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 him at 719-255-3232.
May 9 - 18, 2014
We haven't selected all of the shows for the May tour yet, but we have secured tickets to:
Following a wildly succesful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Pajama Game will transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre for a strictly limited run. The Pajama Game deals with labour troubles in a pajama factory where workers' demands for a seven-and-a-half cents raise are ignored. Love soon blossoms however between Babe (Riding), the grievance committee head, and Sid (Xavier), the new factory superintendent.
Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.
A Small Family Business at the National Theatre
Alan Ayckbourn’s A Small Family Business, a riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed, returns to the National where it premiered in 1987. Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.
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 situaated 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!
single supplement $1,975
Included in the trip
First class hotel accommodations with private bath
English Breakfasts Daily and a Group Dinner
Professional lectures by stellar guests
5 theater performances
Excursion to Byfleet Manor
Luggage handling of one piece per person
Items of personal nature
Optional travel and trip cancellation insurances
Gratuities for local guides and coach driver to appreciate good service
single supplement $1,975
Register - by March 15, 2014
Please fill out the registration form, sign it and send it back to THEATREWORKS. We will use this form to make all of your reservations, so please be sure it is accurate and easy to read. Click HERE to download the registration form.
Forms should be mailed to:
THEATREWORKS - Caitlin Green
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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