Community College is inviting anybody interested in theater to join them on the
May 2017 theater trip to London to be led by a Stratton native.
and times are not finalized, MCC’s “Not Your Average Theater Group” is
tentatively planning to arrive in London around May 14, 2017
tour guide is 1979 Stratton High School graduate Steven Hardy. He will be in
McCook July 3 to lead an informational meeting for anyone who might be
interested in attending. That meeting is set for 3 p.m. in the Weeth Theater.
“We’re planning to see six West End shows
(Broadway equivalent), have theater tours as well as London sightseeing tours
and free time too,” said MCC Theater Instructor Clay Grizzle. “And we want to
open up this opportunity to anybody who shares our love of theater and invite
you to a community meeting to find out all the details of the trip, including
Hardy is currently a faculty member at Ohio Valley
University in Vienna, W.V., and an experienced tour leader who loves London and
London theater. His parents -- Bob and Jean Hardy -- live in McCook.
website is www.stevenhardyslondontours.com
Hardy, the scheduled activities are all focused on theatre, but there is plenty
of free time to explore other aspects of London. The following features are
of accommodations in the Lime Tree Hotel, a charming family-owned hotel located
in the central London neighborhood of Belgravia.
six shows in the West End, both musicals and plays, including one you get to
select for yourself.
backstage tours exclusive for our group—at Shakespeare’s Globe and the National
•A visit to
Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition, including a live demonstration of Elizabethan
walking tour of the West End, London’s Theatre District.
“Through the Stage Door”—a dramatized tour that gives the history of London’s
oldest continuously operating theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and gives you
the chance to meet some of the players at that theatre, such as David Garrick,
Richard Sheridan, and Nell Gwynne.
tour of the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the Victoria & Albert
walking tour of our neighborhood—taking you past Buckingham Palace, St. James’s
Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square.
"Transportation for London" pass that enables you to have unlimited
travel within central London using London’s extensive subway system and iconic
“London Pass” that gives you free admission to scores of London’s top tourist
sites—and that enables you to create the London experience you want to have.
delicious English breakfasts at the hotel.
the Sunday of arrival and lunch on Monday.