London’s West End Brings the Swinging Sixties to Life
TheatreBreaks.com is rolling back the years and conjuring up the spirit of 1960's London, with a series of ticket and hotel packages for six West End musicals that, between them, feature over 200 songs from the Swinging Sixties.
The 60's is probably one of the best loved musical eras and, with many bands and iconic tunes currently celebrating their 50thanniversary, it is no surprise that there are plenty of opportunities to experience the sights and sounds of Swinging London!
Currently there are five shows in London with 60's roots: Jersey Boys, Let It Be, Sunny Afternoon, Beautiful and The Commitments (although The Commitments is set later, most of the music is still unashamedly 60's).
Theatre Breaks has also just announced that short breaks are also now on sale for the Broadway smash hit musical Motown – the musical which opens in February 2016. It tells the fascinating story of how Berry Gordy created the sound of Motown and, not only influenced the music industry, but also crossed political and racial divides, to bring people together in music.
The 60's and its music helped form the world we now live in, so I am so excited that visitors can now come to London and get such a taste of that decade: its music, what it celebrated and what it stood for!” says Simon Harding of TheatreBreaks.com
“Personally, I was only born in the 60's so I didn't know much about it at the time, but the fabulous music from these shows has always been part of my life. “Stop in the Name of Love” and “Nowhere to Run” on the Tamla Motown label and the Beatles' “Ticket To Ride” were in the charts in the UK the week I was born and, coincidentally, it was the same week that The Kinks' Davies brothers had their famous falling out in Cardiff which ended in the drummer knocking out Dave!”
Theatre and hotel packages start at less than £100 per person including top price ticket and accommodation based on two people sharing a twin or double room and Theatre Breaks offers discounts on optional rail travel too, so it doesn't cost the earth to get to London either!
Further information on Theatre Breaks' Swinging Sixties Packages is at http://www.theatrebreaks.com/blog/london-musicals-with-songs-from-the-60s
Theatre Breaks is celebrating its own anniversary this year. 35 years ago Simon's father, Stuart, started the Theatre Rail Club for people who wanted to come to London by rail and see a show. Popular shows then were Evita, The Mousetrap, My Fair Lady and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Simon joined the company three years later.