The Invitation; Masquerade Palace, 8 Patriot Square, London E2; £39.00 - £109.99
Fresh from a sell-out run in Hong Kong, Secret Theatre Project is returning to London with the brand new immersive theatrical show The Invitation.
Featuring an immersive dining option as part of the theatrical experience, The Invitation will transport its guests to a Masquerade Party with a dark secret in a five-star hotel, where once donning their disguises, participants become a part of a devilish narrative of action, murder and intrigue.
Described as ‘Eyes Wide Shut Meets SE7EN’, Secret Theatre Project’s highly-anticipated new show takes place at the fictional Masquerade Palace, in the wonderfully historic Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Upon purchasing a ticket, guests will be given a password to enter as well as an address and a set of instructions. Everything is not what it seems as each guest gradually learns of the role they play in ultimately determining the fate of this arcane world of masked secrets, hidden clubs and tragedy.
Created by Simon Shand, the highly lauded Head Chef at The Town Hall Hotel’s Corner Room restaurant, the food offering at The Invitation will be of a standard not often seen at experiential events. Guests will be treated to two courses of contemporary seasonal dishes, all served in a setting like no other.
Examples from the two-course menu include:
- BBQ leeks, egg yolk puree, hazelnuts
- Duck parfait, almonds, marinated beetroots
- Fresh spaghetti, guinea fowl Bolognese
- Cod cheeks, pomme puree, brown butter, capers
- Glazed pork jowl, red pepper, swiss chard
- Warm chocolate, artichoke ice cream
- Marinated pineapple, chilli and coconut
Tickets are available for the show only, with the add-on of two-course dinner at Corner Room and a VIP package, which includes dinner and a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
Having originally opened in 1910, during the heyday of Edwardian architecture, The Town Hall Hotel is a historical gem with a wealth of preserved features. With much of the building now a bustling hotel, the original council chamber still remains, with its grade II listed interior and distinguished Art Deco furnishings providing a fitting backdrop to this new highly conceptual production.
West London Living had a ball attending the Masquerade Palace, and without wanting to give the plot away, can say with all certainty that it’s a winner for anyone into crime drama/ drama/ eroticism, or just a great night out!