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The Best of British Theatre: The West End and Beyond

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Program #16794RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 5 — Nov 13, 2015

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Day One: Thursday, November 05 -
In Transit: Overnight flight to London.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, November 06 -
Arrive To: London. Individual car transfers to the hotel.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm

Afternoon: Welcome meeting with the course director at 5:00pm in the hotel.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, November 07 - Wilton's Music Hall/ Musical performance.
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel. A variety of eggs, bacon, sausages, tomato, baked beans, hash browns, fruit, yoghurts, toast, marmalade, jams, cold cuts, cheeses, juices, tea and coffee.

Morning: Lecture: "A History of the Music Hall" followed by a production briefing on tonight's performance.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Enjoy a trip back in time as you visit Wilton's Music Hall-a grade II listed building, built as a music hall and now a more general-purpose performance space in Grace's Alley off Cable Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is one of very few surviving music halls in its original state. Originally known as the Mahogany Bar from 1839, Wilton's came into the ownership of John Wilton in 1850. Wilton commissioned contractors to build a Music hall in 1858 on the same site as the former concert room of the public house. Wilton's passed into several ownerships during the 1870s before being destroyed by fire in 1877. An eight-year rebuild commenced that year before the building was bought by the East End Mission of the Methodist Church, who took possession of the building and established a church there in 1888. The church ceased in 1956 and briefly became a rag storage warehouse. By 1964, the buildings future remained uncertain and a petition was launched to secure it from demolishers. The campaign, led by the poet John Betjeman was a success and Wilton's was bought by Greater London Council who preserved it until 1999 when it was bought by the Broomhill Opera Company.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: A Musical Theatre performance. (Note: peformances confirmed six weeks before the commencement of the programme. Accessibility information will be available at that stage.)

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, November 08 - Development of the British Musical.
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Lecture by Giles Ramsay-"The Development of the British Musical".

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afternoon.

Dinner: Included.

Evening: Musical Theatre performance.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, November 09 - Lectures.
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Walking tour of Musical London.

Lunch: Lunch out.

Afternoon: Lecture: "The British Musical in the 20th and 21st Centuries".

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Tuesday, November 10 - Musical Theatre workshop
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Take a unique hands-on Musical theatre workshop at RADA.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afternoon

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Musical Theatre perfomance.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Wednesday, November 11 - Backstage tour.
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Backstage tour of an historic West End theatre such as the Thetare Royal Drury Lane.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner taken out in a restaurant.

Evening: Musical theatre performance.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Thursday, November 12 - Round up with a major theatre critic.
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Free morning.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Critical round-up. Meet with a leading theatre critic such as Kate Basett of the Independent on Sunday with afternoon tea at the Phoenix Arts Club. Farewell meeting. The Phoenix Artist Club - 'A hidden gem' - secreted away down a little side street (used in the opening sequences of 'Harry Potter') and tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the London norm. As featured in many films and TV Productions, Travel Channel's "The Layover" with Anthony Bourdain, written about by Rupert Everett in "Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins", visited by Princess Michael of Kent, Kiera Knightly, Jude Law, David Soul, John Hurt or Janice Dickinson to name but a few, inspiring screenwriters, authors and poets and refreshing worn out theatre staff from every London Theatre - you can perhaps understand why they want to keep us for themselves!

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: Musical Theatre performance.

Lodging: Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Nine: Friday, November 13 -
Breakfast: Full English and Continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Car transfers to the airports for return flights to North America.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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