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Those special occasions come around a few times throughout the year … you know what we are talking about…Valentines, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day … here is the place to pop and see what we think will make the perfect treat for your loved one.

Omega Holidays – Tim Rollinson – Product and Marketing Director – On The Red Carpet at Oliviers 2017

Stars of the stage gathered in London last Sunday evening, for the 2017 Olivier Awards – and they didn’t disappoint.

In many parts of the UK it was the warmest day of the year, and the hottest ticket in town was to see the 2017 Olivier Awards, at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Omega Holidays’ Tim Rollinson, attended the special night. He said it was fascinating to see waiting fans clamour for autographs and selfies with the likes of Gary Barlow, Amanda Holden, Billy Piper, Amber Riley and a host of other West End stars.

Tim was thrilled with the start to the evening, as the acclaimed Jason Manford introduced himself as the host.  Shortly after, alongside Gary Barlow, the cast of The Girls came on stage to perform “Yorkshire”, a key song in this West End Musical.

Tim adds, “It was a stirring beginning to a spectacular occasion. The arrival of a couple of hundred W.I. Members carrying sunflowers and the introduction of some of the original Calendar Girls, was very moving. It’s easy to see why the show has received so many five star reviews”.

This year the night was taken over by, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which picked up an astonishing 9 wins. This is record breaking, and more than any other production in the ceremony’s 41-year history.

Tim was over the moon to witness the Best Actress in a Musical award go Amber Riley for her role in Dreamgirls. Tim said that this commemoration was made extra special as Amber received a full audience standing ovation when she performed, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

Tim added, “I saw Dreamgirls in preview at, The Savoy Theatre, last November. It was clear that Dreamgirls was going to be a massive success then. It’s worth buying a ticket for her voice alone”.

A second award was given to Dreamgirls as Adam J Bernard also won Best Actor for his Supporting Role.

Theatre Royalty was in abundance on the night, and Andrew Lloyd Webber was amongst the stars, who last year won the audience award, for his Phantastic production of, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

This year was also marked strong for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, as his 1971 rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar won best musical revival while his new show, School of Rock, earned an outstanding achievement in music honour for the child musicians who play live onstage at every performance.

The Oliviers, considered the British equivalent of the Tony Awards, also put some steam behind Groundhog Day, as it won best musical and best actor award.

“Speaking to presenter Jason Manford about Groundhog Day’s future, composer Tim Minchin stated that the aim is to bring it back to London. He said: “If it’s not here within a year, you can come and get angry with me.” http://bit.ly/2ppNquW The Stage, April 2017

Tim said it was a wonderful evening, which ended superbly with a Special Award for Sir Kenneth Branagh, whose dazzling career has spanned more than three decades.

If you are interested in the theatre, why not visit: http://bit.ly/2nAkVyx  and book a 4* theatre break today with Omega-Holidays. Call 01524 771000 to speak to a member of our friendly team who will be able to answer all your theatre, hotel and package questions. Upon booking – Quote FB

 

 

Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up soon , this is a time to think those special tender thoughts about that special someone…

Omega's London Weekend Breaks
Omega’s London Weekend Breaks

You might be thinking of booking one of our popular weekend London breaks, with perhaps a West End show followed by a candlelit dinner somewhere in Soho accompanied by a Mariachi quartet wearing crushed velvet and gripping roses in their teeth. And as the music dances and the lights sway and the bubbly intoxicates the moment, you lean close to your partner’s ear and whisper those three magic words…

Indulge a loved one this Valentines
Indulge a loved one this Valentines

Did you know?

That February 14th is the birthday of the man who invented the…

shutterstock_127482959Woa, stop, wait a minute, that won’t do at all.

Er, Jack Benny? Kevin Keegan?

No no no no no!

We need to think creatively. Let’s start with your partner’s interests. What would he or she like to do most?

Go forth and multi-buy!
Shopping perhaps..”Go forth and multi-buy, darling”

The thing to know about London is that it has a shop for everything. If your partner has any kind of interest that it’s possible to shop for, you might plan a tour of fascinating London shops that neither of you have ever heard of. Click here for a list of the ‘100 best shops’ in London.

Alright, that sounds like a lot of fun for one of you, while the other stands around checking their watch and looking forward to that pub lunch. But still, you don’t have to shop, nor do you have to do the usual tourist tramp round the galleries and museums or other public monuments.

You could, for example, watch a puppet show on a barge. You could take a walking tour of London where the guides are comedians and all their ‘fascinating facts’ are made up. You could bowl around on Boris Bikes for £3 a day, go on a loo-loo of a tour round London establishments formerly serving as public conveniences, or climb (yes really) up and over the 02 Dome at Greenwich to see the sunrise or sunset over the river.

Imagine sitting watching a gorgeous sunset overlooking the Thames
Imagine sitting watching a gorgeous sunset overlooking the Thames

Think that’s bizarre? see more quirky ideas here.

Ok, but still not romantic enough, right?

Ok, how about a trip up Europe’s tallest building to hold hands and gaze rapturously across the metropolis? We do a lovely rail break with a choice of central 4 star hotels in central London  which includes a ticket (£29.95 each if you buy them yourself) to the View from The Shard. Check out the Shard’s 2nd year anniversary video here:

The whole thing’s only from £149.95pp (base price, plus any rail supplement from your area) and you get an English breakfast. Or for the same rail deal, how about a Saturday night show in the West End? If you’re not in a tearing rush, we do a coach break with 3 course dinner, 4 star hotel and big choice of West End theatre matinees for £149.95 pp (flat rate). Or make it a theatre and dinner-dance for the same price.

If you partner is an Elvis fan, don’t miss the big Exhibition of Graceland memorabilia at the O2 (if you’re not too busy climbing over it). We’ve got all of these deals running on and around the 14th and it’s a Saturday too, so you’ve got no excuse for staying home and being boring!

Happy Valentines!