Reader Holidays - London Theatre Dine and Dance from South Wales Argus
Departing June 2014 - February 2015
*Price shown: 10 Oct 2015 - 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 standard hotel on this unbeatable-value weekend break.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Return coach travel from your pick-up point
- One night's bed and full English breakfast accommodation at the four-star Park Inn, 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.Top Price tickets will usually have a face value of GBP45.50 - GBP67.50, and seats will generally be in the front stalls and front dress circle.
Beautiful: The Carole King Story
The inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Bend it Like Beckham
Don't miss this funny, glorious and uplifting adaptation of the much-loved hit film about refusing to watch from the sidelines, bending the rules and scoring that deciding goal. Pioneer of British Bhangra Kuljit Bhamra has collaborated with Howard Goodall to create a truly unique cultural blend of musical theatre.
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.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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.
Featuring classics 'Night Train', 'Try A Little Tenderness', 'In The Midnight Hour', 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone', 'Save Me' and 'Mustang Sally', this is the story of a young music fan who shapes an unlikely bunch into an amazing live act - the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced.
Elf the Musical
The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child, who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. It becomes increasingly obvious to Buddy that he is not an elf so, with Santa's permission, he journeys to New York to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Considered by many to be the greatest Broadway musical, Gypsy tells the story of an ambitious showbiz mother, Momma Rose, who treks across America with her daughters, Baby June and Louise, in search of success with their homespun vaudeville act. Imelda Staunton stars in this West End version of her spectacular Chicester Festival Theatre season.
The story of a group of boys from the wrong side of the tracks who became one of the biggest pop phenomenons of all time - Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring classics like 'Big Girls Don't Cry', '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.
The Lion King
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.
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.
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games
Join us to see 40 outstanding young performers - directed by Michael Flatley - in a sensational new staging of 'Lord of the Dance'. There's new music by composer Gerard Fahy, and new costumes and choreography, plus, for some performances, appearances by very special guest, former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle.
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.
In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning. The first incredible sounds of rock 'n' roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream. The sparks of a music revolution blend with soaring emotion and roof-raising energy in this exhilarating show.
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of this record-breaking, award-winning show makes a highly anticipated return to the West End. The epic love story is the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris, before the fall of Saigon tears their lives apart.
The Phantom of the Opera
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.
Start spreading the news... ol' Blue Eyes is back in town! In his centenary year, Frank Sinatra will return to the London Palladium, 65 years after he made his UK debut. Mixing rare or never-before-seen footage of the legend himself, a 24-piece orchestra and sensational live dance, 'Sinatra' will be an extraordinary multi-media concert.
'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.
The Kinks exploded onto the Sixties music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next? This fantastic new show tells their amazing story.
The 39 Steps
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.
Celebrating the life of the greatest entertainer of all time, award-winning director Gary Lloyd's spectacular show features over two-hours of non-stop hits. Expect your favourite Jackson songs, delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, from 'Beat It' to 'Billie Jean'.
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.
'Wicked', the spellbinding and spectacular smash-hit musical that broke 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!
The Woman In Black
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.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach).
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Your show/event ticket(s) will be given to you by your Newmarket Tour Manager on the day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair or electric scooter, please let us know as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Four-Star Park Inn, Heathrow (or similar)
You will be staying at a four-star hotel, such as the Park Inn, Heathrow. All rooms used will have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.Further Hotel Information
You will be staying at a four-star hotel, such as the Park Inn, Heathrow. All rooms used will have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.Hide Hotel Information