Craving something even more extraordinary to celebrate your next birthday? Want something more than dinner and drinks for your next date night? Look no further. Due to popular demand, The Lost Estate have extended their latest spectacular, The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age, now running until September 24th.
If you have done any wistful romanticising of the past, chances are the Jazz scene in 1930s New York has captured your imagination at some point. The allure of the prohibition-era speakeasy scene, with its groundbreaking music, hedonism and somewhat illegal goings-on, is undeniable.
Opening to critical acclaim in March 2023 The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age will now run until September 24th, meaning you can still secure your place at this summer’s must-see event – it’s a night you won’t forget, and we’re speaking from experience. For what awaits you, expect wild dancing, prohibition cocktails, Manhattan feasting and hot jazz. Unsurprisingly, tickets are almost sold out, so you must be quick.
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Why We Rate It
The Greatest Night of the Jazz Age transports you back in time to relive the outrageous (yet true) story of Belle Livingstone’s 58th Street Country Club – a Manhattan supper club born in the final years of Prohibition. Ensuring the highest level of 1930s verisimilitude, the evening is directed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Eleesha Drennan (of Studio Wayne McGregor and National Dance Wales fame), and the result is The Lost Estate’s most ambitious set yet.
Suanne Braun (Stargate, The Princess Switch) stars as Ms Belle Livingstone while Ayesha Pike (Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, 606 Club) joins her as The Singer. This esteemed duo is supported by an equally-impressive ensemble of award-winning dancers – Ru Fisher, Charlotte Coggin, Oliver Chapman, Hakeem Tinubu, Ella Carolan and Ruth Howard – who complete the experience as the Gods and Goddesses Of Jazz.
Of course, at the heart of the immersive experience is first-class live jazz – a homage to one of the most pulsating and resonant musical periods of the 20th Century. A handful of star composers reimagine the era, including The Lost Estate’s Director Of Music, Steffan Rees, along with Iain Farrington, and Rory Simmons (who also leads The 58th Street’s six-piece House Band).
Food & Drink Highlights
You know us – no event is complete without a menu breakdown, and this one delivers. When you’re not transfixed by the entertainment, there are plenty of enticing dining options to enjoy on the New York-inspired menu from Executive Chef Ashley Clarke, previously of The Gordon Ramsay Group.
Start off with the Park Avenue Salmon, followed by Lenox Avenue Surf’n’Turf – which features Smokehouse Chicken and Smoked’n’Pulled Rare-Breed Beef, Truffle Shrimp Mac, and an Astoria Waldorf Salad – before finishing with Ms Belle’s very own Grand Central Apple Pie, Bourbon Caramel and Ices. Vegetarians and vegans are both well-catered for with their own dedicated menu.
Notably, it wouldn’t be a Jazz experience without some speakeasy-inspired cocktails, and that’s exactly what you get from the transportive drinks menu. Specifically designed to accompany the food. Belle’s twists on Prohibition classics, like The Missing Americano and Daiquiri ‘58’, are particular standouts.