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 we are close to selling out. If you would like to come and see him live on stage here at The Broadway, hurry before the last of the tickets go! If comedy is your thing, yesterday (Thursday) I put up on sale our next big TV comic. Jon Richardson will be here on 21st April 2018 with his ‘Old Man tour. I’m sure he will be suitably attired in a trademark cardigan. And, of course, still to come is comic sensation of the internet, Doreen Tipton, with her “Rise of the Yam-Yam” tour which is with us next month on Thursday 9th November. Come and see what the fuss is all about!
In other news I was invited to New College Stamford (NCS) on Wednesday to talk to their second year performing arts students about all the things happening at The Broadway and how they can be involved. We will be welcoming them to the theatre in November as part of #LoveTheatreDay.
#LoveTheatreDay is a national initiative run in association with The Stage. Students from NCS and others will be taking tours of the venue and have a chance to ask questions. Many of them are exploring options for next year so it will be good for them to get a flavour what it’s like working in a professional theatre (a free ice cream taster is a perk of the job).
In the evening, we will be hosting a marketplace event for people in the city interested and engaged with theatre. It is an excuse for us all to talk about theatre and what we enjoy about it over a glass of wine. What could be better!?
I’ve also been meeting with writers and theatre makers to discuss how we can work together to advance their work and the work that we have on offer at the theatre. There is a lot bubbling away so stay tuned for future announcements.
Next week will be suitably busy with some more great shows lined up. Once the “t’s” have been dotted and the “i’s” crossed we will release some further information. But what I can say is there will be a mix of music, comedy, variety and theatre.
Oh, and before I forget, for those musical lovers out there, fingers crossed we will be having a West End transfer in 2018!
Until next time…