Monday, 3 June 2013
Three Phantoms UK Tour & New Wimbledon Theatre
After several months away, Access London is back! Thank you to everyone for your messages and support over the last few months, very much appreciated. Also finally back on Twitter after a break My Facebook and Twitter feeds have been full of status updates and excitement about this Summer's much anticipated UK tour of the Three Phantoms concert - not surprising as it's a fantastic show, great tunes, funny and performed by some incredibly talented singers. I've had quite a few messages asking about Access to the venues it's touring to. As it's a pretty extensive UK tour (followed by another in the Autumn), I can't give detailed info for all theatres involved. The blog is predominately about London venues, so I'll look at the New Wimbledon Theatre where the tour arrives to in a couple of weeks time. I will include links to the Access pages of all the other venues though, so if you're not in London, check them out and get yourselves to your nearest venue. The Show: Three Phantoms UK Summer tour opened in Dartford last week. Over the next 6 weeks, they are touring the UK extensively. "Earl Carpenter, Matthew Cammelle and Stephen John Davis (our current cast) have all played, to huge acclaim, the mysterious Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and between them have given over 3,000 of the show’s 10,000 performances. Established and respected musical theatre performers in their own right, they have been regularly entertaining audiences worldwide in some of the world’s most popular musicals. They are joined onstage by the fantastic Rebecca Caine, whose performance as Christine Daaé in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera opposite Michael Crawford and the Canadian premiere alongside Colm Wilkinson, was acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and who remains an equally respected artist with a career encompassing musicals and opera." "this outstanding show features over 20 songs from Les Misérables, West Side Story, Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady and Wicked to name but a few. The beautiful staging of this concert, evoking the drama and excitement of the great musicals concludes by celebrating the world’s most successful entertainment phenomenon - The Phantom of the Opera." New Wimbledon Theatre: For wheelchair users (scooter users need to check with venue first) the Stalls are Accessible via the Russell Road Entrance. There is a wheelchair Accessible lift to Access the area and wheelchair spaces have a seat for a companion next to/nearby. If you are transfering into a theatre seat then please let the box office know. For those with limited mobility but who are able to do some stairs then aisle seats in the Stalls are bookable but note that there are steps between rows. An induction loop is available at the box office for those who are hard of hearing. Adapted toilets and a bar are Accessible in the Stalls area. Assistance dogs are allowed into the auditorium but please let the box office know before, when you book your tickets, as only a limited number are allowed per show. Three Phantoms is at the New Wimbledon on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2013, both shows starting at 7.30pm. To book Access tickets (at a discounted rate or companion free rate), call the Access booking line on 0844 871 7677. June Dates and Access bookings: Tuesday 4th - Wednesday 5th June at Bristol Hippodrome, tickets HERE . Thursday 6th - Friday 7th June at Theatre Royal Brighton, tickets HERE . Saturday 8th June at Leeds Grand Theatre, tickets HERE . Monday 10th - Tuesday 11th June at Wycombe Swan Theatre, tickets HERE . Wednesday 12th June at Birmingham Symphony Hall, tickets HERE . Thursday 13th June at Oxford New Theatre, tickets HERE . Friday 14th - Saturday 15th June at Worthing Pavilion Theatre, tickets HERE . Sunday 16th June at Milton Keynes Theatre, tickets HERE . Tuesday 18th - Wednesday 19th June at Wimbledon New Theatre, tickets HERE . Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd June at Darlington Civic Theatre, tickets HERE . Tuesday 25th - Wednesday 26th June at Hull New Theatre, tickets HERE . Friday 28th - Saturday 29th June at Sunderland Empire, tickets HERE . Sunday 30th June at Carlisle THe Sands Centre, tickets HERE . July Dates and Access Bookings: Monday 1st - Wednesday 3rd July at His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, tickets HERE . Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th July at Theatre Royal Glasgow, tickets HERE . Thursday 11th July at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, tickets HERE .