Diary of a Theatre Manager

Episode 27

By Harrison Fuller… Dear readers. I apologise that there has been a two week gap in my diary. I must humble beg your forgiveness but I am here today to explain my silence. The last two weeks have flown by and it seems only yesterday that the Dinosaurs were here, followed by a three day

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Harrison Fuller April 28 ,2018

Episode 26

By Harrison Fuller… Dinosaurs, Wrestlers, and Paranormal Investigators What a week it has been! Flitting back and forth between pantomime, dinosaurs, classic British comedy and some wrestlers for good measure. This week we have been joined by our dinosaur friends while they have been preparing the show for the UK tour which officially opened this

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Harrison Fuller April 03 ,2018

Episode 25

By Harrison Fuller… Des, Jimmy and Dinosaurs! A little bit of London magic is coming to The Broadway Theatre. Direct from the Palladium, Des O’Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck will be bringing their show to our stage. We are only one of ten venues to host the two veterans of entertainment so be sure you don’t

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Harrison Fuller March 25 ,2018

Episode 24

By Harrison Fuller… Russell Watson and Poems in the Bar! News just in! On Tuesday (the 20th) Russell Watson’s tickets will go on sale! He will be here at The Broadway Theatre on November 29th. Tickets will be on sale from 10am on Tuesday and are set to sell fast. Make sure you are in the

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Harrison Fuller March 17 ,2018

Episode 23

 By Harrison Fuller… Apprenticeship Opportunities and 2019 Shows! This week marked National Apprenticeship week and what better time to launch our vacancies for two apprentices. I have been out and about at Peterborough Regional College and New College Stamford promoting the vacancies.

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Harrison Fuller March 17 ,2018

Episode 22

By Harrison Fuller… Buddy Holly and The Tempest… Just in case you weren’t already aware, we have had a little bit of snow this week. As I look out of the office window here at Broadway Towers, the pavements are covered in snow and the roads awash with a grey slush.

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Harrison Fuller March 17 ,2018

Episode 21

By Harrison Fuller… Come along to the opera, make a date for ballet! This week I have been a regular culture vulture! Not only have two operas gone on sale (Carmen and Madam Butterfly); I have also booked in three ballets – more on those titles shortly!

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Harrison Fuller February 23 ,2018

Episode 20

Will Gareth open the flood Gates? In the last 24 hours, two new events have gone on sale. Flawless, the Britain’s Got Talent dance troupe and Gareth Gates are both coming to The Broadway! For dance fans, you will have to wait until October before Flawless are in the building but for fans of Gareth, he will be with us on 30th June.

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Harrison Fuller February 16 ,2018

Episode 19

Dinners to remember, nights to remember… Half term has arrived and schools are breaking up. Soon it will be Easter and another school holiday will upon us. Have you any plans? If not, never fear! I can help with a little forward planning so you don’t get caught unawares again. For this week I have

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Harrison Fuller February 09 ,2018

Episode 18

Our 2018 panto goes on sale! Panto is back at The Broadway! Oh yes it is! It’s like it has never gone away. This week tickets for Cinderella went on sale. We have a special early booking offer – all tickets just £12.00. This offer is available for al limited time (until 31st March), so if you want

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Harrison Fuller February 02 ,2018

Episode 17

Some Meat Loaf, Eagles, and Showaddywaddy This week I was invited into a basement in Soho by a popular stand-up comedian – who could refuse? Well, I accepted and it was all in the name in theatre – saving theatres in fact. This was the annual announcement of the Theatres at Risk register from The

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Harrison Fuller January 26 ,2018

Episode 16

We are definitely going to the ball! I have returned from my leave and the sunny but bracing shores of the English Riviera. No rest for the wicked though as it is straight back in the swing of things here at The Broadway. So far it has been meetings galore as we use January to plan

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Harrison Fuller January 19 ,2018

Episode 15

In with the new, with festivals, comedy and jazz The theatre is looking a little sad this week. Gone is the glitter of the panto set, the bright colourful set pieces and, of course, the elephant. The run came to an end on Sunday, but plans are afoot for panto 2018. Cinderella has already been announced and

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Harrison Fuller January 05 ,2018

Episode 14

Tell me it’s not true But it is. It is true. Blood Brothers is coming back to The Broadway. In April, Bill Kenwright will be presenting his sell out show at our venue with Lyn Paul starring as Mrs Johnstone. The show is one of a number of musicals coming to us next year. This includes the previously

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Harrison Fuller December 30 ,2017

Episode 13

Aladdin, a Speakeasy and an Awards Ceremony Christmas is upon us, dear readers, and the presents are wrapped, cards are written and everyone has trundled off to see their favourite pantomime. Wait! What? You haven’t done all that? Well, never fear, I can help with you two out of three of those things (Meatloaf told

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Harrison Fuller December 23 ,2017

Episode 12

The flying carpet takes off! Apologies dear readers that I am writing this on a Saturday and not the usual relaxed Friday afternoon. This week has been very busy with the set up and opening of our pantomime, Aladdin. It is the first time that panto has been at The Broadway for ten years – oh yes it

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Harrison Fuller December 16 ,2017

Episode 11

Prep for the panto and loads more besides! Well, dear readers, I have just returned from a quick jaunt around the City Centre with the cast of our fabulous panto, Aladdin. We’ve been holiday shopping, sampling drinks and having hugs – a sample picture is below. If you want to find out more, have a look

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Harrison Fuller December 08 ,2017

Episode 10

Yes, we have a racing celebrity! Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s only one Carl Fogarty. Foggy, as he is more commonly known, will be here in May 2018 as part of his book tour. Live on stage talking about his career, there will be chances to have a photo taken with the

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Harrison Fuller December 02 ,2017

Episode 9

Of Theatre Tokens, Comedy and Pantomime! This week has once again flown by in an eclectic mix of meeting, planning, putting shows on sale and networking. Last Saturday we played host to Sean Lock in the main house and a wedding in The Broadway Suite. The room looked lovely decorated with a white and pink theme,

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Harrison Fuller November 26 ,2017

Episode 8

London Calling! Today (Friday), dear readers, I am writing to you from London, from St Martin’s Lane in the heart of the West End. I have been hobnobbing like you wouldn’t believe, in order to seek out shows and collaborations for The Broadway. This is my second visit to London this week to meet with producers,

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Harrison Fuller November 18 ,2017

Episode 7

REFLECTING ON PROGRESS IN THE RUN-UP TO #LOVETHEATREDAY This week I am in a somewhat ruminative mood. I have now been at this desk for ten weeks (has it really been that long already!?) and I am reflecting on the work that has happened in that time. Those weeks have been very busy here at

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Harrison Fuller November 10 ,2017

Episode 6

#LoveTheatreDay is every day at The Broadway!   I have returned to the office after a week of annual leave ,and we are now in full swing for the winter season with panto plans a-go-go! Our cast will be out and about in the city and surrounding areas meeting the public and spreading the magic.

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Harrison Fuller November 04 ,2017

Episode 5

YES, WE HAVE SOME MUSICALS!   Last week was all about comedy, this week it’s musicals. Yesterday we announced two musicals coming in 2018 with one going up on sale. “Skin Deep” which will be having a run at the King’s Head Theatre in London this December will be on stage at The Broadway on 12th May

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Harrison Fuller October 20 ,2017

Episode 4

COMEDY TOPS THE SALES LISTS   The week has flown by and, before I knew it, here we are at Friday once more, and time to sit down and write my next instalment. The big event of the week has been our booking of comedian Sean Lock. I put his tickets on sale last Friday and

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Harrison Fuller October 13 ,2017

Episode 3

FROM STOPPING TRAFFIC TO ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY   Never mind stop the press, this week we stopped the traffic! Our panto press launch took place on Wednesday, giving us a chance to meet the cast of the show and for reporters and bloggers to be able to ask questions and have a meet-and-greet. There are some

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Harrison Fuller October 06 ,2017

Episode 2

FORTHCOMING ON STAGE AND SCREEN Another busy week to summarise here at The Broadway. We have secured several new shows which are already up on sale, including The Magic Santa Show, Fastlove – a George Michael tribute, Big Girls Don’t Cry – a celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, You WIn Again – the music of the Bee Gees, and even The

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Harrison Fuller September 29 ,2017