Theatre and Concerts


Big Band Night
Sunday 29th-30th October
Nottingham
Twin/Double £135pp, Single £155 (deposit £60)

A salute to one of the most successful orchestras in the world - James Last.  This spectacular brand new show consists of almost nonstop unforgettable tunes, which made him the 'most commercially successful bandleader' of the second half of the 20th century.  All played in that 'Happy Music Style' that made James Last famous. Staying at the Orchard Hotel on the outskirts of Nottingham, we will arrive approx. 3pm so you have to freshen & dazzle before this Sunday night special which includes a three course dinner & an evening of entertainment. We will depart approx. 11am after a full buffet breakfast on Monday morning. Dress smart for the occasion, no jeans or trainers.



42nd STREET
Wednesday 8th November 2017
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
£62

Broadway's Biggest Show, on the West End's Biggest Stage.  42nd Street is the song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway. Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway's newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she's always dreamed of.

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



Cinderella
Thursday 14th December 2017
Saddlers Wells
£68

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale, has, at its heart, a true war-time romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Matthew Bourne's vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, and will take the audience into the heart of Prokoviev's magnificent score, and the sights and sounds of war-torn London.

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



Thursford
Thursday 21st December 2017
2pm
£68

Set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians - many of whom are West End performers. The 3 hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It's a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.

Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree.



Christmas Carol Singalong
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Royal Albert Hall
4.15pm
£77

Clap your hands. stamp your feet. and sing your heart out, as irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen leads you through another fun-filled jamboree of his most-loved classic carols and all-time Christmas hits. Raise the roof of the Royal Albert Hall!

Coach leaves Stanway at 12.30pm, Earls Colne 12.45pm, Halstead 1pm & Braintree 1.20pm.



Dick Whittington
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
London Palladium Matinee
£67

The iconic London Palladium will play host to another pantomime for Christmas 2017 with an enchanting new version of Dick Whittington from Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer. More information on who is starring later in the year.

Leaving Stanway at 9am, Earls Colne 9.15am, Halstead 9.30am & Braintree 9.50am, so there should be time for lunch.



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
£79

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
£72

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
£72

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.



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!!



Strictly Come Dancing, The Musical
Piccadilly Theatre
Monday 21st May 2018
£72

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.



Tina
Aldwych Theatre
Thursday 19th July 2018
£72

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.



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