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November 12

5 things to do – Monday 12 November 2018 #travel #megaemotion #Active10 #RoyalOperaHouse #Woking

Here are today’s selection. They range from developing a walking habit for your health and well being to finding a cheap flight without any effort. Find a cheap flight with Jack’s Flight Club. This site monitors the flight market for real bargains. They scour online airfare systems to bring you the best discounts, hidden offers […]

October 15

5 things to do when you see Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck Live on Stage #theatre #showbusiness

On Friday night 5 things to do today were lucky enough to see Des O’Connor & Jimmy Tarbuck Live on Stage at The New Victoria Theatre in Woking. Here are 5 things to do we found ourselves doing at the show. Book yourself a ticket One Ask Jimmy questions about his many years in showbusiness […]

October 12

5 Things Playwrights can do to Improve Their Writing By Geoffrey Williams

Play texts are strange things because they are difficult to read if they work well on stage. This is because so much of what’s in your head as the playwright doesn’t easily jump from page to imagination; it’s not designed to. What you have to remember when you’re writing a play is that the purpose […]

September 17

Woking’s ready to feel the Spirit of the Dance

Woking’s ready to feel the Spirit of the Dance Book Now The International smash hit Spirit of the Dance is one of the most successful dance shows ever and it’s now coming to Woking’s New Victoria Theatre this Saturday (22 Sep). Seen by more than thirty million people in twenty countries around the world Spirit […]

August 30

3. Book to see ‘Hamilton’ in London’s West End #London #Theatre #Westend #Hamilton

When I came back to France from the United States after Christmas in January 2017, I knew I needed something to look forward to in order to fight off the winter blues. Thankfully, I had been keeping up with American culture and knew what a phenomenon Hamilton had become in the United States (it’s virtually […] […]

August 24

Interview with television and theatre actor Ian Hallard #theatre #Hogarthsprogress

We are very grateful to Ian Hallard for taking time out of his busy rehearsal schedule for this very informative Q and A. Ian will be appearing in the world premiere of Hogarths Progress at The Rose Theatre Kingston this September. 1. What inspired you to be an actor? I don’t there was any one […]

August 22

1. Book tickets to see  A Lock In With Tuffers and Dawson at the New Victoria Theatre Woking #Sport #Woking #Surrey

A Lock In With Tuffers And Dawson Hosted by Nick Hancock Imagine the most fun you could have in a theatre with three iconic sporting experts. Introduce excellent TV host Nick Hancock(They Think It’s All Over, Room 101) add two sporting legends, Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson and you have a match made in heaven. […]

August 03

2. ALAN BENNETT’S ALLELUJAH! TO BE SHOWN IN CINEMAS THIS NOVEMBER WITH NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

Allelujah! reunites the award-winning writer/director team of Alan Bennett and Nicholas Hytner, who were responsible for smash hits The History Boys andMadness of King George III Bennett’s first new work in the theatre for six years National Theatre Live currently screens to 2500 venues across 65 countries including 700 in the UK Allelujah! – the new play by Alan Bennett which received its […]

August 01

2. Watch a children’s show at the Lyric Hammersmith #London #children

The Lyric Hammersmith is pleased to present the 2018 Autumn season of Little Lyric especially for audiences aged between 2-11 years. The season includes the return of some Little Lyric favourites, as well as some new companies who will all be sure to delight young audiences with adventures, magic and enchanting stories. Over the October […]

July 27

3. Book to see War Horse at the New Victoria Theatre Woking

Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse will soon tour the UK. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to […]

July 26

1. Book to see Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical #London #musicals

Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be extending into 2019, with a new booking period at the Dominion Theatre from 27 October 2018 to 5 January 2019 going on sale at 12.00noon today, Thursday 26 July 2918. The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017 […]

July 18

4. National Theatre announces new season of talks and events #NationalTheatre #London

To accompany the new season of productions, a programme of talks and events will begin with a series relating to Antony and Cleopatra. Director Simon Godwin will reflect on the production, and Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo will discuss the challenges and rewards of appearing in the production. Professor of Classics Edith Hall will give […]

July 16

2. Book to see Evita at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Following its smash hit run at London’s Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is set to thrill audiences once again across the UK. Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power […]

July 13

5. Book to see The Johnny Cash Roadshow at New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Sun 22 July #Woking

Welcome to the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash. The UK’s No1 Tribute, fronted by respected singer/songwriter Clive John, with The Spirit Band, re-create with astounding […]

July 11

2. Attend Summer School at The Rose Theatre Kingston #Theatre

Rose Theatre Kingston announces its summer school programme for young people, offering a variety of courses including: Two-Day and Three-Day short courses for 7-11 year olds packed with games, storytelling and character work Play-in-a-Week for 10-15 year olds, where participants have the opportunity to create a full production Rose Academy offers support and guidance for […]

June 19

Win a pair of tickets to My Leonard Cohen at The Rose Theatre Kingston on Saturday 30th June 2018 7.30 pm

My Leonard Cohen  Having enjoyed a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House and an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season in 2017, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band are taking My Leonard Cohen on a tour of the UK this June. Driven by D’Arrietta’s raw and distinctive vocal style, this stirring celebration offers arresting and imaginative interpretations of the […]

June 08

Interview with The Phantom of the Opera star Hettie Hobbs at Her Majesty’s Theatre London

We feel honoured to have interview Hettie Hobbs who is currently performing as ‘swing’ in the current production of The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’sTheatre, London. 1. When did you first realise that you wanted to perform professionally? I think when I was eight I played the cat in a school production of […]

June 05

Book to see Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, New Victoria Theatre, Woking

The much-anticipated New Adventures’ tour of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella visits the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd June. Following on from the success of The Red Shoes last year, Matthew Bourne said, “Cinderella is one of my most heartfelt works and a personal favourite amongst my re-imagined classic stories. I’m delighted […]

June 04

Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter to Star in Fame at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Keith Jack, Mica Paris, and Jorgie Porter are set to star in the upcoming 30th anniversary tour of Fame – The Musical, which plays at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking between Monday 1st – Saturday 6th October. Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame – The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following the lives of students at […]

May 09

Vegan afternoon teas, immersive dining, virtual reality blasters, Dublin airport hotels and Disney’s Aladdin

Wednesday 9th May 2018 Dine at Collage restaurant if you happen to be at Dublin Airport. You will find Collage at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Collage is an exciting new brasserie concept featuring authentic local cuisine with a unique twist. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Collage provides an informal, fun culinary option for guests, […]

May 02

Rich Hall adds 44 dates to his Hoedown tour for autumn 2018 – tickets on sale now!

Rich Hall and his Hoedown band will continue to delight audiences with this legendary show by extending the tour into autumn 2018. Tickets for an extra 44 dates are now on sale! Rich Hall’s Hoedown autumn tour kicks off with 3 nights at Bristol’s Redgrave Theatre in September and continues until December 2018, including one night […]

February 14

Interview with Doc Martin actress Caroline Catz who is about to perform in Curtains at the Rose Theatre Kingston upon Thames

  5 things to do today is very grateful to Caroline Catz for taking time out of her busy rehearsal schedule for this interview. Caroline plays Susan in the poignant family drama Curtains at the Rose Theatre from Thursday 22 February to Saturday 17 March. Book Now Have you performed at the Rose Theatre before? Do […]

January 03

Comment if you have seen any of these shows

I have seen 13 West end shows this year, which feels a little excessive but when I know how to get cheap tickets, I never go to the cinema anymore as I would rather go to the theatre. Let’s face it £25 IMAX tickets feel like a rip-off. I will do full reviews of the […] […]

December 08

Book to see Alice in Winterland at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Written by Lewis Carroll | Adapted and directed by Ciaran McConville | Music & lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and discover a magical world of wonders in this spectacular new stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Featuring gorgeous music and strikingly imaginative designs, puppetry […]

November 30

Joanna Lumley announces first ever live tour – IT’S ALL ABOUT ME

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first-ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018.  Joanna will take to the road for the 30 date tour on 6 October at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK, before finishing in Aylesbury on 10 November. […]

October 24

Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre, Manchester and four other things to do today

Start the 30 days de-clutter challenge. Day 1 throw one thing away (or donate/sell). Day 2 – this time get rid of two things. Day 3 – 3 things. I think you have got it. You could even vary it by trying the Fibonacci fling (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). Try the […]

August 22

Book to see The Bowie Experience at The Rose Theatre Kingston

BOWIE EXPERIENCE: THE GOLDEN YEARS TOUR COMES TO KINGSTON Bowie Experience, the most successful David Bowie tribute show is coming to Rose Theatre Kingston with a brand new production on Fri 1 Sep, 7.30pm. The show features all of the pop icon’s greatest hits and provides audiences with a journey of sound and vision through […]

June 16

Book to see Tristan & Yseult at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Kneehigh at the Globe Cornish King Mark is at war: he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Seen through the eyes of the ‘Unloved’, Tristan & Yseult, the most successful and beloved of […]

May 17

Try out the new pre-theatre menu at Flat before going to an opera in Holland Park

FLAT THREE’S NEW PRE-THEATRE MENU SET TO GET TOP BILLING THIS SUMMER! Music may be the food of love, but acclaimed west London restaurant Flat Three has announced a rather more substantial offering to tie in with Holland Park Opera’s 2017 Season that this year runs from 1st June until 29th July. Inspired by the […]

May 05

Book to see Roller Diner at the Soho Theatre – Home of the Full English Brexit

A theatrical jukebox with songs, sexual tension and failed dreams… all served with extra ketchup Welcome to Eddie Costello’s Roller Diner – a faded Brummie beacon of a deep fried American dream. The staff can’t skate and there’s a whiff of burnt sausages and disappointment. So when new waitress Marika arrives from somewhere foreign looking […]

May 05

Book to see Dessert at The Southwark Playhouse by Oliver Cotton

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn… With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, this world premiere of […]

January 02

Book to see Julie Atherton in January – A musical Review at Live At Zédel

Welcome to January, a time when everyone is colder, fatter and depressed that Christmas is a gruelling 11 months away… So come and wash away those January blues with this brand-spanking new musical revue! Don’t worry about all the food you ate over Christmas, a Dry-January will soon balance out the calories! You’ll get round […]

July 03

Book to see the London Musical Theatre Orchestra

LONDON MUSICAL THEATRE ORCHESTRA INAUGURAL LONDON CONCERTS On Tuesday 28th June the London Musical Theatre Orchestra (LMTO) hosted a gala evening to launch its first professional orchestral concerts. Having recently been granted charity status the LMTO had much to celebrate and at the launch treated guests to a delightful experience, showcasing the work of the […]

December 18

Book to see After Miss Julie at Theatre Royal Bath starring Call the Midwife’s Helen George | Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May, 2016

Set in 1945 in an English country house, on the eve of Labour’s landslide victory at the end of the second world war, this compelling and erotic psychological thriller is inspired by Strindberg’s 1888 masterpiece. During a summer ball, the beautiful daughter of the peer who owns the house, wanders into the servant’s quarters. As […]

December 17

Interview with Katherine Kelly – Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music | The Sound of Music Live airs Sunday 20th December, from 7.30pm on ITV

Katherine Kelly plays the role of Baroness Elsa Schraeder  in the Sound of Music Live Q: Did you sign up for The Sound of Music Live the moment you were offered it? A: Not to be begin with, to be honest. I thought “I don’t know if this is for me.” But when I spoke […]

December 01

Interview with actress Cameron Leigh, currently playing Edith Piaf at The Charing Cross Theatre, London

‘5thingstodotoday’ is very grateful to actress Cameron Leigh for taking time out of rehearsals for this short Q and A. Cameron is currently playing the role of Edith Piaf at The Charing Cross Theatre in the London Production of ‘Piaf’ What things would you tell a school pupil who wants to be on the stage […]

November 08

We interview West End star Siobhan Dillon | Siobhan is currently playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre 

Siobhan Dillon has come a long way since she made the final of the live audition show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria. She has starred in Grease, Legally Blonde and Ghost the Musical. You can catch Siobhan playing the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward theatre. Here Siobhan […]

October 25

Have a late night drink at Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic near London’s Waterloo Station – open til 2AM

Mark Hix opens his first stand-alone Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic. Located at the Dress Circle and Upper Circle bars, Mark’s Bar is the ideal place for late-night drinking in Waterloo. With a cocktail list of historical curiosities and celebrations, Mark’s Bar at The Old Vic is the place to sit back and enjoy […]

August 12

Book tickets to see shake it up baby at the 3MT theatre, Manchester

Writer Suzan Holder has a new comedy play coming to Manchester this September. ‘Shake It Up Baby’ – the story of lovelorn Bev, a committed Beatles fan who launches herself into the world of internet dating, will be on at 3MT Theatre in the Northern Quarter on Friday 18th September and Saturday 19th September 2015.   […]

July 31

5 Things To Do To Prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015 by Tina Huang

In this post Rizzoli & Isles actress Tina Huang shares her 5 things to do to prepare for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Tina will be at the assembly stage August 9 – August 30 performing in Fairy Tale Theatre: 18 & Over.  1) Throw a fundraiser, you’re going to need the money. 2) Book your […]

July 23

Buy tickets for London West End shows up to one hour before show time with TodayTix App

   • London is the first international expansion of the US app following huge success on Broadway  • Tickets can be purchased in 30 seconds or less, one week to one hour before showtime • Tickets are sold at the best price available, with one of the lowest booking fees in the industry, offering a […]

July 16

Book a London theatre break today with www.theatrebreaks.co.uk

1. If you are looking for a London theatre break then Simon Harding at www.theatrebreaks.co.uk offers a personalized booking service. This will take the stress out of booking your break and give you the reassurance that you are getting a good deal. 2. Simply select what dates you would like to come to London and […]

July 08

Book to see Mrs Henderson Presents and four other things.

1. Have a Julep ( a bourbon cocktail) and listen to Jazz at Kansas Smitty’s bar in London’s Broadway market. There are eight Juleps to choose from!  2.  Book tickets for Mrs Henderson presents at the Theatre Royal Bath. The show respect runs from 15th August to 5th September and stars Tracie Bennett. The lyrics […]

October 20

Watch Hans Klok 15 World Record – 15 Illusions in Five Minutes

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