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The Wolf of Wall Street Comes to the City.
Martin Scorsese’s 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street is one of the most iconic movies of the 21st century. The autobiographical tale tells the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s rampage through the financial markets in the 1980s and the rise and fall of his firm, Stratton Oakmont. It’s a deliciously black comedy with a terrific central performance from Leonardo di Caprio as the drug-addled, corrupt and charismatic central character. The Olivier Award winning producers of The Great Gatsby, London’s longest-running immersive theatre production, have just launched their production of The Wolf of Wall Street in a new four-floor performance space very close to Liverpool St Station in the heart of London’s financial district, the City of London. The show is an immersive set of experiences that recreate iconic scenes from the film with lots of participation from the audience. It’s loud, brash, high-energy and a lot of fun with a committed cast giving their all and the audience lapping it up. However the show probably isn’t for people who are looking for a sedate evening out or who are offended by the F word as it is used…a lot! With 1980s power dressing being completely optional, on arrival the audience splits into several groups and is expertly guided through the different rooms. You could probably return and see the show several times over, taking a series of routes through the unfolding drama. At various times we became FBI agents engaged in cross-examining crucial witnesses and most excitingly we are inducted as trainee Stratton Oakmont employees beating our chests, belting out the pornographic company song and pledging our allegiance to Jordan Belmont, the great leader. If it all sounds a bit over the top….well it is, but that is the world of the movie. The actors really give their all with high energy dancing, gymnastics and semi-naked cavorting – all in a day’s work at Stratton Oakmont – it’s a bit shouty sometimes but that didn’t seem to worry the city boys and girls in attendance who loved the intensity. The show runs to nearly three hours with an interval. Fortunately, there are several bars and a food outlet selling decent burgers and hot dogs including vegan options. If you’re a fan of the movie and want to become a master or mistress of the universe even if just for one night then The Wolf of Wall Street is for you.
The Wolf of Wall Street
5 – 15 Sun Street,
Booking now until 19th January 2020
Travel Information: The nearest tube stations are Liverpool Street, Old Street or Moorgate. The nearest bus stop is Finsbury Square. There is also an NCP car park a 3-minute walk away in Finsbury Square.