December Events
 
Thursford Matinee
Thursford
Matinee
Friday 3rd December 2021
£88
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Thursford Matinee. With 2 course Lunch. Friday 4th OR Monday 21st December.
This year we are including a 2 course lunch at The Olde Windmill Inn, Great Cressingham. Please choose from the following;

Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
Country Cumberland Pie with roast potatoes and veg of the day.
Grilled Cumberland Sausage Ring with mashed potato & peas.
Salmon, Lemon & Dill Fishcakes with chipped potatoes & peas.
Country Vegetable Hot Pot, served with a selection of veg

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Traditional Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce.
Cherry Bakewell Tart with Custard.
Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie with Cream & Raspberry Coulis.

Experience the glitz and glamour of the biggest Christmas Show in the UK. The three hour festive extravaganza is jam-packed with music, dance, variety and amazing costumes performed by 130 professionals, in a stunning Christmas setting amongst traction engines, mechanical organs and traditional merry-go-rounds.


Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.
 
Mather Bourne’s NUTCRACKER
Saddlers Wells
Evening
Thursday 9th December 2021
£74
Last few places left!
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It’s a Nutcracker! like no other, adored by critics and audiences alike. With Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s. Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Ward’s delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the traditional Christmas favourite. Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2020.


Coach leaves Stanway at 3.30pm, Earls Colne 3.45pm, Halstead 4pm & Braintree 4.20pm.
 
Sonning, Top Hat With 2 Course Lunch
Sonning
Matinee
Saturday 11th December 2021
£96
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Sonning, Top Hat with 2 Course Lunch. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the magic of the world famous dance partnership of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers to the stage. This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. With an uplifting and entertaining script, this show celebrates 1930s song, style and romance. Underpinning every scene are Irving Berlin’s magnificent songs including Puttin’ on the Ritz, Cheek to Cheek, Isn’t This A Lovely Day, and of course, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails. As usual our talented creative team will put together stunning settings, sparkling costumes, heavenly choreography, a tip-top cast all wrapped up with – as Irving Berlin says – “music and love and romance; let’s face the music and dance!”


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Thursford Matinee
Thursford
Matinee
Monday 20th December 2021
£88
Click here to book

Thursford Matinee With 2 course Lunch. Friday 4th OR Monday 21st December.
This year we are including a 2 course lunch at The Olde Windmill Inn, Great Cressingham. Please choose from the following;

Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings.
Country Cumberland Pie with roast potatoes and veg of the day.
Grilled Cumberland Sausage Ring with mashed potato & peas.
Salmon, Lemon & Dill Fishcakes with chipped potatoes & peas.
Country Vegetable Hot Pot, served with a selection of veg

***
Traditional Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce.
Cherry Bakewell Tart with Custard.
Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie with Cream & Raspberry Coulis.

Experience the glitz and glamour of the biggest Christmas Show in the UK. The three hour festive extravaganza is jam-packed with music, dance, variety and amazing costumes performed by 130 professionals, in a stunning Christmas setting amongst traction engines, mechanical organs and traditional merry-go-rounds.


Pickups from Stanway, Earls Colne, Halstead & Braintree, times to be confirmed.