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UK Theatre Tour with Derek Boyes

Sep 22-30, 2020

9 days | England | Music & Theatre

Join Canadian actor and director Derek Boyes on a UK theatre adventure! Derek has selected exceptional performances in Stratford, Bristol, Bath, and London. In addition to the plays, you’ll enjoy Derek’s daily presentations and insights, behind the scenes tours, museum visits, and congenial meals.

"Canadian theatre has been shaped by many cultures and countries through the years and one of its strongest influences has been the UK. I invite you to come with me as we explore our theatrical family tree in some of England’s most historic venues.

We begin in the birthplace of William Shakespeare in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon to see the RSC productions of Blindness and Seeing, part of their “Projeck Europa” initiative, and The Winters Tale and breathe the air that bred the most famous writer in the English language.

We travel next to Bristol to explore and experience the 250-year-old Georgian style Theatre Royal, the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world and home of the Bristol Old Vic. The Old Vic has a strong reputation for challenging theatre and their production of Gatsby, a radical reimagining of Scott Fitzgerald’s novel sounds enticing, and we will be attending.

Our next stop is a short journey to Bath to immerse ourselves in the Roman built baths and another Theatre Royal, this one built in 1805. We will be seeing a performance of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser.

Our final stop is London where I am excited to check the theatrical pulse of England’s capital at two of their leading-edge theatre companies.

We will see six plays in nine days, and I will be sharing daily enrichment sessions to add context and excitement to our theatrical and architectural experiences."

- Derek Boyes
Music & Theatre Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
C$4495 + Theatre tickets approx. C$600
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants
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What’s included: Transfer from Heathrow Airport to Stratford-upon-Avon on arrival; accommodation; breakfast daily; 4 dinners; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities and entrance fees; local guides; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by Derek Boyes

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet the group in London, drive to Stratford, presentation with Derek
2Morning seminar with Derek, free time to explore Stratford, RSC production of Blindness and Seeing
3Morning seminar with Derek, free time to explore Stratford, RSC production of Winter’s Tale
4Drive to Bristol, guided walk of city, Bristol Old Vic production of Gatsby
5Morning seminar with Derek, drive to Bath for a guided walking tour and afternoon enjoy The Theatre Royal production of The Dresser
6Scenic drive to London through the Cotswolds, stopping in pretty villages along the way
7Morning seminar with Derek, visit the Victoria & Albert Museum, evening performance TBA
8Morning seminar with Derek, explore London independently, evening performance TBA
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One of Canada’s best-known theatre practitioners, Derek Boyes has been an actor and director in more than 150 productions from coast to coast in North America. He has been an ensemble member of The Soulpepper Theatre Company since 2004 and a resident artist there since 2008.

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Music & Theatre Cultural Explorations
Tour Cost (per person):
C$4495 + Theatre tickets approx. C$600
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Transfer from Heathrow Airport to Stratford-upon-Avon on arrival; accommodation; breakfast daily; 4 dinners; transportation by air-conditioned coach; all activities and entrance fees; local guides; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by Derek Boyes

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