Author Archives: Kim Hughes

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Episode 29

Category:Blog,Theatre

By Harrison Fuller…

You shall go to the ball, Cinders… but what in?

Who knew there would be such a variety of carriages to choose from, or that the decision would be so hard. Fairy lights or feathers? Well both, obviously but silver or white? Ornate or elegant? Well the decision has been made and to find out how Cinders will arrive at the ball, be sure to book a ticket to come and see us this Christmas!

Talking of the panto, we have found our Cinders. At the open casting call last weekend, we had some great talent come through the door and it was from that we found the perfect person to play the lead in the panto. More details will be announced soon.

This afternoon I have put on a sale a show called Who Me. It is a forensic look at Doctor Who, being put on trial by his number one fan. This comedy show looks back at the 54 years of Doctor Who and will be with us, in the Broadway Suite on 3rd of July. Tickets are only £10 so be quick before they fly out of here faster than the Tardis!

This weekend (Saturday 16th) we are welcoming to the Broadway two legends of Showbiz. Des O’Conner and Jimmy Tarbuck will be here regaling the audience with tales of their years in show business, singing songs and telling jokes. They are bringing their show from the London Palladium and providing a little nostalgia.

Drum roll please, some of you may have seen already, but Collabro have announced a 51 date tour next year culminating t the Albert Hall. They will be with us next March. Tickets go on sale here on Friday 22nd June at 10am. Don’t miss out as these are sure to sell fast

There will be more news to come but for now I must away. I am off to be theatrical this weekend; first stop will be a visit to Trafalgar Square for West End Live. For those of you who don’t know what it is, have a quick Google. If you love a musical, you won’t be disappointed.

Have a fabulous weekend, one and all…


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Episode 28

Category:Blog

By Harrison Fuller…

The whispered conversations
In overcrowded hallways
The atmosphere is thrilling here as always
Feel the early morning madness
Feel the magic in the making
Why, everything’s as if we never said goodbye

The above refrain is from Sunset Boulevard, not a show we have coming here but, I thought, a fitting sentiment from a Theatre Manager who has been somewhat lax of late. I humbly apologise for not having written much of late but it is not out of tardiness but I have been busy booking in shows (with a side helping of schmoozing).

So what has happened since we last met? There have been some fabulous additions to our programme including the brilliant Avenue Q. Following on from the success of Blood Brothers, Avenue Q is our next big west end musical to be gracing the stage here at The Broadway. There will be puppets galore during the show and, for those not familiar with the musical, have a listen to some of the songs. Warning: This musical is suitable for those aged 14 and over. Parental guidance may be necessary. Please ask the bill payers permission. No puppets were harmed in the making of this show.

Another touring show we have coming to stop by The Broadway is Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. The show will be with us in November from the 22nd to the 24th and will be part of our commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ These are the opening lines of Twelfth Night by the one and only William Shakespeare. That is not what I wanted to talk about but we have a huge variety of music events coming up at the theatre. Just quickly, here is an idea of what is to come… (big deep breath) Ultimate Eagles, Fast Love, Gareth Gates, Buddy Holly, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Country Night in Nashville, The Meatloaf Story, Showaddywaddy, Elvis, Abba Mania, Russell Watson, Magic of Motown and much, much more. (Phew)

For the more stagy folk out there, yes you at the back with the jazz hands, we have The Greatest Show on October 26th. Containing west end performers and music inspired by P.T Barnum, the show will draw from the recent hit film The Greatest Showman and the musical Barnum – what’s not to like?

Now it wouldn’t be right to not include a mention of our pantomime, Cinderella. This year we are proudly producing our pantomime in house and will be searching for our leading lady this coming Sunday. There is still time if you want to be considered for the role. Come along at 10am on Sunday 10th of June with two songs prepared and ready to audition. We also have junior chorus auditions on Sunday 15th July here at the theatre. Please take a look at our facebook/website pages for more details.  (P.S. Don’t forget to grab your ticket for the grandest Panto of them all!)

We are delighted that we have a number of schools coming along to see our show this year and are looking forward to announcing the full cast in the next few weeks. From here on it will be all glitter, feathers and thigh slaps. Just another day in the office!

And this is where I leave you for this week. There will be no more three week gaps between posts and you will be kept up to date with my goings on. Just before I leave you, do have a look at our google street view: https://bit.ly/2sxVTja you can take a tour of the venue, see the art deco interior of the auditorium and also visit the Broadway Suite for inspiration for booking a party!

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu.


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Search for Cinders Application Form

Category:Panto 2018

Please submit your completed application along with a headshot to panto@broadwaypeterbrough.co.uk or post to ‘Search for Cinders, The Broadway, 46 Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1RT’ with your Name, Age, Email, Contact Number, Relevant Experience and Headshot.

Terms and Conditions of Search for Cinders -

  1. Search for Cinders is an open casting call, available to professional and amateur performers.
  2. To enter, please provide a completed application form and headshot by the closing date: Friday June 1st, 2018
  3. The audition panel will be impartial and fair in the casting process and their decision is final.
  4. If you are selected to play Cinderella in The Broadway Theatre’s pantomime, you must agree to attend all the show dates, rehearsals and press calls as set out.

PRESS CALLS

Firework Fiesta (Date TBC)

Christmas Light Switch (Date TBC)

Photo call at The Broadway (Date TBC)

a: Monday 3rd – Monday 10th December, 2018 - REHEARSALS

b: Wednesday 12th December, 2018 – GET IN

c: Thursday 13th December, 2018 – GET IN

d: Friday 14th December, 2018 – TECH

e: Saturday 15th December, 2018 – TECH/DRESS

f: Sunday 16th December, 2018 – DRESS

SHOWS

g: Monday 17th December, 2018 – 10.15am

h: Monday 17th December, 2018 – 1.30pm

i: Tuesday 18th December, 2018 – 10.15am

j: Tuesday 18th December, 2018 – 1.30pm

k: Wednesday 2019th December, 2018 – 2pm

l: Wednesday 19th December, 2018 – 7pm

m: Thursday 20th December, 2018 – 6pm

n: Friday 21st December, 2018 – 2pm

o: Friday 21st December, 2018 – 6pm

p: Saturday 22nd December, 2018 – 2pm

q: Saturday 22nd December, 2018 – 6pm

r: Sunday 23rd December, 2018 – 2pm

s: Sunday 23rd December, 2018 – 6pm

t: Monday 24th December, 2018 – 11am

u: Monday 24th December, 2018 – 3pm

v: Wednesday 26th December, 2018 – 3pm

w: Thursday 27th December, 2018 – 2pm

x: Thursday 27th December, 2018 – 6pm

y: Friday 28th December, 2018 – 2pm

z: Friday 28th December, 2018 – 6pm

aa: Saturday 29th December, 2018 – 2pm

bb: Saturday 29th December, 2018 – 6pm

cc: Sunday 30th December, 2018 – 2pm