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LONDON THEATRE BEYOND THE WEST END
May 19-24, 2015 Oct. 27-Nov. 1, 2015


The Globe Theater in London's West End

MORE INFO AT
www.poshnosh.com
maryann@poshnosh.com
917 880 6732

If You Haven't Ventured Beyond the West End and it's offering of mostly musicals,
You haven't experienced London Theater.


The BARBICAN is a unique 35 acre theatre complex
that features theatre, music, ballet, film and apartments.

A 6 day feast of theatre. We visit London’s most exciting and innovative theatres

Theatre Venues Selection:

THE NATIONAL THEATRE…3 SEPARATE THEATRES FEATURING A WIDE RANGE OF PLAYS FROM CLASSIC DRAMA TO NEW PLAYS. Many of their plays move to the West End. Also some plays are simulcast internationally.

THE OLD VIC - Royal Court Theatre - Barbican - Gate etc.

Selection of which venues are included on our tour will depend on plays that are offered.

      
The Old Vic and the Young Vic

…THE GATE PUB THEATRE…there are many pub theatres in London, loosely attached to pubs. The
Gate is one of the most popular. We saw The Kreutzer Sonata, a compelling story of jealousy with innovative staging.

…ALMEIDA THEATE INISLINGTON…HAD A DIFFICULT TIME FINDING THIS THEATRE NOT BECAUSE IT’S DIFFICULT TO FIND, OUR MINI-TAXI Cab DRIVER HAD NO IDEA. The House of Bernardo Alba by Lorca starred well know European actress, SHOREH AGHDASHLOO. Apparently easy-to-understand stage names are not a consideration in Europe.

…ROYAL COURT THEATRE…WE ALWAYS SEE WHAT’S ON AT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE THEATRES THAT SPECIALIZES IN THE WORK Of NEW PLAYWRIGHTS. This trip we scored a Monday night ticket on line when all seats are just ten pounds. In Basildon by David Eldrige received rave reviews and the theatre is just across the street from our hotel.

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Royal Court Theater and the Barbicon Theater

…APOLLO THEATRE…WE DON’T IGNORE THE WEST END IF THERE IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO SEE.
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE 111 WAS REMARKABLE WITH A THRILLING PERFORMANCE BY David Haig in the lead role.

The Barbican is an amazing theatre  complex. We can  take an architectural tour that chronicles the building process over  the last couple of decades.  I saw the Tempest here performed  by a Russian theatre  group. Extensive film and concert  offerings.

The Old Vic is one of London’s most revered  theatres.   Kevin  Spacey has been its Artistic Director since 2003 and plans to retire in 2015. Kenneth Branagh is one of the favorites to succeed Spacey.

Paul Levy, author of the Foodie Handbook and columnist for the Wall St. Journal, European edition, proclaims London has the best food in the world. Debatable but it is home to two of my favorite restaurants .

   

Yotam Ottolenghi is more a take-out store than a restaurant. We favor its Chelsea location with only one round communal table for sit down diners. Mostly vegetarian, executed with incredible finesse and desserts that are masterpieces.

   

The Boundary…Terence Conran’s small hotel and restaurant. Conran has scaled down from over 20 restaurants to just two, Boundary in the Shoreditch area of the East End is a long taxi ride but worth the trip. Brunch there was about $25 for two courses. We splurged on the $13 warm madeleines dessert. Service was impeccable.It took the waiter a full five minutes to prepare my charcuterie plate.
Delicious!

DETAILS ABOUT THIS TOUR

Our hotel is admittedly expensive, close to $300 a day including VAT which has just been increased to 20%. If you are willing to pay that price it is well worth the cost. After all, this is London. Located in chic Chelsea, access is great with a tube stop right across the street. It’s not far from great shopping, Harrod’s and Harvey Nichols.

Close by some of my favorite restaurants. We have stayed at over a dozen hotels in London and have concluded this hotel offers the best value and convenience. Of course, hotels like the Claridge and The Dorchester are not even considered because of their lofty rates. Our alternate hotel is The Tower, an impressive 4 star hotel built alongside the Thames with lovely views and a nice river walkway that leads to the Tower of London. Located in the interesting Docklands area with its impressive marina. 10 minute walk to the Tower Hill tube. Price is about $70 a night less than Chelsea Hotel which is a big savings most people will want to take.

Taxis are expensive…if group wants to taxi both ways or one way to our Destinations: costs are shared making taxis affordable

Play schedule
At least 4 plays in 6 days. Not possible to detail specific
Plays. Most plays have very short runs except in the
West End. Trust us to come up with the most varied and
Interesting schedule.

Cost: $3650 includes 6 night Tower Hotel, single occupancy,no single Supplement. 4 theatre tickets. Breakfast, lunch not Included; Some dinners are. Other activities in Itinerary are included.

Taxis on a shared basis. Price will be confirmed if you choose more expensive Chelsea hotel

Walk along with us and enjoy some of our London slide show