Articles by Abbe Bates

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley return to 9 to 5 the Musical

Dolly Parton has announced that Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in 9 to 5 the Musical at The Savoy Theatre in London from February 2020. Louise Redknapp will return to the show on Monday 10th February and play the role of Violet until the show ends its West End run on 23rd May (excluding 12th

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Explore exotic garden shows overseas

You’ll find an eclectic mix of garden and flower show visit options when your group ventures abroad. Here are a selection to consider. In Japan, the Flowers by Naked event has been held across the country in locations such as Tokyo, Nagoya and Okinawa, and has to-date received 500,000 visitors. This year, works were even

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New telephone box exhibit for MAD Museum

A brand-new moving sculpture inside an old red refurbished telephone box has been unveiled by the MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum in Stratford-upon-Avon this month. The museum purchased the telephone box, which is located on Henley Street, and commissioned one of their favourite resident artists, Pascal Bettex, to create the sculpture inside the box. The

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Soldier of Orange musical comes to UK

Dutch musical Soldier of Orange is set to open in a purpose-built 360-degree theatre at the Royal Docks, London this autumn. Seen by over 3 million people, this unique production has broken all Dutch theatre records and celebrated nine years of sold-out performances in October this year, making it the longest ever running musical in The

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Group tickets now on sale for A Right Royale Tea

Lord and Lady Right return to London this summer for A Right Royale Tea – an immersive and participatory comedy afternoon tea performance set in the grandeur of the British aristocracy – performing again at the four-star Amba Hotel, Charing Cross London on Sunday afternoons between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, from 28th June to 19th July.

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Hidden London Tour opens to groups

This year the London Transport Museum is opening its Hidden London Tour to group bookings. The tour takes in disused Tube stations, tunnels and secret spaces that were once busy with commuters and trains – some dating to the foundation of the network in 1863 – but are now surplus to requirements and usually out

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The Overtones announce summer 2020 tour

Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group, The Overtones have announced their 11th UK tour in the summer. For the last decade, The Overtones have been a household name after appearing on dozens of television shows including Dancing On Ice, BBC Breakfast and This Morning. After headlining at world renowned venues like the London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall, The Overtones have built a name

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Bookings open for new RHS garden in Greater Manchester

Group bookings are currently open for arrivals from 1st September 2020 at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Greater Manchester, the RHS’s newest garden, opening in summer 2020. Named after the historic Bridgewater canal, the garden is set in the grounds of the former 19th century Worsley New Hall, previously the estate of the First Earl of

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