One can expect misbehaving centaurs, Minotaur, faeries, unicorns, butterflies and flowers of all colours and all dressed for this most resplendent fantasy fable ball - This is What The Butler Saw!
Once upon a time there was a wardrobe.
A wardrobe mysteriously placed on the edge of the great city walls of London and, as legend has it, once you opened the doors of this wardrobe you entered a cornucopia of contrasts. Beautiful butterflies of vivid colours and semi-naked faeries mingled alongside demons and creatures of the underworld in a magnificent ballroom where old rivalries were forgotten and new alliances forged.
Guided, according to rumour, into this magical world by The Naked Butler, one’s eyes will cast upon such delights as dark cabaret and burlesque performances; decadent tea parties; vintage music and even a secret room to which no-one tells of the goings on within. The faeries, once pure and genteel, seem lustful and lascivious; the unicorns strut with a red and almost perverse glint in their eyes whilst the butterflies scatter dark pixie dust on all they touch.
So how does one gain access to such a fantastical ball? Meeting The Butler under the lamp-post on the corner of 66 West Smithfield ec1a 9dy on 8th September is said to be the gateway through the wardrobe and into the realms of the next magical ball to those can show their fantasy side...
Get your tickets now before they vanish! - from http://www.corsetanddiamonds.com/
Fantasy: 20:00hrs; Reality: 03:00hrs
66 West Smithfield, ec1a 9dy
Nearest Tube lines: Farringdon – Mainline; Hammersmith & City; Circle; Metropolitan (3 mins walk)
Barbican - Mainline; Hammersmith & City; Circle; Metropolitan (3 mins walk)
Saint Paul’s – (3 mins walk)