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Episode 26

Category:Blog

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 morning in Peterborough! There are still two performances of the show to catch this Saturday if you can make it and you’ll get the chance to meet some of the stars after the show!

(The show was fabulous and I think I enjoyed it more the than the kids!)

In other news this week, preparations for the pantomime are moving forward with a big announcement in the pipeline. Watch this space but it is VERY exciting.

We have had a few enquiries this week for a dance show, a tribute band and some paranormal investigators. Is there something strange at the Broadway? Certainly. Is there something paranormal? Maybe we shall find out…

Next week we are closed on bank holiday Monday. A chance for us all to digest our Easter eggs and relax before we welcome Elkie Brooks on Friday. Fingers crossed there is no snow next week!

When we come back it Tuesday it will already be the 3rd of April! That means just 20 days until Blood Brothers opens! Tell me it’s not true!? (See what I did there?) we have lots of schools and colleges coming along to enjoy the brilliant show but there is still time to book to see this phenomenal west end musical!


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Episode 25

Category:Blog

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 miss out. They will be with us on Saturday June 16th.

Des and Jimmy are just one of the newly announced shows this week. We also had Russell Watson go on sale on Tuesday. He will be with us on November 29th as part of his UK tour. Tickets are selling fast!

Also, How to Hide a Lion went on sale for October. This charming kids show looks to be great fun, the perfect family show for an autumn evening – hint, hint.

With new shows on sale and the office becoming increasingly busy, I am excited to see all the applications for our apprentices come through. We still have just over a week before the application process closes so there is still time to submit. A desk is ready and waiting with a pile of work to crack on with so, if you’re up for the challenge then come on down!

A week without schmoosing is a waste of a week. This week, fortunately, I have been to London twice to make some new contacts and plans. We have a very exciting new development that will be announced in the next few weeks, watch this space if you want to learn more.

What’s in the pipeline for next week? Dinosaurs of course! The prehistoric puppets will be arriving at the theatre on Tuesday ready to prepare for their UK tour. We are privileged to be hosting the first outing of the show before it sets off round the country finishing in London. If you want to see them first, come along on Friday or Saturday (30th/31st) and see them for yourself.


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Episode 24

Category:Blog

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 queue but please be aware our phone lines may be busy.

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Episode 23

Category:Blog

 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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Episode 22

Category:Blog

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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Episode 21

Category:Blog

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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Episode 20

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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.

This week has been busy with planning events, discussing possible transfers and working on the possibility of a large event coming to The Broadway in November. Watch this space!

While looking into booking Gareth Gates, we came across a number of 80s, 90s and 00s acts that are available for concerts and events. We are thinking of bringing a few in on one bill here at The Broadway. If you have any suggestions who you would like to see, do let us know.

One of the events that has been agreed, there will be a staged concert of a musical coming to the venue in the autumn. The show will see local people working with a professional musical director and director to bring the show to life. More details will be announced shortly.

We have a good fun night of music in The Broadway Suite on 15th September. Confirmed this week is Ouse Valley Singles Club. Their unique musical style and superb wit is not to be missed. Don’t believe me? Have a look on YouTube. Tickets will be on sale soon!

This week we had the fabulous KD in to discuss Cinderella. It is shaping up to be a great production, building on the success of last year’s Aladdin. There is an offer on all tickets running until 31st March. You can grab a bargain for just £12.00 a ticket. Don’t be late to the ball!

With half term drawing to an end and kids getting ready to head back to school, it might be worth thinking about what to fill the next half term with. We have a wonderful Easter panto, The Wizard of Oz. For a chance to follow us down the yellow brick road, have a look at tickets on our website.

Until next time…


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Episode 19

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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 booked in two shows, one for February half term and one for Easter… both in 2019! Alright, so it won’t solve your problem with what to do next week but it’s always worth thinking ahead.

If you are looking for a small half term treat next week, you can pop along to Sundays here at The Broadway and treat yourself (or be treated) to a fabulous lunch. Food is served Wednesdays and Sundays over lunch time. (I did have a little taster and I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed).

Currently, The Broadway Suite is playing host to Revellers and their play Sisters? which had a great opening night last night and is on tonight and tomorrow. There are still a few seats left but do book in advance to ensure you get your fish and chips!

This weekend we have two very different events on. On Sunday in the main house we have Lithuanian stand up comedy, and in The Broadway SuitePeterborough Jazz Club will be holding their first event. We are delighted to be welcoming them into the building and are pleased they have chosen us to be their new home.

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 10.00am tickets will go on sale for Shalamar. The group are celebrating 35 years and, after a small tour including a night at the London Palladium, will be ending their tour here at The Broadway. They will be here on 13th May – we are going to make it “a night to remember”…

The comedians have been announced for the next Funhouse Comedy on 22nd March. Compere James Dowdeswell will be back with Justin Moorhouse and Danny Posthill andTickets are on sale and include food for just £20 a ticket.

Next week there are at least two more shows to go on sale so be sure to check back…

Until next time…


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Episode 18

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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 to ensure you make it to the ball this Christmas, don’t delay and book today!

The panto will be produced by KD Theatre Productions and Scott Ritchie Productions, the team that brought us Aladdinlast year, so we can be sure of a good fun, quality family show. KD are also bringing us The Wizard of Oz in April!

What else has been happening at ‘Broadway Towers’? This Sunday we have the grand opening of Sundays. The restaurant has made the move into The Broadway Suite and will be serving up its famous food on Sundays and Wednesdays. They will also be providing the catering for events and parties here at our venue throughout the year (those of you who came along to the Funhouse Comedy have already tasted it!)

Next week we have a world premier here at the theatre. Local group, Revellers, are staging their new work Sisters? in The Broadway Suite. And, if seeing a theatrical first wasn’t enough, the ticket also includes a fish and chip supper!

21st March is World Poetry Day. Here at The Broadway, we will be playing host to our first poetry slam. It will be held in Walter’s Bar & Eatery and will be a great chance for poets to come together to showcase their work and compete against each other. More details on that will be released shortly.

Yesterday (Thursday) I was back in London (surely not!) to see a musical. It is a fun and exciting piece and I hope that we will be able to see it on the stage here before not too long. Before we get to that stage there will be a few meetings to be had, and cups of tea to be drunk!

Next week I have a planning meeting for a very exciting project that we are hoping will be taking place here at The Broadway. The project will run through the year and culminate in a few events … but that is all that can be divulged at this stage. Maybe more next week.

Until next time…


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Episode 17

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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 Theatres Trust. The event was hosted by Theatres Trust trustee, Dara O’Briain, a passionate supporter of theatres and creative spaces. The Broadway is one of 35 theatres in the UK that has been identified as at risk. What this does is give us access to support and assistance to secure the future of the building.

The theatre was first put on the register last year when there was at threat of the building being converted into flats. Since then we have taken over the building to make it run as a viable theatre for the city and beyond. We are actively working with The Theatres Trust to ensure that this building remains open and, with your support, it will be part of Peterborough’s cultural life.

Aside from flag waving for The Broadway, this week has seen a number of shows go on sale for music fans. Steve Steinman will be bringing his Meat Loaf show and Vampires Rock starring Sam Bailey in autumn 2018 and February 2019 respectively.

In June this year we have the Ultimate Eagles and for 70s fans, Showaddywaddy will be here in October. So if you want to ‘go for a little walk,’ remember your ‘three steps to heaven’ are to go online, book your tickets and enjoy (I’m out of Showaddywaddy references!)

Last night (Thursday) saw the return of the popular Funhouse Comedy. It was another sell out event and there will be another date announced soon. For comedy lovers, next Thursday on the 1st February Donald Trump will be at The BroadwayTrumpageddon is an award winning satire and promises to be a great night – fact (not fake news!)

I’m sure next week will also bring the usual gallivanting of a Theatre Manager and I will let you know all about my travels and adventures in next week’s episode!

Until next time…