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Mindhorn Competition

Washed-up Richard Thorncroft (Julian Barratt) peaked with hit 1980s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville (Essie Davis).

Directed by Sean Foley, and starring Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough, Jessica Barden, Harriet Walter and Steve Coogan, MINDHORN is British comedy at its best.

Mindhorn Trailer 

Enter now for your chance to win a pair of tickets to a special preview screening of the film, featuring a special cast appearance at Picturehouse Central on 30th April

Question: Which famous British comedian starred alongside Julian Barratt in The Mighty Boosh as Vince Noir?

A: Ricky Gervais
B: Noel Fielding
C: Bill Bailey 
D: Lee Evans

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1. Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
2. Competition is open to UK residents only.
3. The Prize for one Winner is two (2) tickets to the Mindhorn special preview screening featuring a special cast appearance at Picturehouse Central on 30th April.
4. There is no cash or other alternative to the Prize stated. The Prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. If a Winner is unable to attend the event, no substitute prize will be offered.
5. No travel or accommodation is included.
6. Closing Date : 27th April 2017 at 9:00am.

Casting announced for Dick Whittington pantomime at London Palladium

Hot on the heels of Cinderella, pantomime returns to the iconic London Palladium for Christmas 2017. An enchanting new production of Dick Whittington will open on Saturday 9 December 2017.

Featuring an all-star cast including the fan favourites from last year’s show, Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin and Nigel Havers.

Topped off with spectacular sets, special effects and plenty of laughs, you'll need to book early to secure the best seats for the greatest pantomime adventure of them all!

 

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Dick Whittington Cast

Exciting news! Andy Murray to play on Tuesday 20 June at the Aegon Championships

Record five-time champion Andy Murray will launch the defence of his Aegon Championships title on Tuesday June 20 at The Queen’s Club, Tournament Director Stephen Farrow has announced.

Murray, who returned to action with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Gilles Muller in Monte Carlo today, will play the clay court season before arriving on the grass at The Queen’s Club, where he has won the title in 2009, ’11, ’13, ’15 and ’16. In 2013 and 2016, he also went on to win the Wimbledon title.

The World No.1 will have his work cut out against one of the strongest line-ups ever assembled at the Aegon Championships. The full entry list will be released in the second week of May, but the following players have already confirmed they will play the event, along with Murray, from June 19-25:

·         Rafael Nadal

·         Stan Wawrinka

·         Milos Raonic

·         Grigor Dimitrov

·         Nick Kyrgios

·         Juan Martin del Potro

·         Jamie Murray.

Earlier this year, Murray made a career-commitment to play in the Aegon Championships, and the BBC announced that they will cover the tournament until at least 2024.

The Aegon Championships is expanding its Centre Court capacity by more than 30% for 2017 and has sold more than 9,000 tickets than ever before. Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June are almost completely sold out, but there is still limited availability on the other days of the tournament.

Last year, the Aegon Championships was voted ATP-500 Tournament of the Year by the players - the fourth successive year that the event has received a tournament of the year award.

Book Aegon Championship Tickets here

Easter events at the Doctor Who Experience

This Easter, it's monster time... !

Saturday sees the return of Doctor Who to our screens and to celebrate a new series of thrilling adventures and monsters, the Doctor Who Experience is hosting some exciting events, including their biggest monster event YET on Saturday 15th April and the return of the popular TARDIS set tours PLUS the world premiere of the Doctor Who Mr Men collaboration on Saturday 22nd April. 

Find out more and book tickets via the links below

Monster Day Out

TARDIS Set Tours

Doctor Who Mr Men collaboration

Reload Festival

Returning to Norfolk Showground, Norwich is Reload Festival which is back with a huge line-up of pop, club, soul and disco artists for a weekend packed full of floor fillers. 

Artists on the 2017 bill include: Billy Ocean / Blue / Soul II Soul / Craig Charles / Level 42 / Trevor Nelson / Jocelyn Brown / ASWAD / Brand New Heavies  / Danny Rampling / Mungo Jerry / Human Jukebox / Jay Funk and many more.  

Early bird tickets for Reload Festival are on sale with See Tickets. Early bird offer ends 25 April  

 

 

European Premiere of Working comes to Southwark Playhouse

Gillian Bevan (Teachers, Holby City), Dean Chisnall (Blood Brothers), Krysten Cummings (Rent), Siubhan Harrison (Guys and Dolls), Peter Polycarpou (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Oaklahoma) and Liam Tamne Rocky Horror Picture Show)  lead the cast of the European Premiere of WORKING, directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Fabian Aloise which opens at Southwark Playhouse on 2 June 2017 for a limited seaon

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner 
Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with
the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel
About What They Do.

The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, the
creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of
those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the
waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that
make up a nation.

WORKING employs a range of musical styles and genres from contributing
composers, including five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-
Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) as well as Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers
& Susan Birkenhead.

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Sundown Festival: First Line-Up Announcement

The first line-up announcement from Sundown Festival in Norfolk has arrived!

This year the five stages will feature headline slots from Craig David and Pendulum, Rag’n’Bone Man, Wiley and Kurupt FM plus many more.

There will also be an exclusive campers-only rave, featuring sets from Giggs, Jaguar Skills, Shapes and DJ JAM, plus earlier access to the festival site than ever before. The September event will feature more stages, bars and food stalls than ever before, plus a silent disco and fireworks display.

Early Bird Tickets go on sale with See Tickets this Friday, 31st March, from 10am.

 Full Names To Date:

CRAIG DAVID / PENDULUM

RAG ‘N’ BONE MAN / WILEY / KURUPT FM / AJ TRACEY / RAYE / TOM GRENNAN / JOHN NEWMAN / LOUISA JOHNSON / STEFFLON DON / YOUNGR /  HANNAH WANTS / DISCIPLES / NOISIA / TQD / CAMO & KROOKED / METRIK / SKREAM / SOLARDO / ARTWORK / CAMELPHAT / LOW STEPPA / CHRIS LORENZO / B2B ZINC / P MONEY / ARTFUL DODGER / 1991 / SKEPSIS / FRED V & GRAFIX / ETHERWOOD / SPY / SPECIAL GUEST DJ MARKY / SIDNEY CHARLES / DEETRON / JACKY

 CAMPERS ONLY OPENING PARTY: GIGGS / MISTAJAM / JAGUAR SKILLS / SHAPES

Stepping Out: Show of the Week - tickets from £20.00

"Amanda Holden serves up comedy gold in this foot-tapping treat"TELEGRAPH

"Maria Friedman's glorious production"DAILY EXPRESS

"A production crammed full of hilarious eighties gags and fabulously over the top outfits."THE SUN

Amanda Holden heads one of the starriest casts ever to have stepped out on the British stage in this wonderfully funny and heart-warming comedy which charts the lives of seven women and one man attempting to tap their troubles away at a weekly dancing class. Initially all thumbs and left feet, the group is just getting to grip with the basics when they are asked to take part in a charity gala…

Directed by triple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, the cast includes Tracy-Ann Oberman, Natalie Casey and Nicola Stephenson.

 

Tickets from £20.00

Band A Seats reduced to just £39.50 for this week*

 

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An American In Paris Review Round-Up

An American in Paris recently had their press night, we were lucky enough to see the post war love story and fell in love ourselves. Bob Crowley's masterful design combined with the beautiful choreography by Christopher Wheeldon makes it a triumph on stage, but don’t just take our word for it, check out what the critics thought below:

Michael Billington, The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Musical becomes theatrical gold [...] Christopher Wheeldon’s superb show is a riot of colour and movement, with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gerhswin classics."

Read the full article here

Mark Shenton, The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"An instant classic [...] Fidgety Feet here explodes as an exhilarating ensemble number featuring a stageful of feet that won't stop dancing."

Read the full article here

Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"London's stage has a new heart-breaker [...] Little Leanne Cope, with black ink-blob hairdo and elfin face, dances and acts and sings and wows in the Broadway- originated adaptation of An American in Paris."

Read the full article here

Sarah Crompton, Whats On Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The design and the direction that give An American in Paris its unique texture and tone [...] unlike any other musical on the London stage: sumptuously beautiful and heartfelt, it has a romantic pizzazz all of its own."

Read the full article here

Ann Treneman, The Times

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"Balletic choreography that at times takes your breath away [...] It's got starlight, it's got sweet dreams and, yes, it's got rhythm too. You almost feel you couldn't ask for anything more but this Gershwin musical also has that indefinable something called grace, a lightness that would out-soufflé even Julia Child, and a joie de vivre that lifts it, and us, all night long."

Read the full article here

Have you seen An American In Paris yet? Got tickets? Or deciding whether to go? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook. Get your tickets for the show here for only £22.20

 

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See Launches Ethical Resale Platform: 'Fan-to-Fan'

See has never been affiliated to any secondary ticketing site and never will be. In fact, we have been taking practical steps for many years to help ensure that tickets sold on our site go to legitimate fans. This is something we feel very strongly about and our position on this will not change.

We welcome the Government pledge to crack down on touts and the software being used by them to take tickets away from genuine fans. We have also signed the FanFair Alliance’s Declaration against online ticket touts to show our support for the work the organisation is doing to combat touting in which we are actively involved. 

To that extent we have now launched our own ethical resale platform ‘Fan-to-Fan’ which will enable fans to resell tickets at the price they paid or less. We know there are occasions where fans cannot attend an event and want to sell their ticket at a fair price, and this can be done safely and securely through the Fan-to-Fan platform.

There are a number of benefits for both buyers and sellers when using Fan-to-Fan which include it being completely free to list and sell tickets, buyers being protected with our 100% listing verification and  the support of a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week customer support to answer any questions via live chat, email and phone.

Rob Wilmshurst, CEO at See Tickets said: “The launch of Fan-to-Fan is us nailing our colours to the mast and saying that we don’t believe the secondary market is fair to fans. Fan-to-Fan has been created out of a desire to offer customers an ethical and safe space where they can buy tickets without playing into the hands of touts charging extortionate prices.”                  

There will be no over inflated ticket prices listed at Fan-to-Fan as there are with other re-sale sites. See Tickets will add a 5% booking fee to the list price (not including the delivery fee) and tickets can only be re-sold at the price fans paid or less.

Adam Webb at the FanFair Alliance said: "Fan-to-Fan is a welcome addition to the market. See Tickets is a supporter of the FanFair Alliance, and this is yet another example of a ticketing company demonstrating leadership by promoting face value exchange instead of resale profiteering." 

Nigel Adams MP said: “When we in Parliament talk about reform of secondary ticketing and responsible industry practice, this is exactly what we want to see: fans, organisers, artists, and ticketing agents coming together to enable each other.  I’m pleased that See Tickets has put its weight behind ethical resale, and welcome developments that mean fans aren’t fleeced, and can be confident in the transparency and validity of tickets they are buying on the secondary market.”

Robert Richards, Commercial Director at Glastonbury Festival said: “As the people who helped us build the very effective photo registration ticketing process for the Festival, we know See Tickets are very much against touting and this new service seems like a really good move.”     

Buyers and sellers can find out more about Fan-to-Fan here
 

Paul Chowdhry

Following his 2015 100 date sell-out tour, comedy powerhouse and star of Taskmaster, Live at The Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, Paul Chowdhry brings his highly anticipated new stand-up show to venues nationwide. 

The extensive 'Live innit' tour begins in September 2017 and will see Paul visit a whole host of locations including: Manchester, Cambridge, Redditch, Bristol, Norwich, Edinburgh and Exeter.  

Tickets for Paul Chowdhry are on sale with See Tickets now  

 

Competition: Win a pair of tickets to The Sense Of An Ending Gala Screening

Starring Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, alongside a stellar cast that includes Charlotte Rampling and Michelle Dockery, The Sense of an Ending is based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Julian Barnes.

From acclaimed director Ritesh Batra, it is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness.

The Sense of An Ending will be in cinemas April 14th.

For more information on the film, please visit www.thesenseofanending.co.uk
 

The Sense Of An Ending

 

Answer the question below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to The Sense Of An Ending Gala Screening on Thursday 6th April.

Question: Which film does not star Jim Broadbent?

A: Moulin Rouge!
B: The King's Speech
C: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
D: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

  

This competition has now ended

 


1.   The Competition closes at 12pm on 27th March 2017. Entries received after that date and time will not be considered.
2.   Entrants must be aged 18 or over.
3.   The Competition is open to UK residents only.
4.   The Prize for one Winner is two (2) tickets to The Sense of An Ending Premiere event taking place in London on 6th April.
5.   There is no cash or other alternative to the Prize stated. The Prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions. If a Winner is unable to attend the event, no substitute prize will be offered.
6.   No travel or accommodation is included.

Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? - Show of the Week: No Booking Fees

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo star in the Tony Award-winning, darkly comic masterpiece. Former Royal Court Artistic Director Ian Rickson directs this late classic for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening this Friday, don't miss your chance to steal our No Booking Fees offer!

Show Of The Week - No Booking Fees Offer:
No Booking Fees on Tickets from £40.00
Tickets start at £18.00

Valid Monday - Thursday performances between 3 - 20 April. Subject to availability.

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The Walled Off Hotel

The Walled Off Hotel is located in a bustling area fully open to tourists from across the world. It's located 500 metres from the checkpoint to Jerusalem and a mile from the centre of Bethlehem. 

Guests at the Walled Off could find themslves literally sleeping inside a work of art. So far Banksy, Sami Musa and Dominique Petrin have customised guest rooms, more will follow.

The hotel boasts floor to ceiling views of graffiti-strewn concrete from almost every room. And for the exhibitionists - many are within range of the army watchtower. All scenic rooms are ensuite and equipped with wifi, fridge, radio, personal safe and air conditioning. The Walled Off Hotel is aiming to be in place for the whole of the centenary year, maybe longer if people come.

Find out more here.