Newmarket Holidays / A ‘Wicked’ Weekend Break

Since 1983, the name Newmarket Holidays has been synonymous with great value-for-money guided holidays and escorted short breaks. Over the past thirty years, Newmarket Holidays have expanded their portfolio in order to offer their customers an even wider variety of choices than ever before, from day trips to sporting or musical events right through to three-week trips of a lifetime to Australia or the Far East. Among the more popular deals offered by Newmarket Holidays are the selection of theatre breaks to London’s West End. Each Newmarket Holidays trip includes return travel by either coach or rail depending on the break chosen, accommodation in a carefully selected three- or four-star hotel, tickets to the show of the customer’s choice, and the services of a Newmarket Holidays Tour Guide throughout the duration of the trip. Customers selecting the Newmarket Holidays Dine and Dance theatre trip will also experience an extravagant dinner and disco at their four-star hotel, after enjoying a matinee performance.

Newmarket HolidaysAll the prices quoted on the Newmarket Holidays website include the price of a standard ticket to see the hit musical, ‘Wicked’. Newmarket Holidays customers can choose from many shows being performed in the West End, and upgrade to a top-tier ticket for an additional supplement. Coach or rail travel to London is arranged by Newmarket Holidays from a series of national locations and all transfers to London City Centre are included where applicable.

‘Wicked’ tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West as first encountered in Frank L. Baum’s ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, ‘Wicked’ portrays Elphaba as a misunderstood rebel dealing with a lifetime of prejudice after being born with an unfortunate greenish tinge to her skin. She protests against the domination of the Oz ministry and the mistreatment, banishment and murder of talking Animals. The show tells the tale of Elphaba’s school days, including her reluctant yet burgeoning friendship with the airheaded Glinda, who will one day become the Good Witch of the North. While essentially a story about friendship, this tale has many darker and more political elements and should appeal to both children and adults alike.

A weekend theatre break in London | Newmarket Holidays

Newmarket Holidays is famed for its fun-filled London theatre breaks. All you have to do is choose your favourite show, and hop on a coach or train down to London. There are over twenty top West End shows for you to select from, including a number of popular new productions as well as several classics. This is a two-day weekend break, which is ideal if you want to fit in a quick little escape before the work-week rolls around once again. It includes accommodation in a four-star hotel, as well as dinner, dancing, and of course, tickets to a West End show of your choosing.

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On your first day, you’ll have some free time to relax and catch your breath before the show begins. You will then be brought to the matinee performance, and returned to the hotel afterwards, by coach. Upon your arrival at the hotel after the show, you’ll need to check in to your room. Dinner – a delicious, hearty three-course meal – will be served later in the evening. After you’ve had your fill, there will be a ‘dinner disco’, at which you can dance the night away.

The following day, you can explore the capital at your own pace, taking in the sights and perhaps doing a little shopping too. From the luxurious Fortnum and Mason to the endless department stores and boutiques on Oxford Street, there really is something for everyone in this city. You may also want to visit a few of London’s most famous attractions while you’re here too: the London Eye, Big Ben or Buckingham Palace are all within easy reach.

This break from Newmarket Holidays offers tremendous value for money. The price which you pay includes a ticket for the matinee performance of a West End show, as well as the three-course meal which you will enjoy on the first day of your trip. It also includes one night’s bed and breakfast in either a double or twin-bedded room in the elegant Thistle Hotel. Coach travel, and the services of the tour manager, are also covered by the total price.