DREAMGIRLS – The Musical

Thursday 17 November 2022 - matinee

OPTIONAL: You are invited to join us for a post-theatre meal in a true landmark, right opposite the Mayflower Theatre. The Papillon Restaurant is located in a stunning renovated church that, along with its superb food, exudes style, sophistication & elegance …..

By popular demand, we’re heading up the road to Southampton once again for a matinee Musical at The Mayflower Theatre. 
After enjoying the award-winning show, BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical on 13 April –  we’ll to get that ‘feel-good feeling’ once again …. with another award-winning, all-singing, all-dancing show – DREAMGIRLS – first seen by Solent Events at The Savoy Theatre in London on 30 November 2016!

We’re not just going to take you there and bring you back ….. as you might as well just drive yourself, go on the bus or hop on a train from Fareham! No, we’re going to ensure that you have a really lovely day out … with a  luxury coach from our four convenient pick-ups, a tasty complimentary Lunch Snack en route (just in case you’re hungry), BEST centre front stalls seats, personal itinerary/guide …… and so we don’t sit in the M27 rush-hour traffic, we might as well enjoy an early evening meal after the show!
Either join our group at the pre-booked Papillion Restaurant opposite the theatre, pre-book your own table  or do your own thing on speck at one of the restaurants surrounding the Mayflower.

Let your soul sing with the dazzling multi-award winning DREAMGIRLS at Mayflower Theatre in 2022!

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only!

Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical roller-coaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.

Starring Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie White, Natalie Kassanga as Deena Jones, Paige Peddie as Lorrell Robinson and Dom Hartley-Harris as Curtis Taylor Jr.

We’re just sooo excited to be seeing this wonderful musical once again, so if you haven’t seen it yet, or even if you joined us in 2015, book your places TODAY, as we’re sure it’s going to be a SELL-OUT!

For the safety and assurance of all clientele, guests travelling with Solent Events must have received their double vaccine and 1st booster jab to join us. Please note that certificate checks may randomly be made on the coach. Guests will also be hand-sanitised and are requested to wear a face covering when boarding and alighting the coach, but can be removed  when seated.
Theatres and venues visited may have their own protocols, but these will be announced on the day.

ONLY £85pp inclusive
Optional post-theatre meal at Papillon Restaurant!

What's Included?

 Nicole Raquel DennisNatalie Kassanga, Paige Peddie 

The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Provisional Itinerary 

NB. Times MAY have to be adjusted slightly nearer the time.

1200     Pick-up Stokes Bay – Sailing Club bus shelter

1210    Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – opposite seafront shops

1220     Pick-up at Stubbington – Red Lion

1230     Pick-up at Peak Lane, Fareham – centre lay-by  

Complimentary Lunch Snack served en route

1315/1330     Arrive Mayflower Theatre

1400     DREAMGIRLS – The Musical begins!

              Interval – 20 minutes (drinks can be pre-ordered)

1630     Performance ends (approx)

FREE TIME for early evening meal at your chosen restaurant near theatre in Commerical Road
1700    Pre-booked tables at PAPILLION RESTAURANT – restaurant in the old church opposite the Mayflower – open for drinks from 3pm
Website: https://papillon-southampton.co.uk/

1915    Coach leaves from where dropped off

2000     Arrive in home area

The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea (+/- 1/2 hour) of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats & theatre seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Club-21 Members.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of seating area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
Current Covid restrictions & protocol details will be included in the Final Details Postcard.

NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.

SAMPLE Papillon Menu Choice – TBC for Dreamgirls

2-courses with coffee/tea £22pp (For Beautiful Musical)
3-course with coffee/tea £27pp (For Beautiful Musical)
For your convenience, a personal ‘aide memoire’ will be provided, so you do not have to remember what you have pre-ordered!

Cauliflower Soup
– cheese & chive beignet, cider vinegar & Granny Smith apple
Seared Scallops – Jerusalem artichoke pureé, preserved lemon & roe crumb 
Chicken & Leek Terrine – pickled baby leeks, bird seed crumble & apricot chutney
Pork Belly – satay sauce, Asian slaw, rib meat dumpling & toasted peanut dressing
Seared Tuna – sesame & lime crust, spiced corn dressing & miso mayonnaise
Baked Camembert
– bacon jam, spiced tomato chutney with sourdough bread

Lamb Rump – courgette pureé, lamb fat dauphinoise potato, ewes cheese, pea tapenade & lamb sauce
– brown crab crust, crab bisque cream, braised fennel & Parmentier potatoes 
Celeriac, Spinach & Caramelised Onion Pithivier  (V) – celeriac pureé, roasted root steaks & pickled onions
White Crab Linguine – chilli & garlic cream, whole langoustine & pickled samphire
Brined & Roasted Chicken Breast
– confit leg croquette, chicken & thyme sauce, triple cooked chips
Beer Battered Cod – triple cooked fat chips, minted pea fitters, tartare sauce
Pie of the Week – creamy mash, buttered greens & gravy
Handmade Beef Burger
– cheese, bacon jam, beef tomato, iceberg lettuce, pickles, brioche bun, fries & crunchy slaw
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Burger – chipotle slaw, lime mayonnaise, iceberg lettuce & fries
Plant Based Vegan Burger – vegan burger sauce, iceberg lettuce, beef tomato, pickles, vegan cheese, fries & crunchy slaw

Lemon Tart – basil meringue and lemon curd
Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownie
– honeycomb & blackberry sorbet 
Rum & Coconut Panacotta (Ve)
– rum syrup & pineapple sorbet
Purbeck Ice Creams & Sorbets – fruit compote
Warm Pistachio Cake – cream cheese frosting & candied pistachios
Vegan Ice creams & Sorbets (Ve)
– berry compote
Hampshire Cheeseboard – chutney crackers & bread

Coffee, Tea, other

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