LATEST NEWS

FESTIVE OFFICE OPENING TIMES. Please note that we will be closing for the Christmas holidays from 24-27 December. The office will be manned from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm on Thursday 28 andFriday 29 December and then re-open at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2 January.

WORK FOR AN AWARD-WINNING COMPANY!

We place a high value on first class driving and customer care skills - and the ability to work as part of a team - and would love to hear from anyone with these credentials who is looking for either full or part time employment.  We can offer regular local work or more varied duties that include the opportunity to travel further afield! In return, we will value your skills and the part you play in our team.  Our full-time driving staff are salaried and thus assured of a year-round income but i you are looking for part-time employment, then we’ll be happy to discuss a mutually beneficial working arrangement.  

Please call 01778 342224 or e-mail us at enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk for an application form.

OUR 2018 DOOR2DOOR HOLIDAY & AUTUMN/SPRING OUT&ABOUT DAY TOUR BROCHURES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

If you are not already on our mailing list, please call 01778 342224 or email enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk to receive copies.  But if you can’t wait for the postman to arrive, email enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk and we will be happy to email PDF versions of either or both brochures. You can also download them from the links on the Contact Us page of this website.   


TALK & SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION

If you would like to know more about our Door-2-Door holidays and you're a member of a local organisation, why not invite us to come along to one of your  meetings?  One of our most experienced team members, Les Staniforth, will come along and present an illustrated talk about our holiday and day tour programme - and also tell you something of our origins and subsequent development.  We are now taking bookings for dates in January, February and March 2018, so please call 01778 342224 or email enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk if you would like to see if we are available on any dates that are convenient for you.  

LOYALTY DISCOUNT

Good news if you're one of the many 'frequent flyer' customers, who travel with us on three (or more) holidays each year!  We will be continuing our Loyalty Discount in appreciation of your support - the more you book, the more you save!  Discounts are also available on many tours if you're a member of organisations like the National Trust and English Heritage.


WE'RE OPEN MON-FRI, 09:00-17:30. Call, email or better still, pop in to see us!

If you want to make an enquiry outside our office hours, please either leave a message on our answer phone (with your telephone number) or email us with your message or a request for us to call you when the office next opens.  

NEW TO COACH TRAVEL? TRY A SPECIAL OFFER!

Why not try one of our super value special offer day trips - with prices from just £10 pp - and see what you think?

Our next SPECIAL OFFERS include:

  • Wed 17 January - Boundary Millshop - a bargain at only £6 pp!
  • Sun 21 January - RAF Museum, Hendon - only £20 each for seniors
  • Wed 24 January - Nottingham for a Tenner

AND DON'T MISS THESE GREAT TRIPS COMING SOON!

Sun 17 December - 'Cruising into Christmas' - A guided tour of London's Christmas Lights & Sights, including a river cruise from Greenwich to Westminster and time to do a bit of Christmas shopping in Greenwich

Thur 28 December - London for Christmas Shopping or Sightseeing

Thur 4 January - Shopping in Milton Keynes

Sun 14 January - The Play That Goes Wrong at London's Duchess Theatre (with an option to lunch first at the nearby Strand Palace Hotel)

Thur 18 January - The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket

LAST ORDERS PLEASE!

For certain departures, we sometimes have to finalise our ticket order well before the departure date.  So, please, if you’re interested in any of the following tours, do make your booking sooner rather than later!

Thur 21 December - Andre Rieu

Thur 4 January - Cinderella, with Brian Conley, at MK Theatre

Wed 10 January - World Darts at Lakeside

GIVE A GIFT VOUCHER FOR CHRISTMAS !

Are you looking for a Christmas present for the person who has everything?  May we recommend our popular gift vouchers – we know how well received these always are as our passengers tell us when they call in to spend them!  They are available in values of £1, £5., £10 and £25 - so we can accommodate any amount - and they are presented in an attractive wallet.  They're also perfect as a thank-you, anniversary, retirement or birthday gift and so simple to arrange – all we need is a quick call to our office on 01778 342224 or send an email to us at enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk and we will send them quickly by post!  Or you can call in to our office and buy over the counter.

PS Any of our day tours or short breaks also make a wonderful present for a special person and we are very happy to make suggestions!

NEW TOURS ON SALE

Dancing on Ice at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena - Tuesday 10 April - £75 pp

Ken Dodd's Happiness Tour at Nottingham's Theatre Royal - Sunday 22 April (5.00 pm performance) - £49 pp

Bat Out of Hell at London's Dominion Theatre - Wednesday 25 July - £69.50 pp

Jeff Lynne's ELO at Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena - Sunday 30 September - £120 pp

The King & I at the London Palladium - Wednesday 19 September - £77 pp

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at Birmingham - Saturday 1 December - £99pp

plus a new date for our hugely popular 'Famous Graves' tour of Highgate Cemetery  - Wednesday 9 May - £55 pp inc. lunch


OUR FABULOUS LONDON THEATRE TRIPS - start at just £55 pp (and make a super Christmas present)!

  • 42ND STREET at the Theatre Royal - Wed 31 January (1 place left) & 18 April at £59.50 pp
  • ANNIE at the Piccadilly Theatre - Sun 14 January - £55 pp
  • BAT OUT OF HELL at the Dominion Theatre - Wed 25 July - £69.50 pp
  • EVERYBODY'S TALKNG ABOUT JAMIE at the Apollo Theatre - Wed 7 March - £67.50 pp
  • KINKY BOOTS at the Adelphi Theatre - Wed 11 April - £62.50 pp (seniors only £55)
  • LES MISERABLES at the Queens Theatre - Wed 7 March - £69 pp
  • MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Shaftesbury Theatre - Thur 12 April - £59 pp
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Her Majesty's Theatre - Thur 18 January - £55 pp
  • SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London Theatre - Thur 8 February - £69.50 pp
  • THE KING & I at the London Palladium - Wednesday 19 September - £77 pp
  • THE LION KING at the Lyceum Theatre - Wed 25 April - only £59.50 pp for seniors (adults £75)
  • THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at the Duchess Theatre - Sun 14 January - £55 pp (or £75 pp inc. lunch)
  • THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS at the Theatre Royal Haymarket - Thur 18 January - £59 pp
  • TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at the Aldwych Theatre - Thur 12 July - £65 pp
  • WOMAN IN BLACK at the Fortune Theatre - Thur 8 February -  £55 pp

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE OFFICE?


We've signed up to take part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15 December to raise funds for Save The Children so look out for some pics on Facebook after the event!

Busy, busy, busy on bookings, bookings, bookings!  Thank you to everyone who's been in touch to make a booking since the launch of our new brochures.  We're delighted with the response and so nice to catch up with all our regular customers.  Our new recruit, Debs, is doing a grand job of making sure we stay up to date with ticketing all your day trip bookings and sending out your brochures!  Sue has been waiting for Chris to upload the new holiday tours on to our booking system.  This is now done and so we're also bang up to date with holiday confirmations too!

Popular holiday choices from the new 2018 brochure have included our Bournemouth holiday in March, our Liverpool & The Tall Ships weekend in May, Sidmouth and the Isle of Wight in July, the Isle of Man and Portsmouth in August, the N. Yorkshire Moors in September and our annual Lakes & Lights weekend in October plus our new Irish tours.  

Popular day trip choices in the last week have included lots of London show bookings (especially Phantom and the new Tina Turner musical) plus the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace in January, plus our new trips to see Ken Dodd, The King & I and Bat Out of Hell.   We are down to single figure availability to see Strictly Come Dancing at Nottingham in February and bookings are starting to flow for the exciting, new Dancing on Ice shows in April.   We are also doing a roaring trade in gift vouchers!

The following departures are very close to being sold out so please call us asap for the last few remaining places:


19 December - Thursford - last single seat

21 December - Andre Rieu

25 January - The Jersey Boys, Milton Keynes - 2 single seats only

26 January - Cirque du Soleil - 1 seat only 

31 January - 42nd Street - 2 single seats only

8 March - Son of A Preacher Man

Jane has seen  42nd Street and loved it  - the tap dancing routines were fabulous, the stage sets and costumes were gorgeous and it's a really happy, feel-good show.  The reviews have been great and we are not at all surprised to see that bookings are already coming in for our new dates for both these shows!  

We've had excellent feedback on our 'Famous Graves' tour of Highgate Cemetery and now have some seats available for yet another new date on Wednesday May 9th. 

SHAWS TOURS IN THE NEWS

Focus on   STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE UK TOUR – Wednesday 7 February

 

The Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour participants have just been announced! The couples donning their dancing shoes and sequins are: Gemma Atkinson and Aljaž Skorjanec; Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez; Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton; Davood Ghadami and Nadiya Bychkova; Joe McFadden and Katya Jones; Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice; and Jonnie Peacock and Oti Mabuse.

The fabulous celebrities and Strictly’s professional dancers, singers and band will be joining the tour judging panel of Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell and to round off the sparkling line-up, the tour will be hosted by reigning Strictly Champion Ore Oduba. Just a few places left for Wednesday 7 February!

 

 

'The Band' has opened to great reviews - book now to see this musical (based on the songs of Take That) at Nottingham on Wednesday 13 June.


 

From the enquiries coming in, it seems that many of our customers will be receiving Christmas presents of tickets for our London (& other) shows! Here’s some info if you are thinking of booking any trip for yourself or for a gift – and remember you’ll have the benefit of group rates for the theatre and the luxury of our coach travel too! 

 

FOCUS ON LONDON MEGA SHOWS!

 

‘Tina’ – the Tina Turner Musical will hold its world premiere in London in March 2018. It tells her story from humble beginnings in Tennessee, the 1960’s when she was married to Ike Turner then the solo career that gave her world-renowned status as one of the best selling artistes and winner of numerous awards! Bookings are coming in fast for our trip on Thursday 12 July at the Aldwych Theatre.

 

42nd Street ‘The mother of all show-biz musicals!’ - all singing, all dancing spectacular with the biggest cast on the biggest stage! This show centres on Peggy, fresh to the chorus line but will she get her big chance when the leading lady is injured? A fantastic musical score includes iconic songs ‘We’re in the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle off to Buffalo, Dames & I only have Eyes For you’! Not to be missed so join us on Wednesday 18 April with the option of a yummy 2 course carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel before the show to make the day extra special?

 

Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre – heart-warming & feel good show filled with energy, joy & laughter, based on true events and with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper. From ‘Brit grit’ on the factory floor to the high-heeled catwalks of Milan! ‘Outstanding & uplifting’ this fun show is choreographed and directed by award-winner Jerry Mitchell of Legally Blonde & Hairspray fame – our departure is on Wednesday 11 April!

 

The King & I will be opening in the Spring at the London Palladium – a great and nostalgic show that has everything! Remember the wonderful Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr film (who played the King and the Governess) with the lilting, familiar score and all those endearing children? Come with us on Wednesday 19 September!

 

Bat Out of Hell was a quick sell-out for us this year and we are pleased that it is coming back to the Dominion Theatre from next April! Jim Steinman’s smash-hit musical was Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 and nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage awards in 2018!

This exhilarating tale of star-crossed lovers “changed the way musicals are staged forever” (North West End) with its boundary pushing spectacle, thrilling performances and Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s legendary hits! Join us on Wednesday 25 July!

The Play That Goes Wrong – the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are staging a 1920’s murder mystery but they do have problems! Everything that can go wrong does resulting in hilarious consequences! For a good post-Christmas laugh, our trip on Sunday 14 January is a must!

Woman in Black  – Thursday 8 February at the Fortune Theatre. Adapted from the 1983 Susan Hill’s thriller fiction novel of the same name, The Woman in Black play was first staged in Scarborough in 1987 and after receiving commercial and critical acclaim the show moved to the Fortune Theatre in London's West End in 1989. It’s the second longest running play in the history of the West End! 

With a strong and powerful script to back it up, the play with its mysterious, horrifying and suspense filled manner captures the experiences of an old lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who reiterates to his audience the life affecting and upsetting experiences of his youth and his troubling memories which have haunted him throughout his lifetime.
Prepare to be scared…

School of Rock  at the New London Theatre on Thursday 8 February. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical based on the iconic, hit movie. This irresistible new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a supply teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight A pupils into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

And don’t forget ‘old favourite’ shows like The Lion King (special price for Seniors), Phantom of the Opera & Les Miserables! 


 

NEW TOURS/E-NEWSLETTERS

We often put new tours on sale between our brochure publication dates.  You can have priority booking by letting us have your e-mail address for our E-newsletters that will keep you up to date with new tours as they go on sale.  Just send your name and e-mail address to enquiries@shawscoaches.co.uk and put 'E-Newsletter' in the title box. 
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WE'RE PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING FAITH'S JOURNEY

On Thursday 31st August we headed to Hunstanton with all proceeds from the trip going to Faith's Journey. Faith lives in Maxey and requires an operation that isn't funded by the NHS, the operation could be life changing for Faith and her family. Find out more about Faith on her website www.treeofhope.org.uk/faith-mclennan  or take a look at our Facebook page if you would like to give a donation.

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