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Reader Holidays - London Theatre Dine and Dance from York Press
Departing September 2012 - February 2013
*Price shown: 12 Oct 2013 - BML
Good food, great music and the best of London theatre
Make the very best of a weekend in London! Enjoy a matinee performance of a fantastic West End musical, sightsee or shop 'til you drop on Sunday in the capital, and enjoy a delightful dinner and an evening of dancing at a four-star hotel on this unbeatable-value weekend break.
What The Price Includes
- Coach travel throughout
- One night's bed and full English breakfast accommodation at the four-star Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow (or similar)
- A ticket for a Saturday matinee performance of the West End show of your chosen show (prices will vary according to show and ticket category selected)
- Dinner on Saturday night
- An after-dinner disco in your hotel
- A transfer into Central London on Day Two
- The services of a hotel-based representative
- Government taxes and service charges
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area in the early morning we'll travel to London. Arriving around lunchtime you'll be dropped off close to the theatre for the matinee performance of your chosen show. After the show the coach will collect you from your drop-off point and take you to your hotel where you'll have time to check in, relax and freshen up before dinner is served.After dinner, dance the night away at your hotel.
On Sunday morning your coach will take you into central London's lively West End. London is the shopping capital of the world and you'll have time to explore the stalls and boutiques of Covent Garden, the bustling stores of Oxford Street or the luxury department stores of Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason, before re-boarding the coach to begin your journey home in the afternoon.
Our lead price is based on an included, Standard ticket to 'Wicked'. Upgrade tickets are available, and the exact face-values of your tickets and your seat allocations will vary from show to show.
Standard tickets will usually have a face value of GBP15.00 - GBP44.00, and seats will generally be in the rear and upper circle (sometimes balcony).Upgrade tickets usually have a face value of GBP32.00 - GBP55.00, and seats will generally be in the stalls, dress circle or front upper circle.Best Available tickets will usually have a face value of GBP45.00 - GBP67.50, and seats will generally be in the front stalls and front dress circle.
One of the most adored British films of 2000, 'Billy Elliot' has been developed for the stage by the same multi-award-winning team who created the film, and using a score written by pop megastar Elton John.
Written by Willy Russell, this musical has been thrilling West End audiences for over 20 years. It follows twins who are separated at birth and grow up on opposite sides of Liverpool, in very different circumstances. The boys' paths cross in later life until a final clash leads to tragedy.
The Book of Mormon
Based on the smash-hit 1992 film, this romantic thriller stars Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, Heather Headley. A whole host of Whitney Houston's greatest hits will feature, including 'Saving All My Love', 'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' - and one of the greatest songs of all time, 'I Will Always Love You'.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This Tony Award winning show follows two young Mormon missionaries sent to convert an African village, and satirises everything from religion to The Lion King. In the course of their misadventures, the mismatched pair end up just about as far away from their home in Salt Lake City as you can imagine.
A Chorus Line
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical. Directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, this spectacular new show is choc-full of fantastical treats and dazzling sensations.
The jazziest, sexiest, most divinely decadent musical in the West End, this glamorous show won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and includes the songs "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle".
Follow 17 young hopefuls as they fight it out for just eight places in a new Broadway show. With wonderful music by the late Marvin Hamlisch, including songs such as, 'I Hope I Get It', 'Sing!' and 'One (Singular Sensation)', this is a show that promises to have the audience on their feet and dancing in the aisles.
The Lion King
Inspired by the album, 'Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical' will give you the greatest time of your life - taking you back to a time when each passing week bought one classic hit after another from music's golden era.
Bruce Joel Rubin adapts his Oscar-winning screenplay for the stage as 'Ghost' opens at the Piccadilly Theatre. Featuring stunning new music and lyrics, and magical stage effects by Paul Kieve, illusionist for 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban', this musical promises to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride of romance, drama and suspense.
Don't miss this story of a group of working-class boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop phenomena of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring classics like "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby, Goodbye)", "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)", "Walk Like a Man" and many more.
Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular production sweeps its audience through a tale of passion set in a nation in the grip of revolution. In its intimate home at the Queen's Theatre, it's an incredibly moving experience.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Let It Be is a spectacular theatrical concert jam-packed with over 20 of The Beatles' greatest hits. Relive The Fab Four's meteoric rise from Liverpool's Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to later studio masterpieces - and from 'Twist and Shout', 'She Loves You' and 'All My Lovin" to 'Yesterday', 'Come Together' and 'Hey Jude'.
The Phantom of the Opera
Multi-award-winning director Julie Taymor has transformed Disney's phenomenal animated film into a breathtaking spectacle of animals miraculously brought to life by a cast of more than 40 actors.
Rock of Ages
This wonderful tongue-in-cheek production combines Abba's hit songs with glittering 1970s nostalgia, as seen through the eyes of a mother and daughter on her wedding day.
In 1996 Roald Dahl's much-loved story was adapted into a film, and now the stage adaptation is taking the theatre world by storm. The musical was awarded the Peter Heppie Award for Best Musical at The Critics Circle Award.
The 39 Steps
Winner of eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best New Musical, Once is a celebration of love, friendship and music. When an Irish busker and a young Czech mother meet through a shared love of music, their songwriting sparks a tender, longing romance that neither of them could have expected.
Following sell-out seasons at the National Theatre and Adelphi Theatre, smash-hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors transfers to Theatre Royal Haymarket with a brand new cast. This award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy: a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic masterpiece. This haunting musical, featuring memorable music, wonderful costumes and special effects, has been playing to packed houses since it opened.
This worldwide smash hit features of a raucous mix of 28 classic 80s tunes, including 'Don't Stop Believin", 'We Built This City', 'The Final Countdown', 'Wanted Dead or Alive' and 'Here I Go Again', and tells the hilarious story of a small town girl and a big city rocker falling in love to the greatest songs of the decade.
We Will Rock You
Join unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed, Donkey, as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower. Featuring new songs, as well as the cult Shrek anthem "I'm a Believer", this spectacular stage production brings the film's well-loved characters to life.
Full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best loved films, with a glorious score including 'Good Morning', 'Make 'em Laugh', 'Moses Supposes' and the classic 'Singin' in the Rain'.
The Woman In Black
STOMP finds beauty and music in the mundane. With energy and exuberance, its cast of eight take the clutter and junk of everyday life and transform it into a theatrical event.
Michael Ball stars as the eponymous demon barber of Fleet Street, with Oscar-nominated actress Imelda Staunton as the devoted Mrs. Lovett, in this wickedly funny production of Sondheim's musical masterpiece.
Based on John Buchan's classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's memorable movie version, this hilarious comedy stars just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun.
Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits, including 'Let's Face the Music and Dance', 'Cheek to Cheek', and 'White Tie and Tails', Top Hat is a glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance. Packed with stunning tap, romantic ballroom - and a little bit of Busby Berkeley - this is a love story that will set the pulses racing.
Spice up your life with this exhilarating and irresistibly funny tale of love, loyalty and romance, written by comedy legend Jennifer Saunders. An original story of our times, inspired by and featuring the songs of the Spice Girls, Viva Forever! promises to hit all the high notes for a fabulous night out.
'War Horse', the stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo, is a must-see! Wrap yourself in the story of Albert and his horse Joey, as actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets created by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through The First World War.
This musical, with words and music by Ben Elton and Queen, is a must-see for fans of Freddie and the band. Featuring over 30 great songs performed live, 'We Will Rock You' is not just a title - it's a promise!
Wicked, the spellbinding and spectacular smash-hit musical that has already broken every New York box-office record, is the untold story of the legendary witches from 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. See it, and find yourself transported to a fantasy land of wizardry and witchcraft!
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow and into The London Palladium for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of 'The Wizard of Oz', starring Danielle Hope, winner of the BBC's 'Over The Rainbow', as Dorothy!
Over seven million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most exciting, spooky, gripping and successful theatre events ever staged. Don't miss an evening of unremitting drama in a terrifying and ghostly world.
Please note that we cannot be held responsible in the unlikely event of any of the named performers not appearing in the performance of the show that you have booked to see.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Four-star Heathrow/Slough Area Hotel
You will be staying in a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area. All rooms used will have private facilities, colour TV, radios and telephones, and all hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.Further Hotel Information »
You will be staying in a good hotel in the Heathrow/Slough area. All rooms used will have private facilities, colour TV, radios and telephones, and all hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.Hide Hotel Information »