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Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 11

BY HARRISON FULLER

Prep for the panto and loads more besides!

Well, dear readers, I have just returned from a quick jaunt around the City Centre with the cast of our fabulous panto, Aladdin. We’ve been holiday shopping, sampling drinks and having hugs – a sample picture is below. If you want to find out more, have a look at our Facebook page or Twitter feed to see some more of the photos from this afternoon’s capers (in one of them, see if you can spot the name of the drinks Widow Twanky is holding).

While on the subject of panto, this week has been a delight to have the cast and creative team in the building rehearsing ahead of opening night on 14th December. There are sequins and glitter everywhere, but away from my desk it is a treat to see the wonderful company at work, creating a fun and fabulous production.

It’s not all panto here at The Broadway (oh yes it is!) – it really isn’t. Thursday we played hosts to BGL for their corporate training day. We were on hand to provide the precise configuration required for the room, refreshments, and lunch for 160 people while they undertook training sessions (there was a fabulous array of Christmas jumpers on show – Bravo).Read More

Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 10

BY HARRISON FULLER

Yes, we have a racing celebrity!

Bikes come in all shapes and sizes, but there’s only one Carl Fogarty. Foggy, as he is more commonly known, will be here in May 2018 as part of his book tour. Live on stage talking about his career, there will be chances to have a photo taken with the racing legend, as well as receive a copy of his signed book with certain levels of tickets.

Also up on sale today is Hello La Voix! On Friday 13th April (unlucky for some), La Voix will be bringing her live band, unique comedy and style to The Broadway Suite. The evening looks to be fabulous (ABSOLUTELY Fabulous to be precise – she appeared in the recent movie).

There are lots of other new shows in the pipeline (five more to go on sale in the next week or so) but more on that later.

This week I had a lovely visit from Noel and Mina, who are looking to bring me a circus. Fire, water, cages, ribbons, frills and feathers – once they have been removed from my office they will make their way to the stage in a spectacular show! Roll up, roll up!Read More

Stuck for a Christmas gift? Buy Theatre Tokens at The Broadway

The present that is flexible enough for everyone!

With such a huge range of entertainment and activities coming to The Broadway, this festive season why not give a gift which will create lasting memories for your friends and family?

Secure your Theatre Tokens now by calling in at The Broadway46 Broadway, Peterborough PE1 4RT (9am to 5pm daily, later on Main Auditorium performance evenings).

Theatre Tokens are national theatre gift vouchers that can be used at more than 240 venues nationwide, including The Broadway. With no expiry date, they are the perfect gift for everyone. Let them see the show they want, when they want.Read More

Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 9

BY HARRISON FULLER

Of Theatre Tokens, Comedy and Pantomime!

This week has once again flown by in an eclectic mix of meeting, planning, putting shows on sale and networking.

Last Saturday we played host to Sean Lock in the main house and a wedding in The Broadway Suite. The room looked lovely decorated with a white and pink theme, with glittery centrepieces and a pick-and-mix station. What more could you want!

The Main Auditorium was buzzing with laughter as people enjoyed Sean Lock’s unique brand of comedy. It was a full house and our next big name comedian, Jon Richardson in April, looks set to sell out soon. If comedy is your thing, we also have Funhouse Comedy returning in January to The Broadway Suite.

Talking of The Broadway Suite, it is set to play host to a variety of events including Christmas parties and a New Year’s Eve ‘Speakeasy’ – party like it’s 1927 with a Jazz Band, funny-money Casino, and a hot buffet to see in 2018. Read More

Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 8

BY HARRISON FULLER

London Calling!

Today (Friday), dear readers, I am writing to you from London, from St Martin’s Lane in the heart of the West End. I have been hobnobbing like you wouldn’t believe, in order to seek out shows and collaborations for The Broadway. This is my second visit to London this week to meet with producers, all of whom are enthusiastic about The Broadway and the possibilities it holds. We are going to work together to unlock its potential and make it a centre for theatre and entertainment.

On Tuesday I was at the Young Vic to discuss a show for kids where they can get involved, play with balloons and help to tell the story. It sounds great fun (I want a ticket!) and I am hopeful that we will be able to find a slot for it in The Broadway Suite. The same producer also offered an all-female Shakespeare (in the same manner as the Donmar) so that is something worth considering and exploring, and we are looking at booking it in for 2019!

Today’s meetings have been even more promising and successful. I met with a delightful producer, Jamie, to discuss his current projects as well as how we can work together and bring bigger and better shows to the stage at The Broadway. I am excited for the theatre’s future and thrilled to be able to be part of it. Jamie will be coming up to Peterborough on Saturday 16th December for the gala night for Aladdin.Read More

Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 7

BY HARRISON FULLER

REFLECTING ON PROGRESS IN THE RUN-UP TO #LOVETHEATREDAY

This week I am in a somewhat ruminative mood. I have now been at this desk for ten weeks (has it really been that long already!?) and I am reflecting on the work that has happened in that time.

Those weeks have been very busy here at the theatre. Not only have we been hosting productions, but we have also been working on the fabric of the building to ensure that it is being well looked after, and we have been planning for the future. It is this future planning that has given me cause to pause and take stock of where we are.

In a short space of time we worked hard to ensure that we bringing in acts of quality to the theatre. This week, Dinosaur World Live announced their 2018 UK tour dates before they take up a residency in London at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. And where have they chosen to kick start their tour…? Hello, The Broadway!Read More

SITUATIONS VACANT AT THE BROADWAY

Become a Team Member as one of our Part-Time Bar Staff at The Broadway.

Is this the sort of job for you?  To start off, you should be flexible, energetic, very loyal and with a passion to succeed. You must be polite, sociable, mature, a good communicator and willing to work to tight deadlines.

We will expect you to be reliable, hard working, well-mannered, with strong social skills and well-presented. You should have the ability to cope in adverse situations.

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The Broadway as Cambs comedy capital?

Ruby Wax and Jon Richardson the latest names joining the likes of Sean Lock and Doreen Tipton at the newly reopened Peterborough city centre venue

The Broadway is fast becoming the place where comedy stars – both new and established – want to come and entertain. The newly reopened venue, with its main auditorium a faithful restoration betraying its roots as an Odeon cinema from the 1930s, has already regained its place on the humour circuit as somewhere to add to UK tours.

Sean Lock was only announced a couple of weeks ago, and is almost sold out. He’s coming to The Broadway on Saturday 18th November. If you act fast, you might be able to secure one of the last remaining seats – but please note this show is rated 15+ (Parental Guidance) as there is likely to be swearing and adult content. There’s plenty more now on sale to get excited about, with more to come throughout 2018. Last month, the Funhouse Comedy dinner and cabaret was a sell-out show featuring Hal Cruttenden, James Dowdeswell and Tanyalee Davis, and will be back in January.

Next up in the calendar is Doreen Tipton with her ‘Rise of the Yam-Yam’ tour on Thursday 9th November. Read More

Diary of a Theatre Manager – Episode 6

By Harrison Fuller

#LoveTheatreDay is every day at The Broadway!

I have returned to the office after a week of annual leave ,and we are now in full swing for the winter season with panto plans a-go-go!

Our cast will be out and about in the city and surrounding areas meeting the public and spreading the magic. Today (4th),  look out for the cast at the Firework Fiesta. As well as mingling with the crowds, they will be on stage around 7.15pm. Our Princess will be singing, and there will be a chat with Widow Twanky and evil Abanazar (Boo!)

The cast will also be helping to bring in the festive season in Peterborough at the Christmas light switch-on on 18th November. Look out for them (behind you!)Read More

Cult TV Awards make their way to The Broadway

The 24th annual gong-giving for extraordinary fictional television heads to Peterbough

It’s a dinner, a ceremony and a theme party!

On Saturday 30th December, you can attend an actual television awards ceremony. The glitz! The glamour! And it’s all much closer than you think.

The annual Cult TV Awards are now in their 24th year, and this is the chance for you, ‘im or ‘er indoors, Friends (including Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joe, Chandler and Ross), your Modern Family and anyone else on this 3rd Rock from the Sun to get together to party like it’s Space: 1999 at the newly reopened The Broadway in Peterborough.

Your choice of clothing can either be the suited-and-booted approach where you dress to impress, or if you prefer you and your companions might like to go all-out ‘cosplay’ in support of your favourite shows.Read More