The Wrathskellar

The Wrathskellar

Purchased your ticket? Got your outfit picked out? Insurance paid up? Good.  Than read this note from Herr Bücher

“Eerily sinister and delightfully sensual…”

Tickets are available on-line or by calling (800) 838-3006.

Through the alley, back from hell, when you hear that steeple bell
The Wrathskellar is just off a fog-bound lane in Queen Victoria’s London or down a flight of stairs that Mack the Knife might have tread. In the dim limelight, a chanteuse sings forlornly of a lost love, while a diva plots revenge for some imagined slight.  Hearts, promises, and crockery are broken with abandon and secrets are hidden just below the surface.

The Wrathskellar is an evening of revenge, jealousy, greed, betrayal, lust, and murder… all to your favorite tunes.

The Boston BeauTease, critically acclaimed, immersive, dark burlesque returns in October. This year the haunting cabaret is open in the Davis Square Theatre.

A departure from The Boston BeauTease’s usual mix of bubbly fun and retro glamour, The Wrathskellar is a moody whirlpool of sinister dirges, predatory laments, and torch songs in a minor key. Instead of big band and swing, the soundtrack for The Wrathskellar features atmospheric and evocative works from Lotte Lenya, Nox Arcana, Dead Can Dance, Leonard Cohen, and Gogol Bordello.

The show opens October 8 at The Davis Square Theatre (255 Elm St., Somerville MA).  Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets or by calling (800) 838-3006.

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Do you serve food and drinks?
We have a full bar and you can order there before the show and during the intermissions (there are two).  The bar also sells some simple snacks (candy, nuts, etc.).  We encourage our patrons looking for heartier fare or a more extensive cocktail menu to patronize Saloon next door, either before or after the show.

How long is the show?
The show is about two hours, which includes two 10-minute intermissions.

Can I pick my seats in advance?
You can pick one of three sections (see above) but not the specific seat. The Wrathskellar is intimate and there are few bad seats in the place.

What if I have a big group of people? Can we all sit together?
Patrons are seated first-come, first-seated.  If you all want to sit together, arrive early.

Do you have group rates?
Yes.  If you have a group of 10 or more people, please call (800) 838-3006 for more info.

It’s my friends birthday/engagement/divorce/last night before they go to prison/etc.  Will you do something special for them during the show?
Probably not.  But it never hurts to ask.

Can I bring my child to this show?
That’s up to you.  The Wrathskellar features adult themes like violence, drug-use, and murder.  It also features women in various stages of undress as well as some pretty nightmare inducing imagery.  You know your child better than we do.

Are there children’s prices?

My wife and I went to last year’s Wrathskellar production in Cambridge and really liked it. I’m thinking of buying tickets again for this year, but I have a question. Is it the same play (albeit with maybe different performers) or do you change up the plot/scenes each year?

The basic plot of the show remains the same from year to year.We tell the same story in a different way and in a different place.  That said, this year is not the same as last time. Besides having some new performers, many of the acts are new. We’re also even more immersive than last year, if that’s possible. There are a couple of ‘backstage’ areas you might get to see, if you’re lucky (or wearing a Cursed Cameo).

Can We Dress Up or Come In Costume?

Absolutely! The Wrathskellar is a haven for faded elegance and decaying splendor.  We’re delighted when our audience’s attire matches ours.  Appropriate costumes are always welcome.  We’re less welcoming  to those dressed as Miley Cyrus, one of the Power Rangers, or a cow.


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