The Matinee Shows

Groups Direct has announced the launch of The Matinee Shows; a series of performances that will offer tribute act entertainment at a number of London venues.

The in-house productions, in association with James R Hearn, will include tribute shows of Elton John, Michael Bublé, ABBA and Cliff Richard, amongst others.

About The Matinee Shows

The shows will run from 18th January 2018 until 6th December 2018, starting with Masters of the Musicals and ending with a Michael Bublé act.

A three-course meal and a welcome drink are offered on arrival, providing what Groups Direct describes as a ‘quality alternative to the traditional West End theatre offerings’.

Show dates include:

•    Masters of the Musicals: 18th January
•    Frankie Valli: 8th February
•    Elvis Presley: 20th February
•    Neil Diamond: 8th March
•    Freddie Mercury: 19th April
•    Tom Jones: 3rd May
•    Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers: 28th June
•    Cliff Richard: 19th July
•    ABBA: 26th July
•    Shirley Bassey: 7th August
•    Elton John: 6th September
•    Barry Manilow: 18th October
•    Whitney Houston: 15th November
•    Michael Bublé: 6th December

Group organisers should speak to Groups Direct about the shows’ specific locations, which are yet to be confirmed.

Other Groups Direct theatre experiences

Groups Direct offers an array of deals for theatre-loving groups, such as combining afternoon tea at the Strand Palace Hotel with a West End show, choices of which include Dream Girls, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Lion King, Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, The Woman in Black and School of Rock.

You can also choose to arrive in the centre of the West End on a boat, boarding at North Greenwich Pier, cruising down the River Thames for 45 minutes, while enjoying the London skyline.

Groups interested in this deal can combine their cruise with shows including War of the Worlds, Stomp, Mamma Mia!, The Book of Mormon, Hand to God, Les Miserables, Motown and Jersey Boys.

To book your place at The Matinee Shows, you can e-mail or call 0800-0498309.

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