The Entertainer Woking

 Wednesday 25th September 2019 


Whole day excursion to Woking


Shane Ritchie stars in


The Entertainer


New Victoria Theatre Woking 2.30pm


Woking: Located in the heart of Surrey, Woking is a large town offering visitors excellent shopping. Woking marked Her Majesty the Queen’s 60-year reign by designing a brand new public space in the heart of the town called ‘Jubilee Square’. Visitors can now enjoy high quality restaurants and outdoor seating, new paving and landscaping in the town centre, plus enhanced retail outlets in this area and the refurbished shopping centres nearby
H. G. Wells wrote his classic novel whilst living in Woking just over 150 years ago.. Woking has a Wellsian Martian Tripod, designed by sculptor Michael Condron and opened by TV presenter Carol Vorderman in April 1998, which is located at one of end of Crown Square in Woking town centre.


You might like to visit The Lightbox, Woking’s museum and gallery where top notch well respected touring and permanent exhibitions can be found as well as Woking’s story.

The play: Sean O’Connor will direct Shane Richie in an innovative adaptation touring the UK from August to November 2019. For the first time since its premiere in 1957, this classic play will be given a vibrant new setting.

In 1982 Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences.

Shane Richie takes on the role he was born to play, memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier.

Shane Richie said, Following in the black patent shoes of Olivier, Gambon, Lindsay & Branagh, it’s an incredible honour to be asked to play one of literatures greatest fictional characters, Archie Rice. In the words of the great man himself “you’re a long time dead, let’s just whoop it up!“

Further casting to be announced

Excursion Price: £69.00

Price includes: coach travel throughout; coffee and biscuits en-route, central stalls theatre ticket, coach driver’s gratuity, courier services

Lunch:Woking has plenty of eateries within easy walking distance of the theatre such as: Carluccio’s, Azzurro Italian, Cafe Rouge, Poppins Restaurant, Latino Ristorante Italiano, Bills and Cote Brasserie. Teresa can give directions on the day when we are dropped off near to the theatre in the town centre.


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]