An immersive production of The Wolf of Wall Street has extended its preview period and moved the date of its opening night in the face of building “setbacks” and ongoing changes to its script.
The show had been due to have press nights from October 4, but this has now been moved to a new date – yet to be confirmed – with producers blaming a string of issues.
In a letter to reviewers, Louis Hartshorn, from production company Hartshorn – Hook, said problems had initially started when there was a delay that prevented the production from accessing its premises on August 1, as had been planned.
Hartshorn said the company had not been able to get into the building until August 26, and claimed that the site was in an “unfinished state”, including not being properly water sealed, meaning an “already delayed production schedule was further delayed by flooding on three occasions in September”.
He added that since the show had opened to the public for previews, there had been changes required and that the “script is currently in flux”.
“We are proud of the show we have now, but it is still very much alive and responding to its audience – bedding in, if you like,” he said.
He added that producers did not want to present a show for review that “wouldn’t be recognisable by that review in its ‘locked’ form”.
“We are still at the grindstone,” he said.
The production is directed by Alexander Wright.
Last month, immersive production Variant 31 delayed its opening after producers admitted the show needed more rehearsal time.