Photo courtesy of The Palace Theatre
Robert Green, fabricator and welder here at REIDsteel won the coveted company Christmas raffle prize of a theatre trip to London.
He and his wife, Vicki finally got the chance to go on their trip this Easter bank holiday. They went up to London by coach and stayed at the Grade II listed Charing Cross Hotel, which Vicki described as “sumptuous and elegant”.
Overlooking The Strand and near Trafalgar Square it was ideally situated for the couple to be proper tourists to the capital.
They roamed around Covent Gardens before attending the matinée showing of The Commitments at The Palace Theatre. The most recent musical to headline at the theatre is based on the book by Roddy Doyle and has been much acclaimed.
The show follows the mishaps and adventurers of a ragtag group of musicians who become “the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced”. Bob and Vicki greatly enjoyed the show especially as their seats gave them a perfect view.
Afterwards, they took a taxi through London to Brick Lane for a traditional British curry! In the morning they ended their stay with trip on the London Eye. The unusually pleasant weather allowed for a clear panorama across the city.
Bob said they couldn’t fault the whole trip and Vicki agreed, saying that they had a “wonderful and memorable time” that they would not necessarily have treated themselves to otherwise.
We’re glad that Bob and Vicki had such a lovely time and we look forward to seeing who will win the prize this Christmas!