1 night dinner, bed and breakfast
Excursions as stated
Matinee performance of chosen theatre show
Free time in London
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1- We make the journey to London to enjoy the matineé performance of your chosen theatre show, before continuing onto our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 2- Enjoy the morning at leisure in London, a varied and exciting capital city world renowned for its fashion, style and attractions. You will be amazed by the number of places that you can visit from Soho to Hyde Park and from Trafalgar Square to the National History Museum you will never be short of things to see and do.
List of shows & dates:
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (6th April, 8th June, 10th August & 12th October) From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.
School of Rock (13th July) The show follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band! As they prepare for the battle of the bands, can Dewey make them embrace the empowering message of rock?!
Wicked (20th April, 20th July & 21st September) The spectacular, multi award-winning musical Wicked has become the most successful new musical in years. If you thought you knew the Wizard of Oz, then think again. Wicked tells the alternative story of the Wicked Witch of the West as an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls first develops at sorcery students and orchestrates their future paths in life.
Woman in Black (19th Jan) Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
Lion King (9th February, 11th May & 10th August) Julie Taymor’s reimaging of Disney’s animated film The Lion King celebrates its 17th year in production for what is an all-time family favourite. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains to the evocative rhythms of Africa, this spectacular production explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music to tell the timeless story of Simba and his epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands.
The play that goes wrong (9th Feb) Now in its third catastrophic year, The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong... does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Given 5 stars from The Daily Mail, called a ‘Gut-busting hit' by the New York Times and with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Ant and Dec 'funniest show we've seen! If you can get a ticket go.'
Mamma Mia (16th February & 13th July) The sunny funny tale inspired by the music of ABBA will have you tapping your feet & humming the songs throughout. A smash hit and ever-popular performance for all!
Les Miserables (16th Feb) In its 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boubil and Schönbergs Les Misėrables is a global sensation. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misėrables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption- a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Witness for the prosecution (9th March) Step inside the magnificent surroundings of London County Hall and experience the intensity and drama of Agatha Christie’s gripping story of justice, passion and betrayal in a unique courtroom setting. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. The stakes are high - will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose. Don’t miss this landmark stage production on London’s Southbank. SEE YOU IN COURT.
Aladdin (9th March, 11th May & 17th August) The magical story of Aladdin is coming to the West End in Disney’s thrilling and bold new musical. This brand new show is based on the much-loved animated movie and is filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. The show will feature all of the favourite songs from the film plus new music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman. Featuring exhilarating choreography, show-stopping numbers and astonishing visual effects, Disney’s Aladdin is an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Motown (23rd March, 20th April, 25th May) Based on the book 'To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown' by Berry Gordy, featuring music from Motown Records and an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.
Everyone is talking about Jamie (23rd March) Inspired by a true story Everyone is talking about Jamie is the new hit musical! Jamie is sixteen, and doesn't quite fit in but supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
Comedy about a bank robbery (6th April) Breaking into its 3rd year, Mischief Theatre's smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End. Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?
Matilda (25th May, 17th August & 26th October) Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is the captivating musical that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a remarkably clever girl who dares to change her destiny.
9 to 5: The Musical (25th May & 20th July) 9 to 5 the musical ells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy - three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film and brought to you by Dolly herself, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!