FEBRUARY UPDATE

 

Hi everyone,

 

Having booked my 3 day trip in December to Longleat & Bath I would like to thank everyone as this trip sold out in 4 days, and I have a waiting list!

 

Mary Poppins went on sale last week. Their group rates are £65 plus booking fees for best seats. They are only offering rear stalls and circle seats for this ‘best’ price. This means this trip would be well over £80 each per person for tickets and coach travel. Unless there is huge interest I will not book at these prices. This show closed just over two years ago as it could not get repeat customers, so I will wait to see if group prices drop before booking. I have seen this advertised at £75 but do wonder what seats they are for, as the rear stalls will not allow a full view of the stage for any ‘flying’.

 

Les Miserables is moving to The Gielgud Theatre for four months in July whilst they refurbish The Queens Theatre, putting in new toilets.

 

Lion King has announced a British tour to mark it’s 20th anniversary.

 

The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong & The Comedy About a Bank Robbery have announced a new comedy to open in September. Groans Up is about unruly children in a school and their teachers. Sounds like more mayhem from this great team.

 

The tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert starts in Dartford in September and will be starring Joe McFadden. It is produced by Jason Donovan.

 

On a more local note, for those that know or have visited the Theatre Royal at Margate. It is shown on the ‘at risk’ list for 2019. This means there are thoughts to close the theatre for redevelopment or demolition! Whilst a bit dated inside, it is still a great example of the old local British theatre.

 

Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers are writing the music & lyrics to the new musical based on David Walliams book ‘The Boy in the Dress’.