A Tale Of Alchemy: Grand Marnier Launches an Alchemy Inspired Experience with Designer Phoebe English at the Mandrake Hotel
Entitled ‘A Tale of Alchemy’, Phoebe has commissioned the Chivaree Circus Company to create a captivating performance inspired by mixology. Dressed in bespoke Phoebe English designs uniquely crafted for this performance, the Chivaree Circus will perform the story of cocktail making through a carefully choreographed narrative to an intimate audience. A sensory experience, the performance will take place in The Mandrake Hotel’s Serge Bar.
Commenting on A Tale of Alchemy Phoebe said,
“I wanted to create an audience activated experience aiming to amplify, emphasise and expand the alchemy of producing a cocktail. This often mesmerising experience, I have always felt holds magic at its key, the anticipation and excitement of watching the components performatively come together to their climatic, final, beautiful end is always fascinating. As if watching a magic spell, the creative process of cocktail production is the basis for this performance. Enhancing the flavoured components by portraying them as physical manifestations, using contortionists to both visually portray these elements and to produce the drinks the audience will enjoy. Combining extraordinary flavours with extraordinary bodies.”
Phoebe’s piece is part of The Grand Experiences, a curated programme of events by Grand Marnier that inspire us to Live Grand. They will do this by twisting traditions and bringing together the unexpected worlds of art and mixology to transform the classic cocktail experience.
A cocktail by Cameron Moncaster, mixologist at The Mandrake, takes centre stage at Phoebe’s performance. The Mandrake is a luxurious boutique hotel set in the heart of London’s West End. The hottest hotel to open in London over the last year, its daring and unique personality alongside carefully curated artwork make it the perfect partner for the first Grand Experience.
Sam Oxley, MD at Produce UK said,
“We are delighted to be working with Phoebe and her team. She is an exceptional talent, and it’s been a real thrill to work so closely and create this exciting event on behalf of our clients Grand Marnier.”
With three performances of ‘A Tale of Alchemy’ on each of the two nights on the 18th and 19th July. Limited tickets are available here and priced at £25, which includes a seat at the performance and two cocktails.
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