LondonNet THEATRE EXTRA Newsletter...
10 February 2005, Issue 16
1. NEWS: Cheap Tix, Our Picks, & Reviews
2. TOP SHOWS: Leading West End shows
3. FIRST NIGHTS: An out-of-tune nation
4. CURTAINS DOWN: G'bye to Springer
5. THEATRE PACKAGES: Tickets + Hotels
6. LONDON ACCOMMODATION
7. GROUPS: Free tickets and big savings
8. COMPETITION: Go-go-to-Joseph for free
Gift Vouchers - Give
the clever gift of tickets, and entertain yourself, too.
here for more information...
Theatre Tickets - Pick up a bargain with Mayor Livingstone's latest
theatre sell-off: Get Into London Theatre 2005,
with some ticket prices dropping to even the UKP10 mark...
Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you - the new mantra of cast, kids,
critics and theatre producers. The West End has long been wooing a crowd
puller to seduce its dwindling audience, and it seems the long awaited
new kid on the block has finally arrived.
FRESH from its run as part of the 2004 Peter Hall Season, this new
production of Coward's own favourite play follows author Charles Condomine
and his second wife Ruth as they hold a seance as part of research for
Charles' new novel. Expecting little more than after-dinner entertainment,
their lives are turned upside down when eccentric medium Madam Arcati
inadvertantly conjures up the ghost of Charles' first wife. Click
for full review...
Watch the West End go disco with this polyester-loving version of the
Travolta-classic. Popstar Kym Marsh and EastEnders' Shaun Williamson
(as DJ Monty) help to celebrate the best of the Beegees.
Works of William Shakespeare
The Reduced Shakespeare Company, after reveling in previous successes,
widdles the complete works of Shakespeare down to just under two hours,
breaking sixteen comedies into a high-speed, jovially entertaining classic
of its own right.
here for more productions on offer...
11 & 12 Feb 2005, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall.
“A cornucopia of goodies...irresistible tunes at every turn.”Don't miss
this towering work of comic and philosophical genius. Cast includes
Sir Thomas Allen and Kim Criswell.
£10 - £30.
20% off when you buy online!
24 March 2005 - 24 Sept 2005
Tickets are one sale for the long-awaited musical from the Golden Globe
Winner Billy Elliot. Incorporating the film's writer Lee Hall and choreographer
Peter Darling, the show's music was composed by Elton John and stars
three new theatrical hopefuls. With a production budget topping around
UKP5 million, Billy Elliot is not one to miss. Not suitable for small
Producers, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
SHAKESPEARE was the master of manipulating the metaphorical tool of
a "play within a play." But now it is the Brooks, not the
Bard, who takes mirror imaging to the stage with his riotous musical,
"The Producers," now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The godfather of modern American satire, Mel Brooks recently brought
the script of his 1968 film to the stage, with wild success in New York
City. The London cast is headed by Lee Evans and Nathan Lane, who was
rushed from the U.S. to fill the tap shoes of an ailing Richard Dreyfus...
here for full review...
Life In The Theatre - Joshua Jackson and Patrick Stewart use
A Life In The Theatre to throw back at the silly posturing of actors,
and end up making themselves more respected ones, in the process...
here for full review...
2. TOP SHOWS:
Top Sellers (19 Jan - 9 Feb 2005)
Phantom of the Opera
Theatre A to Z / Theatre
3. FIRST NIGHTS:
Opens Feb 8
Set in the middle American suburbs during the mid-eighties, National Anthems
is a hard-hitting glance at values and the American dream. Fittingly,
Kevin Spacey plays opposite Mary Stuart Masterson and Steven Weber.
Finishes 19 February
After 609 performances, this is your last chance to see the multi award
Jerry Springer - The Opera.
The WEST END RUN MUST END on SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY prior to a UK National
has broken musical records by becoming the four times winner of Best Musical
at the Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and What's On Stage
Awards and winner of three Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Musical,
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Best Sound Design.
David Soul, star of TV's Starsky & Hutch, is Jerry Springer and David
Bedella, winner of Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his
performance as Warm-up Man and Satan, returns to the cast after appearing
as Dr Carlos Fashola in Holby City.
Jerry Springer - The Opera, in association with the Evening Standard,
present a Charity Gala Performance in aid of Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres
on Friday 18 February at 4pm. All tickets are only UKP20 with UKP10 being
donated to Maggie's. To book tickets call: 0870 890 0512
Cancer Caring Centres are for anybody who has, or who has had cancer.
They are also for their families, thier friends and their carers. The
Evening Standard have committed to raise UKP1million for Maggie's.
Click here for more information...
For great deals on hotel and theatre packages we now offer a wide variety
of theatre and hotel packages. Choose from a list of the West End's top
shows and combine your tickets with a range of recommended hotels to suit
Full list and info
Rat Pack & 3* hotel - UKP107.50
Will Rock You & 3* - UKP84.50
& 3* hotel - UKP96.50
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ticketing specialists will be happy to advise you on group
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LondonNet Theatre Group Listings Guide / School
2 tickets to the award-winning Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
during its anniversary!
Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaption of the Biblical story of Joseph, the Jewish
boy sold by his brothers into slavery and later comes into favour with
the Pharoah because of his insight into dreams. Derived from religious
history, but Sunday church, this is not. Rollicking upbeat numbers mark
this show from beginning to end.
Question: What sort of talent brings Joseph into the Pharoah's
favour? Hint: see above.
Enter: Send an email with the correct answer to [email protected],
with the subject header "Joseph Theatre Competition".
Necessary Info: NB Include email, telephone number and postal address
(which will only be used for this compie - guaranteed). If you don't include
your details we can't send you info about the prize! First correct answers
out of the Editor's hat win the prizes, details will be sent to the winner.
The Editor's decision is final.
Even More Info: Includes all performances except Saturdays, until
2 April (excluding 14-18 Feb). Tickets will be held in the winner's name
at the Theatre Box Office.
Date: 3pm, Feb 18th, 2005.
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