SHOWS DIARY  2018

Last Updated - 18th May 2018

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SHOWS SECTION NEWS & INFORMATION

NEWS THIS WEEK:
New shows:
The Lehman Trilogy
Proms in the Park

SHOWS/EVENTS I WILL BE INVESTIGATING:
A Saturday matinee at Mill at Sonning
Great Gatsby

MORE INTEREST PLEASE!
Consent - only 4 seats sold so far, really need to sell more!

UPDATES:
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.

Feedback & Reviews:
Lets get some new reviews for 2018 - encourage other Club members to take in a play or musical:
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

Theatre "extras"
We recently did 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 on a venue (Menier Chocolate Factory):
On a separate note we recently went to the Menier Chocolate Factory to see the production of Adrian Mole using your tickets and it was a fabulous afternoon.  It was a short walk for us from Waterloo station. The venue was small but very good and the production was wonderful.  If you come across any other productions at that theatre they are well worth the money and we will certainly be interested.

SHOWS IN THE CALENDAR FOR 2018 – as at 18th May

 
Date Show
19/05/2018 Monet & Architecture
24/05/2018 Red
29/05/2018 Killer Joe
31/05/2018 Monogamy – Released, no takers
07/06/2018 Trioperas
13/06/2018 Quiz
23/06/2018 Kiss Me Kate
30/06/2018 The Lieutenant of Inishmore
03/07/2018 Tina
07/07/2018 RHS Flower Show Hampton Court
10/07/2018 King & I
17/07/2018 Tartuffe
23/07/2018 Allelujah!
02/08/2018 Brief Encounter – Released, no takers
03/08/2018 Consent
20/08/2018 The Lehman Trilogy
23/08/2018 Young Frankenstein
07/09/2018 The Height of the Storm
08/09/2018 Proms in the Park
16/10/2018 Company
26/10/2018 A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter
06/11/2018 Motown the Musical

RED
AT
WYNDHAM'S THEATRE
Thursday 24th May @ 19.30
Ticket Price £69.00. Club Price £48.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

The Michael Grandage Company presents its award-winning revival of Red, starring Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch.

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting...

Award-winning actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance for the West End as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder, Harry Potter) in the role of his assistant Ken.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Play, Red reunites John Logan and Michael Grandage following Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw which formed part of MGC’s inaugural season in the West End in 2013, and their feature film Genius.

Directed by MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage, this is the first ever UK revival of the play since the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009.

At the Wyndham's Theatre from 4 May 2018, book your Red tickets today!

KILLER JOE
AT
TRAFALGAR STUDIO 1
Tuesday 29th May @ 19.30
Ticket Price £55.00. Club Price £38.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE: Monday 30th April

Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean) stars as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in Tracy Letts' multi-award-winning, blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe.

The Smith family hatch a plan to murder their estranged matriarch for her insurance money. They hire Joe Cooper, a police detective and part-time contract killer, to do the job. But once he enters their trailer home and comes face to face with their innocent daughter, the plan spirals out of control.

A tense, gut-twisting thriller directed by Simon Evans (The Dazzle and Bug, The Best Man), Killer Joe asks where the moral line is drawn in the fight for survival.

At Trafalgar Studios 1 in London for a strictly limited season from 18 May to 18 August 2018, book your Killer Joe tickets today!  

*Please note: Recommended for ages 16+. Contains adult themes. 

QUIZ
AT
NOEL COWARD THEATRE
Wednesday 13th June @ 19.30
Ticket Price £67.50. Club Price £37.50
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, James Graham's new play Quiz transfers to the West End for a strictly-limited run at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Question: Is Quiz...

A) A new play by acclaimed writer James Graham (Ink, Labour of Love)
B) A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram, 'the coughing Major', for cheating, following his appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
C) A hilarious celebration of the great tradition of the British quiz show?
D) A razor-sharp analysis of the 21st century's dangerous new attitude to truth and lies?

Answer: You decide.

At the Noel Coward Theatre from 31 March to 16 June 2018, book your Quiz tickets today! 

KISS ME KATE
AT
LONDON COLISEUM
Saturday 23rd June @ 19.30
Ticket Price £95.00. Club Price £50.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

The full-scale Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North bring the magical sound of Broadway to the London Coliseum.

Set both on and off-stage during the production of a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady and ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi. Throw in Fred’s current paramour Lois Lane, her gambler boyfriend Bill – and a couple of gangsters who somehow get caught up in the show – and the stage is set for a funny and farcical battle of the sexes!

A charming homage to the sparkling wit of Shakespeare and an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in theatre, Cole Porter’s witty, jazz-inflected score features hit after hit, with show-stopping numbers including ‘Another Op’nin’ Another Show,’ ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare,’ ‘Always True to You in My Fashion’ and ‘Too Darn Hot.’

Bringing together performers from the worlds of both opera and the West End, with the incredible sound of the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North the magical sound of Broadway and the golden age of MGM musicals springs back to life on the London Coliseum stage.

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
AT
NOEL COWARD THEATRE
Saturday 30th June @ 19.30
Ticket Price £69.00. Club Price £48.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

The Michael Grandage Company presents a rare revival of Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed, brilliant satire on terrorism, The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Who knocked Mad Padraic’s cat over on a lonely road on the island of Inishmore and was it an accident? He’ll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland: he loves that cat more than life itself...

Stage and screen actor Aidan Turner (Poldark) plays Mad Padraic, a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, in this hilarious, acute observation of violence in contemporary culture.

Directed by MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage, The Lieutenant of Inishmore follows his award-winning production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2013.

At the Noel Coward Theatre from June 2018, book your The Lieutenant of Inishmore tickets today! 

*Please note: Recommended for ages 16+.

THE KING & I
AT
PALLADIUM
Tuesday 10th July 2018 @ 19.00
Ticket Price £75.00. Club Price £35.00
BOOKINGS CLOSED

Bartlett Sher's multi-award winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I transfers to the West End in June 2018.

Original Broadway stars, the Tony Award-winning Kelli O’Hara and Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, reprise their role, joined on stage by a company of over 50 world-class performers.

Fresh from his critical smash hit production of Oslo, director Bartlett Sher reunites the original creative team: Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner for Best Costume), set designer Michael Yeargan, lighting designer Donald Holder, sound designer Scott Lehrer and choreography by Christopher Gattelli (based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins).

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Don't miss your chance to see the greatest musical from the golden age of theatre on the London stage.

TARTUFFE
AT
THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET
Tuesday 17th July @ 19.30
Ticket Price £70.00  Club Price £37.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE: Thursday 3rd May

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.
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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 CLOSE: Monday 4th June

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 LEHMAN TRILOGY
AT
LYTTELTON THEATRE
Monday 20th August @ 19.00
Ticket Price £64.00. Club Price £52.00
BOOKINGS CLOSE: Friday 25th May

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 CLOSE: Tuesday 29th May

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 CLOSE: Thursday 31st May

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!

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!


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