Once again, PLASA is presenting Theatrical London, which takes place September 12-14, just after this year’s PLASA show at Earl’s Court. Closely modeled after the Backstage LDI program, Theatrical London offers attendees a chance to get a closer look at the latest developments in entertainment technology being put to practical use.
Here’s this year’s schedule:
Wednesday, September 12: After the last day of the PLASA show, guests meet at Royal Albert Hall for a performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Pre-show drinks will be served in the foyer; the performance begins at 7:30pm.
Thursday, September 13: The day starts back at Royal Albert Hall, for a guided tour that takes in the venue’s upgraded technical systems. This is followed by a trip to the Apollo Victoria Theatre, for backstage look at the musical Starlight Express, which also recently got a significant technical facelift. After lunch, the group moves on to the Tussaud’s Group Studios for an exclusive tour, followed by a visit to Madame Tussaud’s in Baker Street. (This is followed by an optional trip to the London Planetarium). The day closes at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, with a cabaret performance by West End star Sian Phillips.
Friday, September 14. A final optional tour takes in the Globe Theatre, and a trip to the wine-themed Vinopolis for a light lunch and farewell.
The price of the event is GBP250, including the Friday events, and GBP225, for Wednesday and Thursday only. To book Theatrical London, contact Sheila Bartholomew or Jane Cockburn at 44 (0) 1323 418400. Email contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also book online at www.plasa.org/show.