SHOWS DIARY  2018

Last Updated - 12th July 2018

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SHOWS SECTION NEWS & INFORMATION

NEWS THIS WEEK:
New shows/events:
Glenn Miller Story (with Tommy Steele)
Rain Man
Kinky Boots - by popular demand!
Dick Whittington

SHOWS/EVENTS I WILL BE INVESTIGATING:
Christmas at Kew - requested
The Girl on the Train - requested
Come From Away - requested
A Saturday matinee at Mill at Sonning - probably Guys & Dolls

MORE INTEREST PLEASE!
Proms in the Park - just 3 tickets left.
Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire (note: switched to 14:00 entry time slot)


UPDATES:
NOTE: We are testing a slightly new format for the new shows to cut down on the amount of words, I will provide a link to further information about the event/show as provided by the agent/theatre etc., please let me have your feedback so we can decide if the approach is right.

Note: On some events where tickets maybe limited and we are over subscribed we will instigate a ballot for the tickets.

Note: We may have to set a cut-off in which we only proceed if we sell 6 or more tickets for any show.

Theatre "extras"
We tried a "Red Package" offering at an Ambassador theatre for Mary Stuart, which gave access to a lounge for pre-theatre drink & nibbles (included) and for use at the interval. This was well received, so I will be looking to do it again.

Feedback & Reviews:
Feedback on TINA the MUSICAL:
Packed with energy and all the music you love you can't help but tap your feet. The story takes you through the heartache of hard times up to Tina making it bigger than ever. A musical masterpiece with lots of laughs thrown in.

Feedback on CHESS:
Hi Paul,
I just wanted to say thanks for getting such great seats for the superb production of Chess. I felt privileged to have a seat in this short 5 week run. The staging was innovative with lots of historical video on the screens to give the production context. The cast was very special, Michael Ball as exceptional as always, such a lovely voice. And Tim Howar, seen more often as co-front man for Mike and The Mechanics, brought a flavour of rock star to his part. Cassidy Janson fresh from playing Carole King in Beautiful, stepped into Elaine Pages shoes with great confidence, delivering "I know him so well" along with Alexander Burke in her own style.
A wonderful evening out.
Many Thanks 


 
Checkout this feedback on KILLER JOE:
I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the Killer Joe tickets last night, not only was the play absolutely gripping and brilliant, I got to meet the main man after the show. I have been a fan since I was 15 so it literally was a dream come true that I got to meet him. And not just that, I am a massive Gavin & Stacey fan and I also got to meet the Dave Coaches - Steffan Rhodri.


SHOWS IN THE CALENDAR FOR 2018 – as at 12th July

 
Date Show
17/07/2018 Tartuffe
23/07/2018 Allelujah!
02/08/2018 Brief Encounter – Released, no takers
03/08/2018 Consent
07/08/2018 The Glenn Miller Show
20/08/2018 The Lehman Trilogy
23/08/2018 Young Frankenstein
01/09/2018 Little Shop of Horrors – Released
07/09/2018 The Height of the Storm
08/09/2018 Proms in the Park
12/09/2018 The Great Gatsby – Released
04/10/2018 The Jungle - Released
06/10/2018 Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire
16/10/2018 Company
26/10/2018 A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter
06/11/2018 Motown the Musical
08/11/2018 Rain Man
01/12/2018 Kinky Boots
08/12/2018 Mantegna & Bellini – TBC
09/12/2018 Dick Whittington
15/12/2018 Christmas at Kew – TBC
2019
15/01/19 Cirque du Soleil: Totem
05/02/19 Tina the Musical
15/02/19 The Girl on the Train – TBC
12/03/19 Come From Away – TBC

TARTUFFE
AT
THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET
Tuesday 17th July @ 19.30
Ticket Price £70.00  Club Price £37.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Inspired by current world events, award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton has adapted afresh Moliere’s comedic masterpiece Tartuffe.

L.A. Present day. French media tycoon Orgon has re-located to Tinseltown with his family, his heart set on becoming Hollywood royalty. With a new studio to his name, and a palatial Beverly Hills mansion, his empire seems infallible. But all is not as it seems as Orgon falls under the seductive spell of Tartuffe, a radical American evangelist.  So comprehensively has Tartuffe hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to steal his fortune, drive away his son, seduce his wife and marry his daughter.

This thrilling new adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy, penned by Academy, BAFTA and Olivier award winner Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Art, Atonement), and directed by the former dramaturg of the French People’s National Theatre, Gerald Garutti, will premiere as the West End’s first ever dual language theatre production, alternating between English and French with surtitles throughout the performance.

At the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 25 May to 28 July 2018, book your Tartuffe tickets today!

*Performed in French and English with surtitles for both languages.
**For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

ALLELUJAH!
AT
BRIDGE THEATRE
Monday 23rd July @ 19.45
Ticket Price £90.00. Club Price £55.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive. Meanwhile, a documentary crew eager to capture its fight for survival follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir (newest member: the Pudsey Nightingale). 
 
Alan Bennett’s new play is as sharp as The History Boys and as funny as The Lady in the Van.

CONSENT
AT
HAROLD PINTER THEATRE
Friday 3rd August @ 19.30
Ticket Price £69.50. Club Price £57.50
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Nina Raine’s ‘blistering new play’ (New York Times), directed by Roger Michell, makes a triumphant and timely transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre this May, following a sold out season at the National Theatre.

Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?  Friends take opposing briefs in a contentious legal case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

This ‘tense, entertaining modern-day tragi-comedy’ (Daily Telegraph) takes a searing look at the law whilst putting modern relationships into the dock.

THE GLENN MILLER STORY
AT
LONDON COLISEUM

Tuesday 7th August @ 19.00
Ticket Price £69.50. Club Price £29.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE: Tuesday 24th July

It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved? Now on stage, starring Tommy Steele, a musical spectacular, for full details click => HERE

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY
AT
LYTTELTON THEATRE
Monday 20th August @ 19.00
Ticket Price £64.00. Club Price £52.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Sam Mendes directs Simon Russell BealeAdam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

Sam Mendes (Skyfall, King Lear) returns to the National to direct Ben Power's English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
AT
GARRICK THEATRE
Thursday 23rd August at 19:30
Ticket Price £69.50 Club Price £28.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Legendary filmmaker and comedian Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) brings his iconic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing, all-laughing musical collaboration with Tony-award winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Hadley Fraser) -pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’ - inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfil his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, housekeeper Frau Blucher (Lesley Joseph) & buxom assistant Inga (Summer Strallen), his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences. You’ll be puttin’ on the ritz and reeling in the aisles at the funniest show in town!

At the Garrick Theatre until 29 September 2018, book your Young Frankenstein tickets today!

*Please note: Recommend for ages 10+. Contains mild adult themes and humour.

THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM
AT
RICHMOND THEATRE
Friday 7th September @ 19.45
Ticket Price £45.00. Club Price £35.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Immediately prior to West End

André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years. This weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. A bunch of flowers arrives, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all? 
 
The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by Florian Zeller, 'the most exciting playwright of our time' (The Guardian). Starring two of the greatest actors of their generation on stage together for the first time, this major new play from the writer of Olivier Award-Winning The Father is a searing exploration of love, family and the fragility of life.
 
Jonathan Pryce is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning actor of stage and screen. His varied work includes lauded performances in film including Brazil, Glengarry Glen Ross, Carrington and Evita and on stage in a landmark international tour of The Merchant of Venice, Comedians for which he received a Tony Award and Miss Saigon in the West End and on Broadway. He most recently appeared as the High Sparrow in the hugely successful Game of Thrones
 
Dame Eileen Atkins is a three-time Olivier award-winning actress. She is known for her BAFTA and Emmy award-winning performance in Cranford, as well as roles in film including Gosford Park, The Hours and Robin Hood. Her many stage appearances include Honour, Retreat from Moscow and Ellen Terry. She can be seen most recently as Queen Mary in Netflix’s The Crown.
 
'Complex and subtle…a beautiful new play.'
Le Figaro
 
'Highly sensitive and compassionate… Zeller reminds us that life is beautiful.'
Le Parisien
 
By Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Jonathan Kent

PROMS IN THE PARK
AT
HYDE PARK
Saturday 8th September @ 17.00
Ticket Price £48.20 (with fees). Club Price £30.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED: 3 tickets remaining

NOTE: Limited tickets available, if over subscribed we will go to a ballot for them.

Join in the Last Night of the Proms celebrations in Hyde Park on Saturday 8 September as the legendary Gladys Knight heads a spectacular line-up including Josh Groban, Lisa Stansfield, Matt Goss and world-famous tenor Joseph Calleja.

They will join Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcombe.

Presented by BBC Radio 2's Michael Ball, Britain's largest outdoor classical music event is a rousing finale to two months of the finest music-making at the BBC Proms culminating in a mass singalong of the traditional Last Night anthems. So gather your friends and your Last Night spirit for an unforgettable evening.

Gates open 3.00pm.
Entertainment on stage starts 5.00pm approximately.

BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!

THOMAS COLE: Eden to Empire
AT
NATIONAL GALLERY
Saturday 6th October from 14.00
Ticket Price £12.00. Club Price £6.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE: Monday 25th June

Discover one of America’s leading painters of the mid-19th century. With his work seldom seen outside the USA, this exhibition establishes British-born Thomas Cole as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art.

Children
Children under 12 years of age go free with any paying adult. Collect your complimentary ticket in person from the ticket desk on the day of your visit.

COMPANY
AT
GIELGUD THEATRE

Tuesday 16th October 2018 @ 19:30
Ticket Price £79.50 Club Price £42.50
BOOKINGS CLOSED

  • Company, the musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth comes to London's Gielgud Theatre in the Autumn of 2018. Elliott & Harper Productions present this iconic musical about life, love and marriage with the lead role of “Bobby” re-imagined for the first time as a woman.

    At Bobbi’s 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man? Why doesn’t she settle down and have a family? One thing is for certain; you will fall in love with Company. Featuring Stephen Sondheim’s iconic songs – The Ladies Who Lunch, Being Alive and Side by Side.

    Starring Rosalie Craig as Bobbi and Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone as Joanne, this musical masterpiece is directed by Marianne Elliott.

    Performing at the Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018. Book your Company tickets today.

  • A VERY, VERY, VERY DARK MATTER
    AT
    THE BRIDGE THEATRE
    Friday 26th October @ 19.45
    Ticket Price £90.00. Club Price £49.00
    BOOKINGS CLOSED


    In a townhouse in Copenhagen works Hans Christian Andersen, a teller of exquisite and fantastic children’s tales beloved by millions. But the true source of his stories dwells in his attic upstairs, her existence a dark secret kept from the outside world.

    As dangerous, twisted and funny as his National Theatre and Broadway hit The Pillowman, Martin McDonagh’s new play travels deep into the abysses of the imagination, and it stars Jim Broadbent.

    MOTOWN the MUSICAL
    AT
    SHAFTESBURY THEATRE
    Tuesday 6th November @ 19.30
    Ticket Price £69.50. Club Price £33.00
    BOOKINGS CLOSE Monday 4th June

    The songs. The sound. The story. 

    Discover the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation with Motown The Musical. 

    With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, went from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more.

    Featuring 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.

    At the Shaftesbury Theatre, book your Motown The Musical tickets today!

    RAIN MAN
    AT
    RICHMOND THEATRE
    Thursday 8th November @ 19.30
    Ticket Price £35.40. Club Price £24.50
    BOOKINGS CLOSE: Monday 6th August

    Starring Matthew Horne of Gavin & Stacey fame, this should be a great night, full details can be found => HERE

    KINKY BOOTS
    AT
    ADELPHI THEATRE
    Saturday 1st December @ 14.30
    Ticket Price £75.00. Club Price £37.50
    BOOKINGS CLOSE: Monday 13th August

    Back by popular demand and the suggestion of a matinee, full details about the production can be found => HERE

    DICK WHITTINGTON
    AT
    THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR
    Sunday 9th December @ 16.00
    Ticket Price £32.00. Club Price £18.00
    BOOKINGS CLOSE: When tickets sold, or Friday 9th November

    It's time for a panto - oh, no it's not - well it is if you want to get seats to this popular event, full details can be found => HERE

    CIRQUE DU SOLEIL:TOTEM
    AT
    ROYAL ALBERT HALL
    Tuesday 15th January @ 19.30
    Ticket Price £79.00. Club Price £50.00
    BOOKINGS CLOSE Monday 9th July

    Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with Totem

    Totem takes you on a stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Alternating between primitive and modern myths, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, Totem explores the evolutionary process of species, our ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels us ever further, faster, and higher…

    Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts, and returning to London after record-breaking previous seasons, Totem is an unforgettable spectacle for all ages.

    Experience the spectacular, world famous Cirque du Soleil at an iconic London venue – book now.

    TINA the MUSICAL
    AT
    ALDWYCH THEATRE
    Tuesday 5th February @ 19.30
    Ticket Price £79.50. Club Price £32.50
    BOOKINGS CLOSE Monday 2nd July

    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.

    One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 11 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

    Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall (Mountaintop) and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!).

    Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is presented in association with Tina Turner.


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