The drama of a well turned garden has often caught our eye here at Theatre Breaks and, this year, we are again offering ticket and hotel breaks with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show packages in May and the Hampton Court Flower show in early July PLUS a Buckingham Palace and Garden Highlights Tour which takes place on special dates in August and September. The RHS Shows With innovative
Gary Barlow’s and Tim Firth‘s musical The Girls (basically a musical version of Calendar Girls) is rumoured to be heading to the West End in early 2016 after it enjoys its world premier at the Grand Theatre, Leeds later this year before crossing the Pennines over Christmas for a short run at The Lowry in Salford in January 2016. The Girls is the story of how a group of women
I saw Memphis last month and OH WOW. If you like soul music and a decent story then it should be on your hit list. Beverley Knight (right) is stunning – even better than she was in The Bodyguard and Killian Donnelly is even better than he was in The Commitments (the part is much more demanding). The original music manages to create songs and tunes that sound like classics,
In the past few months we’ve been banging on about the new shows coming this autumn and finally they are arriving: Memphis, White Christmas, Made in Dagenham, Cats and Sunny Afternoon just to name a few. I’m in the fortunate position to see them as they come out: good or bad. You are in the fortunate position to wait until you know whether they are good or bad before you
So here we are in the midst of Summer, and if you are like me you are already scanning the listings for any good, last minute, short break ideas. So here are the shows in London that are creating the most excitement because, if you read the headlines last week, a massive 22 million people are coming to London’s theatreland each year! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Rufus Hound, Robert Lindsay’s co-star
London – Creating Musicals (3 days / 2 nights) A 2-night ‘Creating Musicals’ trip comparing how different genres of music are used to write musicals.Includes: Tailor-made itinerary with full program of activities THREE (2 evening and 1 matinee) West End performances – we suggest Once, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables, Wicked, Matilda and, of course Disney’s The Lion King A The Lion King Workshop A musical workshop of your
Theatre Breaks News and Offers Last week was dominated by the news that West End favourites Cats and Evita would be returning to London later this year! Yes Andrew Lloyd Webber is back in style! Cats is probably one of my favourite ever shows: I took all my girlfriends to it in the 80’s! It’s going to be on at the London Palladium for a strictly limited 12 week run
Theatre Breaks News – Cats in London Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit musical, Cats will enjoy a 12 week run from December 2014 at the LONDON PALLADIUM The run will be strictly limited to 12 weeks from early December, making London THE place to spend a short break this Christmas with Cats Theatre Breaks. So don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see this ground-breaking, record-breaking show. BOOK NOW! Please follow
Had to share this clip of Alexandra Burke singing Queen of the Night from The Bodyguard. She took over the lead role of Rachel Marron at the beginning of June and has already made it her own! So if that has persuaded you to come and see the show at the Adelphi Theatre, London, you can find out more about Theatre Breaks’ ticket and hotel packages here. We have a
If you follow Theatre Breaks Angels on Twitter you will have known that last night I was lucky enough to see Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. I saw it 25 years ago when it opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and, whilst I enjoyed it, I have to admit that I felt that it was not as good as Les Miserables, Schönberg and Boublil’s first West End
Highlights for Spring Breaks to London Easter egg hunts, St Georges Day parades, the Boat Race, the London Marathon, Mother’s Day… it must be Spring in London! When you come to London this spring, keep your whole family entertained with a host of special events in London. Easter Look out for special Easter events and activities for the whole family at London attractions There will be Easter themed events at
Art Trip to London’s Galleries Visiting our capital city will help your students develop creative and imaginative responses and the practical skills for communicating and expressing ideas, feelings and meanings in art, craft and design. As many of the galleries are free, we have left freetime in your itinerary to add in your own choices The Trip Includes Art Walking tour A Tate to Tate river cruise Entry to your
English Trips to London English Department London’s literary credits are famous the world over. If you would like to bring to life a dusty tome or two then this is the place to do it. Inspire your students with a tailor-made itinerary and the optional extras that go with it. A one night, two day trip for the English Department Includes: Tailor made itinerary with a full programme of visits
With the impending move of Jersey Boys to the Piccadilly Theatre, London (situated on the corner of Sherwood Street and Denman Street in Soho) from 14 March 2014, I thought people might appreciate some information on the practicalities of going to see the show. So first off, Denman Street is a one way street heading to Shaftesbury Avenue, so if you are driving you need to enter from the Brewer
Theatre News The Society of London Theatres announced that 2013 was a record breaking year for London theatre, with more people coming to see shows than ever before. Of course the new shows grabbed the headlines with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory breaking the weekly sales record for the second time, advance sales for Miss Saigon going through the roof and The Book of Mormon selling out night after night.
The hit musical Evita comes to Edinburgh in January 2014 starring Wet Wet Wet frontman Marti Pellow as Che Guevara
Whether you are trying to think of the perfect event for a special occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or you simply fancy the idea of spoiling yourself with some hard-earned time off, a theatre break in London could be the ideal treat. And although a weekend in London doesn’t have to revolve solely around the West End, it is of course, one of the things that the city
Urinetown is a joyful and irreverent satire set in a future where toilet use is controlled and citizens are charged a hefty fee to spend a penny. But the poor are revolting.
Following its sell out UK tour, London will go The Full Monty in February 2014.
This show has now closed at this theatre. It may be on elsewhere, or it may make a return, or go on tour, but for the moment theatre breaks cannot be booked for it.
Add a 2 or 3-course Pre-Theatre Lunch with a complimentary glass of Champagne or a Pre-Theatre Dinner with a complimentary glass of wine (3 course only) at the 5 star Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel.
This excellent Indian restaurant boasts the title of Britains oldest and is an excellent start to any Theatre Break.
Add a Pre-Theatre Dinner at this excellent opera themed and flamboyant restaurant, rich in heavy drapes, frescoed ceilings, mosaics and operatic props.
The Ritz Restaurant is considered by many to be the most beautiful hotel restaurant in the world.