Episode 9

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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, with glittery centrepieces and a pick-and-mix station. What more could you want!

The Main Auditorium was buzzing with laughter as people enjoyed Sean Lock’s unique brand of comedy. It was a full house and our next big name comedian,  Jon Richardson in April, looks set to sell out soon. If comedy is your thing, we also have Funhouse Comedy returning in January to The Broadway Suite.

Talking of The Broadway Suite, it is set to play host to a variety of events including Christmas parties and a New Year’s Eve ‘Speakeasy’ – party like it’s 1927 with a Jazz Band, funny-money Casino, and a hot buffet to see in 2018.

This week I booked in a corporate event for December, as well as Cabaret act for April 2018. There is an embargo on that until 1st December, so check back at the end of next week for more information and tickets.

Talking of tickets and Christmas, we now sell and accept Theatre Tokens. These can be purchased from our Box Office, and make an ideal Christmas present. They can be redeemed on shows at our venue, or over 240 theatres in the UK.

On Thursday, I played host to a networking event in Walter’s Bar & Eatery. It was a chance for writers, producers, directors and actors to come together, chat about upcoming projects, and see if there ways for us to collaborate. It was a successful event and I hope that we will be able to hold more in the future. I would like to thank Sue from The Arts Council for coming along and giving a talk about funding. It was very helpful to both us at The Broadway and the other creatives.

Friday was a busy creative day. Tom, our in-house producer and I spent much of the day scribbling over whiteboards and plotting out some exciting projects that we will be working on, which includes some shows we have in the pipeline for the venue. Once January gets here, we will be in a position to release more information, but it is all very exciting for The Broadway and for Peterborough.

This Sunday I am off for lunch to discuss panto – 2018! Aladdin has not yet opened (it opens on 14th December, with tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/thebroadway – in case you were wondering!). We are in a perpetual cycle of panto but there are some great plans for 2018 to build on this year’s show.

Aladdin is set to be a great production, with wonderful scenery and costumes and of course a brilliant cast! If you don’t believe me, come along and see for yourself. It’s a whole new world over at The Broadway for Peterborough’s biggest pantomime – it’s all you could wish for this Christmas!

Until next time…

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