for Heather Small who headlined the party.
Kate Rigby designed the Space, 
Alice Lessing the Costumes,
Kate Hargreaves Directed 
and Hargreaves and McGarr wrote it. 
Make up was by Anna Inglis Hall and Paul Rogers
The Videography was by Charlie Cattrall
These beautiful photos are by Rah Petherbridge