F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ is coming to the stage from the May 14th-18th. Just days after the UK release of Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic version Northern Ballet will be performing their adaptation in Sadler’s Wells theatre.
‘The Great Gatsby’ is the gripping story of a young Nick Carraway coming to know his aloof millionaire neighbour with an unforgiving past; Jay Gatsby. As the glittering façade of Gatsby’s life derails Carraway learns of the scandalous and lonely lives of the ‘new rich’ living the ‘American dream’ of the 1920’s.
One of the greatest American novels of the 20th Century, the Northern Ballet is said by Jeffery Taylor of the Sunday Express to have put on a performance that will ensure you “leave the theatre with a warm glow and a smile”. With its unparalleled reputation for telling a story through dance, Northern Ballet is the ideal company to bring this novel to the stage.
The production is being held at Sadler’s Wells theatre; a modern and contemporary dance and music performance space occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners. It is a perfect setting for a timeless novel to be performed in the 21st Century.
After enjoying the roaring and glitzy American 20s relax back into the British elegance and charm of our exclusive suites; just a short distance from Sadler’s Wells.
The most prestigious horse racing event in London’s sporting calendar, RoyalAscot sets off on the 18th-22nd June 2013.
Annually attended by Her Majesty the Queen and the royal family Royal Ascot is renowned for attracting high society, horse racing enthusiasts and thrill seekers. Founded in 1711 the event is notorious for its heritage and tradition. The world famous, top quality horse race is held over five days in the third week of June and is steeped in pageantry and showcases British culture in its finest form.
Every year fashion steals the show at Royal Ascot and this year’s dress code is said to be stricter than ever. Formal dress is expected for all attendants with the exception of people with silver ring tickets where there is no dress code. The colourful occasion attracts a variety of well-dressed visitors for this special event.
The racehorse ‘Animal Kingdom’ is the favourite to win this year. In previous years Her Majesty the Queen has owned twenty winning horses throughout her visits at Royal Ascot. The highlight of the event is the Gold Cup Run on Thursday 20th June.
In terms of ticket availability there are three levels of tickets for each day: Silver Ring tickets, Grandstand tickets and Royal Enclosure badges.
The racecourse itself is situated in idyllic woodland surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside. Race days usually have a theme to complement the racing, such as a concert or beer festival and race goers can wine and dine in exclusive restaurants situated around the course.
After a fun-packed day at the races, why not pay us a visit and try our exclusive treatment of the month to completely relax and unwind? Go on, treat yourself to a soothing spa experience after the excitement of sun, royalty and racing.
Roald Dahl’s delicious and mysterious tale of the young Charlie Bucket and the extraordinary confectioner Willy Wonka is coming to life as a musical at the Royal Drury Lane Theatre.
For those of you who are unfamiliar on the plot, the story takes place in an unknown city where Mr Willy Wonka is the owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world. He decides to open up the doors of his factory to five privileged children. In order to choose who should be so lucky, Willy Wonka hides five golden tickets in his famous chocolate bars. These tickets are VIP access to the chocolate factory. Amongst the winners is the unsuspecting hero of the book, Charlie bucket who has grown up with stories about the factory. Nothing could prepare the winners for what was beyond the gates. The story continues with incredible and astonishing sugary delights, however not everything is a sweet as it seems. Unlike the theatre which is offering a sweet £10 off all prices for the preview performances taking place from 18 May – 24 June 2013.
The truly unmissable and exciting production of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory has inspired DUKES London to create their own version of a chocolate factory. A family fun, chocolate- themed day with DUKES London starts with afternoon tea bursting with Charlie and The Chocolate Factory themed delicious treats and ending with the exhilarating new musical. After a sugar-filled day, you and your family can also take the time to unwind in one of our luxurious suites.