This year we’re offering you a 'Once in a Lifetime' experience to put an extra special sparkle by having a West End theatre cast host your 'Great Gatsby Christmas Party'.
St. James' Court hotel are delighted and excited to partner with Hartshorn – Hook Productions, to deliver the UK’s longest running Immersive 'The Great Gatsby' theatre show from The Guild of Misrule in a stunning and engaging event for you.
Set in the roaring 1920’s, your host for the evening, Jay Gatsby has invited you to attend one of his infamous parties where you and your group will be immersed in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most famous and glamourous stories. Enjoying performances, drama and even learning how to dance, 20’s style and much more with a host of talented actors and actresses from the hit West End immersive show ‘The Great Gatsby’ to ensure you have a party to remember.
Naturally it goes without saying that you would definitely want to be dressed for this occasion so don your dancing shoes, dress to the nines and step into this heart racing world this Christmas.
Seriously, why would you want to be anywhere else?
The ever suave Jay Gatsby, the passionate Nick Carraway, delightful Daisy Buchanan and a host of other characters from the novel have set the tone for your evenings' festivities.
Your arrival is greeted by a drinks reception.
They move on through to the Drugstore bar, which is dressed to resemble one of Mr Jay Gatsby's drugstores. The bar will be prohibition themed, selling Gin Rickys and the like, fuelled by Copperhead Gin. The bar staff will be in character, serving the guests in American accents, whilst the actors roam amongst them.
Mr. Nick Carraway enters the room and starts talking with guests. His speech slowly becoming louder until he has captured the interest of the entire room.
At the end of Mr Carraway’s speech, the doors into the main room will be thrown open and guests are welcomed into Mr Gatsby’s mansion. The guests will be guided through, discovering new characters on the way. Mr Gatsby, who will have been informed in advance of some of his more prestigious Guests, will personally escort them through introducing himself.
The dance sequence begins. Guests are invited to join in and learn the choreography. The scene ends with a round of applause, and guests are invited by Mr Gatsby to take their seats, as the starters are on their way.
After the starters have been served and cleared, Mr Gatsby will commence his ‘syndicate scene’ to the room, where each guest will receive a calling card and the mission to introduce themselves to Rosy Rosenthal. Only three guests will receive this one on one experience – so they’ll have to be quick!
Following your main course, guests will be taken from their tables into different spaces to explore more of Mr Gatsby's mansion before returning for dessert. Once dessert is cleared, the ‘Tea’ scene will begin. The show will end with Daisy and Gatsby dancing together and leaving in a passionate embrace. The music starts to play, and the party commences.
Step back in time to this nostalgic era at the only place to be this Christmas.
The St, James’ Court, A Taj Hotel’s banqueting suites is where the action is taking place.
Once you arrive into your private venue and carry yourself up our ornate staircase and into Jay’s welcoming foyer, where the man himself will greet you and your party. The oak wood panelled walls and chandeliers set the scene for a night of fun, dance and some serious partying. This immersive experience will take you all around Jay’s Mansion and we know you won’t be disappointed. There’s the infamous ‘drugstore’ & ‘boudoir’ to look forward to and of course a mouth-watering 3 course Christmas meal.
St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London is a discreet Victorian masterpiece, typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest luxury hotels. Crisp and elegant, with the signature Taj warmth, St. James' Court strives to make each visit more pleasurable and memorable.
Located in central London SW1, the hotel is footsteps from Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Park, walking distance from Westminster and Victoria Station and conveniently close to the West End and Mayfair, perfectly positioned to explore London, for business or pleasure.
Your event will be hosted in our banqueting suites with a red carpet welcome which can only be accessed by your party via a private entrance.
- 'Get immersed in jazz-age hedonism' -The Guardian-
- 'The drama rises like a river soon to flood; the perfect soundtrack; everything has been thought of...
A theatrical climax unlike any other' -The York Press-
- 'Extraordinary__ It is a piece of theatre that captures all of Fitzgerald's poetry, and the stink that hovers beneath the perfumed lives of its characters' -The Stage-
If you’re not able to muster a large group for a private party, then why not enjoy all of the above in one of The Great Gatsby Join-A-Party evenings.
We have two dates on offer: Saturday 15th and Tuesday 18th December. Jay expects you to arrive by 7pm.