London Theatre Tour
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has announced plans for its annual London Theatre Tour, visiting the capital of the English-speaking theatre world from November 4 to 13. Weston producing artistic director Steve Stettler and London tour director Giles Ramsay, who have designed the company’s 12 previous tours, will again be leading the group. Registration has begun, and the company expects to have a full group prior to the official registration deadline of August 4.
Tour members will spend nine nights at the Montague on the Gardens, a four-star boutique hotel in a row of restored Georgian townhouses adjacent to the British Museum in Bloomsbury, a quiet neighborhood of parks and cafes. The package includes six plays, a concert, special meals and a series of lectures and discussions. Billed as “a tour for people who don’t do tours,” the hallmark of Weston’s trip is the stimulating discussions that occur, both planned and impromptu, and plenty of free time to take advantage of all that London has to offer.
A group of approximately 25 will enjoy London’s latest hits and most acclaimed new productions. Under consideration for 2014 are Kristin Scott Thomas in ‘Electra’ at the Old Vic; the critically acclaimed new political drama, ‘King Charles III’ on the West End, and a classical concert at the famed Wigmore Hall. Other theatres typically visited include the Almeida, the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Court and the National. Tour members will meet with actors and other artists involved in the productions, as well as top journalists and London critics. All participants receive scripts and welcome packets with recommendations of additional plays, concerts and exhibitions. The tour price includes luxury accommodations, many meals, all performances, discussions and visits, ground transportation in London and a tax-deductible contribution to the theatre company. A group flight is recommended and will be met by the tour leaders. Pricing, registration forms and a draft itinerary can be found at westonplayhouse.org/london-tour-2014 or by contacting Lindsey Carlson at 802-824-8167, extension 108 or [email protected]