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 us at 719-255-3232.
January 1 - 11, 2015 (hotel check-in on January 2)
GOLEM at The Young Vic
The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine. Following the smash hit The Animals and Children took to the Streets, this UK premiere from 1927 is one of the most anticipated new shows of 2014. Blending stunningly original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world - what happens when mankind and machines become inextricably intertwined?
CITY OF ANGELS at The Donmar Warehouse
Two decades after its London premier, Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre. Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren song of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colorful. With a sensational jazz score by Cy Coleman, sizzling lyrics from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie), CITY OF ANGELS, is a witty and glorious celebration of film noir.
HENRY IV Parts I and II at the Barbican
With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of war, Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.
King Henry’s health is failing but he is uncertain Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.
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
Air will be purchased first come first serve, as available on British Airways. Transfer available for folks on the BA flight from Denver scheduled to depart at 5:40 on January 1, 2015 and landing LHR at 9:30 am on January 2, 2015.
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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