April 12, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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Returning from the Easter break, the Private Drama team is filled with the joys of Spring and are brimming with creative ideas as well as new found enthusiasm for keeping the Private Drama blog updated…
The first quarter of 2012 has been a bit of a whirlwind with the whole team swept up overseeing countless spectacular events, putting together lavish proposals as well as going out to see new acts. We started the year with a beautiful wedding at One Mayfair where we took charge of the whole event, from the selection of the delicious cocktails and scrumptious canapés through to organising some stunning lighting and production including a black LED dance floor on which the guests danced all night to the thumping beats of our brilliant Rock band “The Lightyears”. This beautiful converted church is one of our favourite venues and it provided the perfect backdrop for a truly fabulous wedding. January also saw us welcoming in the Chinese New Year in style with some gorgeous body painted girls, gymnasts and Lion Dancers at Annabel’s
February was definitely the month for musical cabaret, the inimitable Scales of the Unexpected were the surprise act at a 40th birthday at the Haymarket Hotel where they performed a hilarious bespoke ditty specially written for and celebrating the birthday girl’s life in the style of Tina Turner… and all sung in perfect harmony. One guest was so bowled over by the performance that she told the boys afterwards “that was the most amazing thing I have ever heard”, high praise indeed.
And, our season of musical cabaret continued with a Gilbert & Sullivan evening at the RAC club with our talented cast taking the audience on a whistle-stop tour of all the G&S greats from Pirates of Penzance, through to HMS Pinafore and Mikado. Finally, we brought two of the West End’s best loved musicals to private audiences at two separate events: the wonderful Divas from Priscilla Queen of the Desert performed at a private party at Annabel’s; and the cast of Chicago brought some razzle dazzle to a gala dinner.
March got really groovy baby when we provided some truly shagadelic entertainment at an Austin Powers themed party at Grosvenor House. With our fantastic Austin lookalike compering the evening with the help of his two ever eager groupies, the audience were treated to a rollercoaster ride of 70s treats including glamorous roller girls, a psychedelic glow show and a brilliant laser violinist... before all the guests poured onto the multi coloured dance floor to get down to the funky beats of 70s band Lovetrain, while gold painted dancers strutted their stuff on podiums next to the stage.
Just two days later we were at the Natural History Museum where it was all about the animals… guests were greeted by stilt-walking drumming ants before being led through to the drinks reception by our sumptuous Bolli Darling peacocks. During dinner the Bolli Darling butterfly performed a breath-taking dance before a company of Brazilian dancers and Carnival Animals exploded onto the dance floor in a riot of energy, colour and rhythm.
Phew! And now, as befitting the season, it is out with the old and in with the new as we pack up the final boxes and say goodbye to the old Private Drama offices at Woodstock Studios and look forward to moving into our bright shiny new ones in St Peter’s Square.