Theatre and Concerts
 
Pretty Woman
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Wednesday 14th April 2021
£66
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GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Cinderella
Gillian Lynne Theatre
Evening
Thursday 15th April 2021
£75
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s highly anticipated Cinderella is  a complete reinvention of the classic fairy tale and is based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, the Emmy Award nominated lead scriptwriter of the second season of international smash hit Killing Eve, with a brand new score from the legendary composer. Andrew Lloyd Webber said: "I have long wanted to write my own version of Cinderella but could never find a take on the classic story that really grabbed me. Emerald Fennell has written something truly exciting and original, and the moment I read her outline I knew I'd found my latest collaborator. I'm very pleased to be working with David Zippel, a hugely witty lyricist, once again.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
The Mill At Sonning, Relatively Speaking & 2 Course Lunch
The Mill At Sonning
Day
Saturday 24th April 2021
£86
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Greg only met Ginny a month ago but has already made up his mind that she’s the girl for him. When she tells him that she’s going to visit her parents, he decides this is the moment to ask her father for his daughter’s hand. Discovering a scribbled address, he follows her to Buckinghamshire where he finds Philip and Sheila enjoying a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast in the garden, but the only thing is – they’re not Ginny’s parents. Mistaken identities and cross purposes that click and fizz to the end, guarantees two hours of continuous laughter. Beautifully crafted, wonderfully funny and charmingly English.  A delicious two-course meal in the restaurant before the show.


Coach leaves Stanway at 8.30am, Earls Colne 8.45am, Halstead 9am & Braintree 9.20am.
 
Pretty Woman
Piccadilly Theatre
Evening
Thursday 3rd June 2021
£66
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GET READY TO FALL IN LOVE One of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time is now coming to the West End! Pretty Woman: The Musical features direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and his long time song writing partner Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”) and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J.F. Lawton.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm.
 
Some Mothers Do’Ave’Em
Palace Theatre, Southend
Evening
Wednesday 7th July 2021
£53
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Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em returns with Joe Pasquale lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer. Susie Blake stars as his disapproving Mother-in-Law and Sarah Earnshaw as his long-suffering wife Betty. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is the ultimate feel-good night out, washed down with lashings of nostalgia and Mother’s prune wine. Quite Frank-ly, it’s a hit!


Coach leaves Stanway at 5pm, Earls Colne 5.15pm, Halstead 5.30pm, & Braintree 5.50pm.
 
FROZEN The Musical
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Evening
Thursday 29th July 2021
£80, Deposit £45
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The magical world of Arendelle comes to life with all of your favourite characters and songs to tell a story of love, hope and knowing yourself. Watch as the sisters who melted the hearts of people around the world cast their spell on the West End. Your favourite songs from the film combined with a brand new score from Grammy® and Academy-Award®-winning 'Let It Go' song writing duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The set design, special effects and costumes come together in a breath taking wonderland. Seats are in the Dress Circle.


Coach leaves Stanway at 4pm, Earls Colne 4.15pm, Halstead 4.30pm & Braintree 4.50pm. For 7pm start.
 
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
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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
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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

***
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.
 
The Drifters Girl
Garrick Theatre
Evening
Thursday 17th February 2022
£70
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They were The Drifters. She was the boss. This is their story. Beverley Knight stars as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of The Drifters, who, alongside her husband, fought for three decades to turn Atlantic Records' hottest vocal group into a global phenomenon. From the highs of hit records and sell out tours to the lows of legal battles and personal tragedy, The Drifters Girl charts the trailblazing efforts of the world’s first African American, female music manager and how she refused to ever give up on the group she loved. Thirty years, and hundreds of hit songs later, there is no doubt that Faye Treadwell was and always will be, The Drifters Girl. some of the most iconic songs in history, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Kissin' In The Back Row of the Movies, Stand By Me, Come on Over to my Place and Saturday Night at the Movies. The Drifters Girl is one musical you will never forget.


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