January 5 - 14, 2017 (hotel check-in on January 5)
Thu 5th Jan
by Louis Jenkins and Mark Rylance
19:30 at the Harold Pinter
Sat 7th Jan
by Michael Frayn
adapted from the play without a name by Anton Chekhov
19:30 at Hampstead Theatre
Sun 8th Jan
Dinner at 34 Restaurant
Mon 9th Jan
by Henrik Ibsen
in a new version by Patrick Marber
19:30 at the Lyttleton at the National Theatre
Tue 10th Jan
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes
based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
19:30 at Sadlers Wells
Wed 11th Jan
by George Bernard Shaw
19:30 at the Donmar Warehouse
Thu 12th Jan
book by Joe Masteroff,
music by Jerry Brock
lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
20:00 at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Something Extra (for no extra cost)
London, in our opinion, is one of the most incredible cities in the world. So here's our promise to you: you'll have plenty of time to explore it! World-class museums and galleries are withing walking distance of the hotel, as are fine restaurants, distinct neighborhoods, sprawling parks and of course the River Thames.
This is a five-star tour, so this year at the Guoman Royal Horseguards, recipient of the 2010 AA London Hotel of the Year award. Selected in part due to its successful transition from a commercial four star to an impressive five star property, the Royal Horseguards features world-renowned chefs and a legacy that dates back over 120 years. This exceptional hotel is situated right in the heart of the west end, within easy walking distance of most theaters, the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, and the Thames. Check out their website.
This is what makes this tour different from the rest. Every morning we gather and talk about the plays with Murray Ross (the artistic director at THEATREWORKS, and a professor at the University of Colorado). Sounds simple enough, but what it does is something quite special. Not only does it better connect us with the work, but it connects us to each other.
As if that's not cool enough, we also frequently have very special guests join in on our discussions. Past guests have included: Mark Rylance, Michael Frayn, Sir Tom Stoppard, Simon Russell Beale, Janet McTeer, and many other directors, designers and writers.
So don't sleep in, you won't want to miss these meetings - they're the best part according to past travelers!
Included in the trip
While flights are not included on this trip, we are more than happy to help you with your travel arrangements. Please email Drew or call him at 719-255-3275.
Why are we doing this? Working with the BA group desk was increasingly difficult. From not issuing seating assignments, to preventing our folks from checking in in advance to, worst of all, offering less expensive fares online, made our decision easier. You are now free to make your own reservations on your favorite airline.
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Yes, we’re off to London again next year, January 4–14. We’ll take up our usual residence at The Royal Horseguards, a most comfortable perfectly situated five star hotel on the banks of the Thames, within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants, wonderful museums — and, of course, great theatre.
We’re particularly excited about the plays we’ll see in the New Year. Mark Rylance will be right around the corner in Nice Fish, a new play he co-authored. George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan with Gemma Arterton will be playing at the Donmar Warehouse. She Loves Me is at our favorite musical venue, The Menier Chocolate Factory. We’re excited about Matthew Bourne’s new version of The Red Shoes at the Sadler’s Wells ballet. Michael Frayn’s Wild Honey, his hilarious and poignant adaption of Chekhov, is at the Hampstead Theatre, and Ivan Van Hove’s much anticipated Hedda Gabler is just across the river at the Royal National Theatre. All in all it looks like a vintage season!
As always, we gather with THEATREWORKS Artistic Director Murray Ross to talk about the plays after breakfast, finding time to connect to the work on stage and to each other. Very often we have very special guests join us for the discussions — past visitors include Sir Tom Stoppard, Michael Frayn, Mark Rylance, Simon Russell Beale, and Janet McTeer. We’ll talk some more at our fabulous group dinner in a great London restaurant.
We like to think the THEATREWORKS London Theatre Tour gives you the best that civilization can offer: great theatre, in great company, in one of the greatest, most vibrant and accessible cities in the world. After Brexit, the dollar looks particularly strong — yet another good reason to consider making your reservations now. London is always wonderful, and this promises to be a very special year.
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For more information or to book the tour, email Drew or call him at 719-255-3275.
Artistic Director Murray Ross with Oscar and Tony winning actor Mark Rylance in London on our 2013 London Tour. Mr. Rylance is one of many esteemed guest we've been thrilled to introduce to our tours.
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