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Episode 27

Category:Blog,Panto 2018

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 weekend with the bank holiday. But since then, every day at Broadway Towers have proved the old adage correct: no two days are the same!

In the previous week, we had Elkie Brooks perform on our stage. Elkie had been due here at the end of March but some of you may remember we had a little bit of snow which left her and her band stranded in all four corners of the country. The weather has been good to us (in so much as being milder thought just as wet), allowing the show to go on!

That week I was also invited along to London to see the run through of an exciting musical in development called Tomorrow Maybe. The piece is an immersive song cycle set in a coffee shop, examining the lives and stories of all the people we pass by ever day or every week without knowing much about them. The show is brilliantly written and it was great to chat to the cast, producer and creators after the show (by chat I mean drink wine in the sunshine drenched courtyard of the theatre). I wish the show every success in its future development and there is always a spot open for an interesting and exciting show here at The Broadway Theatre.

This week however, I have acquiring new skills left right and centre. On Tuesday we had an Easter pantomime here for two performances. Dorothy stopped off from Kansas on her way to Oz and played The Broadway. While the show was happening, we had a technical fault with the phone system (some of you may have seen the Facebook message). My plan to watch the show and sample and ice cream (purly in the interest of quality control) went out the window. I made several phone calls, chatted to a few engineers and finally got one to the office at half five. 40 minutes later, the chap solved the issue, banished the gremlins and I am now well versed in the intimate details of the phone system. So if you have problems with your 7960 series… call someone else!

Zargees, chain hoists and skips have also become my friends this week, along with technical drawings, flying (!) and hours spent talking about steel girders. Life isn’t all about schmoosing.

We have also spent three days interviewing applicants for our apprenticeship vacancies. Thank you to all those who have applied, it has been great to meet with you all and we are very excited about growing our team and continuing to develop as an organisation.

Last night we also played host to two different and diverse events. The first was a new virtual reality and gaming night called Flux. Utilising Walter’s Bar, the organisers brought in lights, music, a green screen and all manner of gizmos and gadgets. As a start up event, it was very well attended and received and we hope to be able to offer more such events in the future. The second, in the The Broadway Suite, was Hello La Voix. Star of Britain’s Got Talent and the Ab Fab movie, La Voix delighted audiences with her quick wit, sharp comic timing, superb impressions and outstanding singing skills.
So, from the glitz and glamour of last night’s show, to filling a skip this morning. I promise, I shall not leave it so long next time!

Oh, just one more thing, there is an exciting announcement about our pantomime, Cinderella coming soon. Be sure to keep an eye out on the website and Facebook page…


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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

Category:Blog,Uncategorized

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

Category:Blog,Uncategorized

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

Category:Blog,Uncategorized

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…