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Theatres & Shows 2017

Theatre & Shows – All include coach travel

Last updated 15th Dec 14.07


42nd STREET - Theatre Royal Drury Lane


Shops + matinee
Dec 20th - £57.00
Apr 18th, May 23rd, Aug 1st 2018 - £62.00


Feb 28th 2018 - £61.00


Includes seat ssp £75.00

Reader Trips: 42nd Street

Reader Trips: Dick Whittington

Starring Elaine Paige, Julian Clary, Ashley Banjo & Diversity, Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin, Charlie Stemp and Nigel Havers  
DICK WHITTINGTON - London Palladium

Hot on the heels of Cinderella and produced by the same team, pantomime returns to the Palladium for Christmas 2017 and again features a star studded cast and plenty of laughs. If you enjoyed Cinderella then book your place now

Evening show
Tues Dec 26th - £60.00


Includes seat ssp £75.  Recommended 5+


Show closes January 6th
AMERICAN IN PARIS - Dominion Theatre

With musical numbers like I’ve Got Beginners Luck, I Got Rhythm and I’ll Build A Stairway To Paradise this show follows  Jerry Mulligan on an unforgettable journey through post-war Paris with a tale of friendship and romance


Shops + matinee
Sat Jan 6th - £62.00


Includes seat ssp £72.50 Sat

Reader Trips: an american

Reader Trips: Kinky Boots

KINKY BOOTS - Adelphi Theatre
Fall head over heels with this truly outstanding and uplifting show inspired by true events on a journey from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan via a chance meeting, a broken heel and an entertainer with Angels and a flair for design


Shops & Matinee
Jan 3rd, Jan 17th, Feb 7th, Apr 11th - £52.00
Feb 14th - £65.00


Evening show
March 8th - £51.00


Includes seat ssp £69.50  

MATILDA - Cambridge Theatre
Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress.  Dreaming of a better life for herself she takes destiny into her own hands


Shops + Matinee
Jan 3rd (inset day for some Essex Schools), Mar 21st - £59.50


Includes seat ssp £74.50

Reader Trips: matilda

Reader Trips: New dreamgirls image - reader

DREAMGIRLS - Savoy Theatre
This musical charts the tumultuous journey of a young American female singing trio called The Dreams, as they learn the hard lesson that show business is as tough as it is fabulous and features the classic songs 'And I Am telling You I'm Not Going,' 'I Am Changing' and 'One Night Only.'

Matinee no shops
Jan 10th 2018 - £63.00


Evening show
Feb 6th 2018 - £63.00


Shops + matinee
Mar 7th 2018 - £64.00



Includes seat ssp £72.50 

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Her Majesty's Theatre
This show continues to captivate audiences bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary love story to life  


Special Price Thursdays
Jan 11th, Feb 22nd - £55.00
April 5th - £57.00
Sat June 23rd - £69.50


Includes seat ssp £71/£80 March onwards

Reader Trips: phantom new

Reader Trips: Aladdin

Disney’s ALADDIN - Prince Edward Theatre


Matinee no shops
Jan 25th - £60.00


Shops + Matinee
March 29th - £60.00

School hols
April 10th - £66.00
May 31st - £67.00


Includes seat price ssp £69.50/£75.00 peak

The Songs, The Sound, The Story
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Shaftsbury Theatre

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder, Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Discover the story of the legendary record label that changed music history, featuring an 18 piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks this is a musical sensation with real soul!


Evening Show
Jan 24th, Feb 20th - £61.00


Shops + Matinee
Mar 8th, Apr 19th, Jun 14th, Aug 23rd - £62.00


Includes seat ssp £69.50

Reader Trips: larger motown image

Reader Trips: play that goes wrong

PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Duchess Theatre

Shops + 3pm Matinee
Sun Jan 28th, Feb 25th - £50.00


March 13th - £56.00


Includes seat ssp £46.50

LION KING - Lyceum Theatre


Matinee, no shops
Jan 31st 2018 - £64.00


Shops + Matinee
Mar 21st, May 23rd 2018 - £65.00


Evening Show
Mar 7th 2018 - £64.00

School hols 2018
April 11th, May 29th, May 30th - £66.00


Summer School Hols Matinee shows
July 25th, Aug 8th, 22nd - £80.00


Includes seats ssp £69.50 / £75 / £77.25 peak

Reader Trips: lion king

 Reader Trips: New Mamma Mia

MAMMA MIA - Novello Theatre


Shops & matinee
Feb 1st, Apr 12th, Jul 12th - £58.00

Evening Show
June 5th - £58.00


Includes seat ssp £67.50

THE RAT PACK Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Let your imagination go back in time to the famous Las Vegas Sands hotel with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and the Rat Pack Big Band

Shops + Live in Las Vegas matinee
Feb 1st - £59.00


Includes seat ssp £69.50.  

Reader Trips: Rat Pack

Reader Trips: Annie

ANNIE - Piccadilly Theatre


Shops + Matinee
Sat Feb 10th 2018 - £65.00


No under 5s, includes seat ssp £69.50

WICKED THE MUSICAL - Apollo Victoria
Winner of over 100 major awards this magical musical tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz


Shops and Matinee
Feb 14th, Apr 11th - £67.00



Includes seat ssp £69.50

Reader Trips: Wicked

Reader Trips: Thriller

THRILLER LIVE - Lyric Theatre

Shops + matinee
Sat Feb 17th, May 20th - £60.00


Includes seat ssp £72.50

LES MISERABLES - Queens Theatre
Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, the show tell an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit

Shops + Matinee
March 21st - £71.00


April 26th - £70.00


Includes seat ssp £75.

Reader Trips: Les Miserables

Reader Trips: Strictly Come Dancing

Prepare to see the incredible technique of the dancers, the Strictly singers and band and the sparkling spectacle of some 150 costumes in this breathtaking live experience celebrating all that you love about the BBC1 TV series. See celebrities and professionals Gemma Atkinson & Aljaz Skorjanec, Alexandra Burke & Gorka Marquez, Joe McFadden & Katya Jones, Debbie McGee & Giovanni Pernice, Jonnie Peacock & Oti Mabuse


Leisure time + matinee shows
Sun February 11th - £86.00


Includes £45 lower tier seat

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE A New Musical For Today - Apollo Theatre
Jamie New is 16 and lives on a council estate in Sheffield, he doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by friends he overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness into the spotlight


Shops + Matinee
Feb 14th, Apr 4th - £66.00


Includes seat ssp £65

Reader Trips: awaiting image

Reader Trips: Cirque Du Soleil

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Presents OVO - Royal Albert Hall
Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind!  Never before seen in the UK OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love in a show that will keep the whole family buzzing!  

Fri Feb 16th - £86.00


Includes stall seat. Price includes stall seat for 3.30pm show.

This musical follows the rise and demise of Small Faces, the band who encapsulated all that was mod: a unique blend of taste and testosterone, clothes-obsessed and street-wise but, most of all a dedication to rhythm ‘n’ blues with an arsenal of hits.   Whatcha Gonna Do About It, All Or Nothing, Lazy Sunday, Itchycoo Park, Tin Soldier and more

Shopping + matinee
Feb 22nd - £62.00


March 1st - £61.00


Includes seat ssp £49.50

Reader Trips: All or nothing reader

Reader Trips: Exorcist

THE EXORCIST - Phoenix Theatre
There is something very wrong with Regan. But don’t worry, she’s not alone….. When the medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan's strange symptoms her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what's before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl's soul…This play contains material which may shock and offend.

Leisure + Evening Show
March 8th - £57.00


Recommended age guidance 18+, includes seat ssp £55

New show opening March 2018 STRICTLY BALLROOM - Piccadilly Theatre
When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to with the Pan Pacifics his way.  Featuring the film’s classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps and Time after Time

Shops + Matinee
Apr 18th, May 9th, May 23rd, June 20th, July 18th - £67.00


Evening Show
May 10th, July 17th - £66.00


Includes seat ssp £72.50 

Reader Trips: Strictly Ballroom

Reader Trips: bat

BAT OUT OF HELL - Dominion Theatre
Featuring 17 of Meat Loaf’s most iconic songs, this musical tells the story of the eternally young Strat and his wild gang, The Lost, as they roam the streets of Obsidian, a post-apocalyptic Manhattan, ruled by the wicked and tyrannical Falco. Don’t miss this epic rock ‘n’ roll theatrical fantasy when it explodes back into the West End

Shopping + Matinee
Apr 18th, Jun 27th, Aug 8th, 15th, Oct 3rd - £63.00


Evening Show
May 14th, Sept 18th - £62.00


Includes seat ssp £73.50.    

New Musical Opens March 2018

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 musical, featuring her much loved songs, reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race

Shopping + Matinee
Jun 14th, Jul 12th, Jul 19th, Sept 13th, Oct 11th, Nov 8th, Dec 6th, 13th - £67.00


Evening Show
Apr 30th, Jun 5th, Aug 23rd, Oct 3rd, Dec 6th - £66.00


Includes seat ssp £79.50

Reader Trips: Tina Turner

Reader Trips: Kiss Me Kate

KISS ME KATE - London Coliseum
The full scale Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North brings the magical sound of Cole Porter’s Broadway comedy classic and the golden age of MGM musicals to the West End for just 11 days with show stopping numbers.

Shops + Matinee
Thurs June 21st - £103.00


Includes stall seat    

SCHOOL OF ROCK - New London Theatre
Follow Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn extra cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school turning straight-A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band but can they get to the Battle of the Bands?

Evening Show
August 16th - £66.00

Shops + Matinee
August 30th - £67.00


Includes seat ssp £75

Reader Trips: school

Reader Trips: awaiting image

TRIOPERAS Peacock Theatre
Three legendary operas come together for an unforgettable journey of love, vengeance, tears and laughter with shortened versions of Turandot, Butterfly and Carmen in one spectacular triple bill. TRIOPERAS features the beautiful classics that you know and love, including Nessun Dorma, One Fine Day, Humming Chorus, Habanera and The Toreador Song, merged with punk, rap, rock and hip hop. This high adrenaline show is a dazzling experience, with an incredible display of acrobatics, kung-fu, puppetry, breakdancing, tap, ballet, salsa and even Chinese lion wushu and parkour.

Evening show
May 31st - £66.00


Shops + Matinee
June 20th - £67.00


Includes seat ssp £59   

KING AND I - London Palladium

Starring original Broadway stars Kelli OHara and Ken Watanabe, a cast of 50 world class performers and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s superior score with treasured songs including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, enjoy one of the greatest musicals from the golden age of theatre

Evening Shows
Jul 19th, Aug 20th, Sept 19th - £77.00

Shops + Matinee
Aug 29th, Sept 12th - £77.00


Includes seat ssp £75

Reader Trips: King & I 15.12.17


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