Theatre lovers from across the U.S. will join Playbill On-Line Managing Editor Robert Viagas for a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime trip to London's West End Theatreland June 28 to July 5.
Our guests will be the critics on this trip, seeing the following hot-ticket shows:
* The final preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new Whistle Down the Wind
* The star revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the Royal National Theatre
* The SRO new stage adaptation of Saturday Night Fever* Shakespeare's magical A Midsummer Night's Dream performed outdoors in Regent's Park
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Here's what else we have planned for this once-in-a-lifetime trip:
We begin with an overnight flight from New York, arriving Monday morning, followed by six nights at a deluxe hotel within walking distance of glorious Covent Garden and London's Theatreland. Top-priced seats to four smash hit shows. Four terrific pre-theatre dinners at award-winning restaurants. A backstage visit and eye-opening look behind the scenes at the Royal National's three stages, and the long awaited reconstruction of Shakespeare's Old Globe Theatre. All escorted by Playbill's leading theatre and travel experts.
Special host for the trip will be Playbill On-Line's managing editor Robert Viagas. We'll discuss each show as a group, and, if guests wish, quotes from their reviews will be posted worldwide on Playbill On-Line.
Add a deluxe half day sightseeing tour of London's most beloved historic attractions, full English breakfast every morning, surprise celebrity visits, all transportation, a return flight on the following Sunday, and you've got a week full of memories to last a lifetime.
Depart New York Sunday evening, 28 June
Arrive London Heathrow Monday morning, 29 June
At the Drury Lane Moat House:
6 nights accommodation at this First-Class Hotel well-situated in the theatre district
Return New York Sunday afternoon, 5 July
PRICE IS $2171.00 PER PERSON
Price is based on double occupancy and includes:
AIR, HOTEL, TRANSFERS
Round-trip economy class airfare on American Airlines
Round-trip transfers between LHR and the Drury Lane Moat House
Meet-and-Greet upon arrival
Air conditioned accommodations with private facilities
Continental Breakfast Daily
Half-day sightseeing tour of London with experienced local guide
Time to unwind, shop, and sightsee
Hotel taxes and hotel services charges
LONDON THEATRE, PLAYBILL STYLE
Smashing new season opening shows
Diverse first-class performances
Historic, magnificent theatres
Exciting backstage hosted visits
Lively pre/post theatre discussions
Greeting theatre personalities
3-month subscription to London Theatre News
Four special theatre district dinners
New friends, all theatre devotees
AND MANY TERRIFIC SURPRISES . . .
Sounds like fun? Tickets are on sale now for Playbill On-Line's next five London theatre tours, departing for a week beginning:
Sept. 6, 1998
Nov. 15, 1998
Feb. 14, 1999
April 18, 1999
June 13, 1999
For more details, please call Director of Playbill Travel, Janice Marie Johnson, at the Playbill office, (1-888) PLAYBILL, 10 AM to 4 PM (ET) weekdays. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show titles will be chosen and announced about a month prior to departure, to make sure you're seeing the hottest new shows. She will take care of all your flight and hotel arrangements and any special requests you may have.
"I'm delighted with the wonderful response these tours have been getting," said Johnson, but adding: "Time is of the essence!"
Want to read dispatches from Playbill's previous theatre tours to the West End? Check the following stories in Theatre News:
Over the Rooftops of London (Nov. 1996).
We Arrive and Review "Martin Guerre" (Nov. 1996).
We Consider Ourselves Well in with "Oliver!" (July 1996).
We Praise, Bury "Caesar" at the RSC (July 1996).