Whole Day Excursion to Bromley ~ Thursday 25th April 2019
The Turn of the Screw
An adaptation of Henry James’ iconic tale written by Tim Luscombe
Produced by Dermot McLaughlin Productions with The Mercury Theatre Colchester and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre.
Directed by Daniel Buckroyd (Spamalot, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Clybourne Park, End of the Rainbow)
Churchill Theatre Bromley 2.30pm
The Play: This new adaptation of Henry James’ iconic tale, which was the original inspiration for Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, is a master class in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack.
1840. A young governess agrees to look after two orphaned children in Bly, a seemingly idyllic country house. But shortly after her arrival, she realises that they are not alone. There are others – the ghosts of Bly’s troubled past. The Governess will risk everything to keep the children safe, even if it means giving herself up to The Others. Years later, confronted by the past she is compelled to account for what actually happened to her and the innocents under her protection.
Our destination: We always enjoy a trip out to Bromley as it is not too far for us to travel. The Churchill Theatre is ideally situated right in the centre of the town. All the shops, restaurants, pubs etc are within easy walking distance. The main shopping centre has all the usual High Street stores and is just across from the theatre. We’ll have plenty of time to shop, explore and find lunch before the matinee performance. We should arrive in Bromley about 11.15am.
Our seats: I have a good selection of mid stalls seats. As regular visitors to the Churchill Theatre are well aware, the stalls seats are accessed by quite a few stairs. There is a lift for those people who cannot manage the stairs. However, if you cannot manage the stairs & prefer not to use the lift, I also have a limited number of seats on hold in the Circle. These are accessed from the main foyer and involve just a few steps down. These will be booked on request so please remember to tell Teresa if you would prefer Circle seats.
Lunch: Bromley has many restaurants including Café Rouge, Carluccio’s, Pizza Express, Zizzi and a good variety of independent pubs and cafes.
Reviews: **** “intelligent, insightful” The Stage ***** “impressively seamless…sophisticated…thought-provoking” Theatre News
Excursion Price: £60.00
Price includes: coach travel throughout; coffee and biscuits en-route, theatre ticket, coach driver’s gratuity, courier services
COACH BOARDING POINT
8.00am Sandwich Railway Station
8.08am Sholden Church
8.12am Deal Fire Station Bus Stop
8.15am Deal South Street
8.20am Walmer – opposite butcher’s shop
8.40am Dover – St Paul’s Catholic Church, Maison Dieu Rd
9.00am Folkestone outside Bus Station
9.05am Folkestone bus stop opposite Trinity Church
9.10am Seabrook bus stop opposite Fountain Pub
9.15am Hythe Red Lion Square bus stop
9.45am Great Danes Hotel near Maidstone [coffee stop]