Following on from the success of The Great Christmas Feast, The Lost Estate, have announced details of their latest experience The Lost Love Speakeasy.
Taking place at a secret location from the 10th May until the 30th June, The Lost Estate’s latest experience is a Jazz Age tale that will sweep audiences from the African American fishing villages of South Carolina to the glittering lights of Broadway.
Written by playwright Juliet Gilkes Romero, The Lost Love Speakeasy also features songs of the era arranged by Steffan Rees, and decadent plates from Temper Restaurants’ Executive Chef Neil Rankin each inspired by this epic journey.
It is summer 1929, just months before the end of the Jazz Age.
The Lost Love Speakeasy is Manhattan’s hottest joint, famous for its jazz and glamour, kitchen and cocktails and, above all, its legendary discretion. Stella, the Lost Love’s patroness, together with her house band, The Lost Love Rhythm Kings entertain Hollywood A-listers, sports stars, mobsters and struggling artists alike, creating the city’s most infamous and desired nights out.
Things have gone from strength to strength for Stella. But tonight a ghost from her past appears, conjuring memories of a lost love in the heartlands of the Deep South. As New York is replaced by South Carolina, it turns out Stella was not always the glamorous star she is today…
The production is set to star Samson Ajewole (Shorty) and April Koyejo-Audiger (Stella). It also features music from The Lost Love Rhythm Kings, led by Jamie Cullum’s MD, Rory Simmons, flamboyant prohibition cocktails and dancing till late.
Meanwhile, the creative team also includes direction by Josie Daxter, set design by Abby and Alice, lighting design by Matt Whale, sound design by Chris Murray and costume design by Chloe Doherty.
The Lost Love Speakeasy will be performed in a secret location from the 10th May until the 30th June.