Last year I went along to the interactive theatre show called The Wedding Reception. The show is centred around a wedding reception in a hotel within a function room just like a real wedding reception. Guests begin with drinks which can be purchased at the bar and can mingle with each other as well as the actors that are in the room. It won’t take you long to figure out who they are as they’ll come up to you and ask how you know the bride or groom. At around 8pm guests are taken through to the reception to be seated.
The tables have been set and rolls are served and drinks orders are taken. The show begins with us all preparing to congratulate the bride and groom who have just been married and are on their way to the hotel to enjoy a meal with their parents. Unbeknown to them friends and family have been invited – that’s the audience for a surprise wedding reception confetti and all.
The show unfolds around the audience as they enjoy their meal and take in in the hilarity as it happens. Not quite as civilised as the weddings I normally go to, this one will have you entertained from start to finish and you really don’t know what to expect – it really is great fun. The show is PG 15 as there is some strong language and sexual innuendo. There are 4 actors in the show and each performs either 2 or 3 different roles. The show is pretty fast paced and the actors move all around the room – bet their fitbits count a few thousand steps during the show at least.
This time some of the actors were different from my first visit – the show was just as good though. I also heard that the it will only be on one more time this year at the Kingsway Hall Hotel on the 16th of December at 8pm. It’s a great night out with friends and something different from your normal theatre show. But don’t worry the fun doesn’t end there. In Spring 2018 (dates to be confirmed) they will be moving to a much larger, brighter room at the 4-star Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel for three months and taking their crazy fun theatre show with them.
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