Have you dreamed of walking the streets of London, seeing the best new shows, dining the the best restaurants, staying at a five-star hotel -- and all in the company of dedicated theatre lovers just like yourself?
Playbill can make that dream come true. We're hosting the next of our legendary Preview Tours to London's West End Theatreland Nov. 15-22 -- just in time for holiday shopping! Space is first come, first served, so book as soon as you can.
We begin with an overnight Nov. 15 flight on American Airlines from New York, arriving Monday morning Nov. 16, followed by six nights at the luxurious Radisson Mountbatten Hotel in the legendary Seven Dials, within walking distance of glorious Covent Garden and London's Theatreland. Great seats to four smash hit shows. Four terrific pre-theatre dinners at award-winning restaurants, including Simpsons in the Strand. 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 -- see how it feels to be a groundling for a morning! All escorted by Playbill's leading theatre and travel experts.
We'll discuss each show as a group, and, if you wish, quotes from your 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, holiday shopping at Harrod's, quality free time, all transportation, a return flight on the following Sunday, and you've got a week full of memories to last a lifetime. Tickets (including airfare): $2550 per person based on double occupancy, payable to Playbill Inc. A non-refundable deposit of $500 is needed to secure the reservation.
For more details on the upcoming trips, 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. Make sure to include your name and mailing address. She will take care of all your flight and hotel arrangements and any special requests you may have. Show titles for upcoming trips will be chosen and announced about a month prior to departure, to make sure you're seeing the hottest new shows.
"I'm delighted with the wonderful response these tours have been getting," said Johnson, but added: "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:
We See a Dreamy Outdoor Midsummer Night's Dream (July 1998)
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).