The first big event at The Mayflower this week is Sunday night’s visit from Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Featuring performances from former Spice Girl Mel C, the show will feature tracks spanning Holland’s entire career. At £35.50 per ticket the show is by no means a cheap one, so (as far as the student community goes, at least) will perhaps only draw hardened big band enthusiasts.
Possibly more in the student budget is Scrooge which will be playing from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 16th. If you wish it could be Christmas everyday in spite of your housemates reminding you that we’re still in early November, this could be the musical for you. The show is headlined by Tommy Steele who has a long history with the piece. The tour was launched straight after a 2012 West End run which saw the leading man become the Palladium’s most prolific headline performer.
Student Deal: Students pay £15 for any seat on opening night and at the Thursday matinee performance.
The Nuffield has a sold-out comedy night with Jeremy Hardy on Friday. These comedy tickets have become like gold dust as the season has progressed so congratulations if you managed to lay your hands on one of those in time.
On Thursday night, the amateur company Orignal Theatre will be performing On the Bridge. An original piece, the play won the company’s Page to Stage competition and is on for one night only. The piece, which is decribed as being darkly enigmatic with humorous moments laced throughout, tells the story of two men blocking the end of a bridge known for suicide attempts as they attempt to convince those who would cross to reveal their reason for being there.
Student tickets are available for £8. This is at the upper end of the scale for amateur theatre but the piece certainly looks interesting and could well be one to take a chance on.