Now open at The Vaults, take a first look at what to expect from the experience….
Inspired by the story of Dionysus, the God of Wine and Merriment, Shotgun Carousel have created a new immersive dining experience that allows audiences and guests to experience life as Gods and Goddesses.
During the experience, ancient Greek myths will be used as an exploration of pleasure, female beauty and sensuality, personal freedom, expression of gender fluidity and sexual desire. This contemporary reimagining of the Bacchic rites, will see guests experience an indulgent night of eating, drinking and wild dancing.
Divine Proportions has been created by Shotgun Carousel, a female led production company known for getting everything down to the finest detail in their character, creature, costume and set design. This production has been produced by immersive party creator Laura Drake Chambers and designed by immersive theatre expert Samuel Wyer (Alice Underground, The Twits) and directed by co-founder and director of Pecs: The Drag King Collective Celine Lowenthal.
Guests will be led on an immersive journey through secret glittering tunnels, hidden doors and fragrant, floral corridors by their mercurial host Dionysus, and into a paradise of indulgence and entertainment. Ascending into the heart of heaven on earth, guests will be served five courses of heavenly cuisine. The menu takes inspiration from Greek mythology and rustic Mediterranean fair, with each specially-curated course reflecting a key figure from the myths of Ancient Greece. As the guests dine, the bacchanal will continue around them with a wild, kitsch and raunchy cabaret show featuring cameo appearances from other members of Mount Olympus, Persephone, Aphrodite and Eros to name a few.
The cast for the show includes former Roundhouse Resident Artists Helen White and East 15 Acting School graduate Leah Kirby who share the role of Dionysus. Meanwhile, the roles of Aphrodite and Persephone will be held by the award winning theatre-maker, writer, cabaret artist and goth Molly Beth Morossa and multi talented cabaret artist and award nominated showgirl Charlie Bouquett. The Maenads will be played by Rosy Pendlebury, Dajana Trtanj, Alana Bloom and Porscha Bennett-Skepple.
Divine Proportions will take place at The Vaults until the 12th January 2019. For more information visit: https://www.thevaults.london/divine-proportions