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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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."

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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

 

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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. 

  

All Saints announced for Kew The Music!

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce iconic girl-band All Saints are the penultimate act to be confirmed for their much celebrated Kew the Music summer concerts.

At the turn of the new Millennia, All Saints were the irrepressible girl-band touched by sharply honed influences from The Shirelles through 90s hip hop, disco and slouchy club electronica - 12 million+ record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums, a string of impeccable street-pop hits and double Brit award-winning generational anthem Never Ever behind them. The newly ignited, reinvigorated, unbreakable All Saints recently returned, back on top, with their new album Red Flag.

 Supported by incomparable Melanie C, pushing the boundaries by shaking up her sound, Melanie C's latest lushly-atmospheric album Version of Me reveals a reinvention. It's Melanie as you have always known her - adventurous, honest, infectious pop - but as you’ve never heard her before.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 15 March at 10am.

 

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Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story

After a sold out run at the Sydney Opera House, Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story comes to the UK.

Peace Train is a night of music and story-telling, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.

Featuring songs such as 'First Cut is the Deepest', 'Father & Son', 'Peace Train', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play’, Peace Train -  The Cat Stevens Story has had audiences on their feet, cheering for more all around the globe.

Tickets for Peace Train are on sale now with See Tickets.    

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Now On Sale

The truth hurts.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Sienna Miller stars as Maggie alongside Jack O’Connell as Brick. A return to the stage for director Benedict Andrews following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece.

 

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The Philanthropist - Now On Sale

Christopher Hampton’s most celebrated play has been delighting audiences and since its premiere at the Royal Court in 1970. A biting bourgeois comedy and a fiendishly clever inversion of Moliere’s ‘The Misanthrope’, Simon Callow’s new production boasts some of today’s most exciting young stage and screen actors.

This exciting ensemble cast includes BAFTA award winning writer, actor and musician Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh, Toast of London), Simon Bird (star of The Inbetweeners and Friday Night Dinner), model and actress Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat, Call the Midwife, Siblings) and Tom Rosenthal (Friday Night Dinner).

 

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Craig David - new dates announced

Craig David has announced two brand new dates in addition to the nationwide tour already on sale.

On sale Friday 24th February at 10am are a huge homecoming show at Southampton's Ageas Bowl which takes place on 1 September and a headline slot at Meridian Live - a weekend of live music in Cleethorpes in July.

Tickets for Craig David's nationwide tour are on sale now and both Southampton and Cleethorpes dates are on sale with See Tickets on Friday 24 February at 10am.   

Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum and Corinne Bailey-Rae

Just announced! A very special gig featuring co-headline slots from Gregory Porter and Jamie Cullum with support from Corinne Bailey-Rae will be coming to Oxfordshire's Blenheim Palace.

The event, on Saturday 17 June will take place as part of the Nocturne series of events. Other Nocturne events already confirmed include: The Jacksons and Kool & The Gang (18 June) and Max Richter (16 June).             

Tickets for Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum and Corinne Bailey-Rae are on sale with See Tickets now