January 8-17, 2016 (hotel check-in on January 8)
HARLEQUINADE by Terrance Rattigan
In this rarely seen comic gem, a classical theatre company attempts to produce The Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet, while the intrigues and dalliances of the company members are accidently revealed with increasingly chaotic and hysterical consequences… The behind-the-scenes world takes centre stage in Terence Rattiganʼs affectionate celebration of the lunatic art of putting on a play. Kenneth Branagh will be joined by Zoë Wanamaker and will co-direct with Rob Ashford.
JANE EYRE devised by the Company based on teh novel by Charlotte Brontë
Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfi lment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year.
HUSBANDS AND SONS by D H Lawrence adapted by Ben Power
Husbands & Sons interweaves three of D H Lawrence’s greatest dramas, and plays them simultaneously. Describing the world he came from with fierce tenderness, Lawrence evokes a now-vanished world of manual labour and working class pride. "It’s risky work, handlin’ men, my lass. For when a woman builds ’er life on men, either ’usbands or sons, she builds on summat as sooner or later brings the ’ouse down crash on ’er head – yi, she does." The women of the village, wives and mothers, struggle to hold their families and their own souls together in the shadow of the great Brinsley pit.
Something Extra (for no extra cost)
London, in our opinion, is one of the most incredible cities in the world. So here's our promist 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.
In addition to shows, morning meetings and free time we always plan a little something extra. These "something extras" always include a fantastic group dinner and this May we'll be spending the day in the English countryside with a visit to Byfleet Manor for high tea (scenes from Downtown Abbey are filmed at Byfleet!).
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 call Caitlin at 719-255-3114 or email her.
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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Our London tours reflect the spirit of THEATREWORKS and its our Artistic Director, Murray Ross. They are designed to expose you to the richness and vigor of England and British Theatre while maintaining a distinct sense of adventure. We connect you with the stars of the English stage giving you a "backstage pass" to to the productions you see. We hope you will return home exhilarated and satisfied with all you have seen and done in Europe's most vital city. Above all we want you to have a good and glorious time.
For more information or to book the tour, email Caitlin or call her at 719-255-3114.
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Kenneth Branagh will be joined by Zoë Wanamaker in HARLENQUINADE.
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