Theatre and Concerts

My Fair Lady, The Mill at Sonning (2 course lunch)
With the May trip to Sonning SOLD OUT, don't miss out on My Fair Lady

Saturday 13th January 2018

The story of Eliza Dolittle, the cockney flower girl who speaks in 'yowels' plucked off the streets of London by the arrogant Professor Higgins declaring he can pass her off as a Duchess in six months. Unforgettable songs including, Wouldn't it be loverly? On the street where you live, I could have danced all night and Get me to the church on time.

Pickup from Stanway 9am, Earls Colne 9.15am, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am.

Cirque OVO
Royal Albert Hall
Thursday 18th January 2018
Stalls £94

A colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas, OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet. Rush headlong into an ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love. Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil's mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act - the biggest of its kind!

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.

Young Frankenstein
Garrick Theatre
Thursday 1st February 2018

Legendary film maker and comedian Mel Brooks brings his classic monster musical comedy Young Frankenstein to life on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing musical. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Dr Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced 'Fronk-en-steen') inherits a castle in Transylvania leading him to fulfill his grandfather's legacy by bringing a corpse back to life. With help and hindrance from hunchback henchman Igor, buxom assistant Inga and needy fiancée Elizabeth, his experiment yields madcap success and monstrous consequences.

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.

Strictly Come Dancing, The Live Tour
The O2
Saturday 10th February 2018
£89 (£50 deposit)

Block 102, Rows U, V, W, X, Y
With limited tickets this event will sell FAST

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.

Everybody's Taling About Jamie
Apollo Theatre
Friday 2nd March 2018

Jamie New is sixteen, doesn't quite fit in, lives on a council estate in Sheffield - and has a secret to tell. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight to become a sensation, in a fearless, funny, fabulous brand new musical sensation. music by Dan Gillespie Sells and book and lyrics by Tom MacRae. The musical is inspired by the 2011 BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16.

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.

Norwich, Matinee
Wednesday 18th April 2018

The extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, rise to fame. By the age of just 25 she was recognised as International singing star Cilla Black and would go on to become Britain's favourite television entertainer headlining series' of Blind Date, Surprise Surprise and many more. The musical score is the ultimate soundtrack to the 60's including Cilla's greatest hits Anyone Who Had a Heart, Alfie and Something Tells Me, alongside a backdrop of the legendary 'Liverpool Sound' including The Beatles' Twist and Shout, and American influences like California Dreamin' by The Mamas and The Papas and many more.

Move Over Mrs Markham
Saturday 28th April 2018
The Mill at Sonning Matinee
Lunch & Play, £79

The setting is an elegant London flat belonging to the happily married Philip and Joanna Markham. Philip, a straight-laced publisher of children's books, has reluctantly agreed to let Henry Lodge, his partner, borrow the apartment for the evening to entertain a new girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham has allowed Linda Lodge to borrow the apartment so she can rendezvous with her lover. What nobody knows is that the Interior Designer has also decided that this is the night he wants to try out the new oval bed - with the au pair girl When the Markhams' evening out is cancelled, it is too late to let any of the parties know and three sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom at the same time. The situation is further complicated by the arrival of Olive Harriet Smythe, a dour and successful authoress. The frantic efforts of the Markhams to hide the amorous goings-on and, at the same time sign up Miss Smythe, lead to a hectic and hilarious evening where, as in all farces, chaos and confusion reign!!

Phoenix Theatre
Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Chicago is 21 and bringing the real razzle-dazzle back to London!
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, the sexiest, sassiest, most sophisticated Broadway musical in history is now celebrating 21 incredible years of standing ovations. The dazzling multi-award-winning prohibition-era tale of nightclub singer Roxie Hart, her cell-block rival Velma Kelly and the smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn has thrilled audiences in London, Broadway and across the world from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa since 1996.With red-hot choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classic songs "Razzle Dazzle", "Cell Block Tango" and "All That Jazz", Chicago is so good it should be illegal.

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15, Halstead 4.30 & Braintree 4.50pm.

Strictly Come Dancing, The Musical
Piccadilly Theatre
Monday 21st May 2018

The uplifting story that inspired the world to dance. When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. Featuring the film's classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Pehaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 5pm.

Aldwych Theatre
Thursday 19th July 2018

It's simply the best new musical! Celebrating the life and songs of Rock'n'Roll icon Tina Turner, a collaboration between Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd, Sister Act choreographer Anthony van Laast, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set designer Mark Thompson and Tina Turner, the legend herself. From modest beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock defied the bounds of her age, gender and race to become global superstar Tina Turner. One of the world's best-selling artists of all time, she has won 11 Grammy Awards and sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer in music history.

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.

The King & I
London Palladium
Thursday 6th September 2018

Based on the Margaret Landon novel Anna and the King of Siam, Rodgers and Hammerstein wrote the musical for Broadway in 1951. It tells the story of a British teacher, Ana, who is hired by the King of Siam as he tried to modernise his country, but the pair's relationship is marred by conflict throughout the musical. It features the well-known numbers "Something Wonderful", "I Whistle a Happy Tune", "I Have Dreamed" and "Shall We Dance?"

Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15, Halstead 4.30 & Braintree 4.50pm.

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