Lord Monte and Lady Moneta Gredus cordially invite you to their annual ‘Family Ball’. An extravagant and exciting evening of pomp and ceremony. But this year tragedy has struck as Lord Monte has suddenly passed away! The family are in mourning but The Ball must go on.The audience are invited to a party like no other, where preparation is key and the underlying story is as old as time...to get what you want, you have to play the game. Matches are made, families are aligned and the game is afoot. After all, when it comes to money...blood isn’t always thicker than water.
Taking an eccentric look at the themes of greed, power and family. The piece draws on influences such as Peter Greenaway, Matthew Bourne and The Adams Family, and uses Wet Picnic’s trademark style of audience interaction and eccentric play to create an extravagant night time experience.
Devised by the company
Original Performers: Judy Barrington-Smuts, Graeme Cockburn, Matt Feerick, Ana Mirtha Sariego, Mary Eddowes, Eleanor Young, Marnie Nash, Ryan Murphy, Tope Mikun
Director: Matt Feerick
Choreographer: Janine Fletcher
Sound Design: Ross Flight
Designer: Alice Lessing & Charles Camm