London is the place to go for the greatest choice of shows in the UK, with many of the best musicals and plays running for months and possibly even years! However, if the thought of travelling into the city by train, car or even luxury coach (Woods, of course) seems too far to see your favourite show or concert, there may be an alternative.
The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is a Grade II listed theatre, ideally located close to Southampton Central railway station. Since its opening in 1928, it has undergone several name changes and a number of refurbishments with the most recent in summer 2018. Many of the seats have been completely reupholstered and the auditorium redecorated to the new red and gold colour scheme. Together with new environmentally friendly lighting, better disabled facilities and refurbishment of bars and function rooms, it is certainly a challenger for some of its West End competitors.
Best of all, it is now possible to see a West End show right on your doorstep. There are some terrific concerts and amazing theatrical productions touring the country with many coming to the south coast during 2020, so why not enjoy some great entertainment just a short distance away. Treat yourself further and include lunch in their multi-award winning Ovation Restaurant – many of our matinee performances have a lunch option available.
Here is small selection of what’s on offer at The Mayflower Theatre this year, and with luxury coach travel included all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show!
2nd April – matinee performance
The inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, featuring iconic songs such as Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Don’t Want To Lose You Now and 1-2-3. One for all Gloria fans and is sure to get you ‘on your feet!’
23rd April – matinee performance
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, with a score featuring such classics as Getting To Know You, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers and Shall We Dance.
18th June – matinee performance
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long and has become the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. Who is the murderer? Suspect everyone!
7th July – evening performance
In his 28th year of performing Meat Loaf’s incredible back catalogue, Steve Steinman, together with a 6 piece live band and the Bad For Good symphonic orchestra, perform some of Meatloaf’s greatest hits: Bat Out Of Hell, Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Dead Ringer For Love and many more.
15th July, evening performance
Celebrating a decade of Big Girls Don’t Cry, The East Coast Boys perform classics such as Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, and many others which propelled the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to stardom. Also features his solo hits such as Grease, Let’s Hang On and Working My Way Back to You.
10th September – matinee performance
Disney’s multi award-winning musical is a unique theatrical experience that you will remember forever. Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, experience the powerful story of Simba and his epic adventure to his role as King of the Pridelands.
11th November – evening performance
The ultimate 60s line up including:
The Tremeloes (Silence Is Golden); Herman’s Hermits (There’s a Kind of Hush); The Merseybeats (Sorrow); The Marmalade (Reflections of My Life), and Gerry’s Pacemakers will perform some of Gerry Marsden’s massive hits – How Do You Do It, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and Ferry Across the Mersey.
For further information on any of the above, and other concerts & shows, visit our website or call our friendly sales team on 01243 868080.