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BEHIND THE SCENES Our Head Stage Door Keeper Joan Neil has worked at the King’s Theatre for 37 years and is often the first person both the public and the visiting company meet when they arrive at the King’s.

Joan Neil meets David Tennant

What roles do you hold at the theatres and what do they involve? I am Head Stage Door Keeper for the King’s and Theatre Royal and I also work Front of House three nights a week. At Stage Door my duties include operating the telephone switchboard, handling the mail, securing the venue and initiating emergency procedures, as well as offering a first class service for visiting companies and members of the public. Additionally I sell programmes and ice cream, and usher patrons to their seats when working Front of House. What do you like most about working here? I like meeting different types of people both at Stage Door and when working FOH, and I love the buzz when the theatre is busy. What’s the best show you’ve ever seen? It’s difficult to pick one as there has been so many, but I would say Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and Miss Saigon.

Get the most out of your ATG Theatre Card Membership with offers and benefits at 39 venues across the UK, including the King’s and Theatre Royal, Edinburgh Playhouse and 12 West End theatres. ATG Theatre Card benefits are; Exclusive priority tickets Ticket offers including half price on selected shows No booking or postage fees on most shows Priority brochure Fee free ticket exchange Save 10% on pre show and interval drinks Discount dining at our partner restaurants Dedicated ATG Theatre Card Hotline: 0844 871 7633 Dedicated online area at

Do you have favourite performers and have there been any surprises when you have met someone you admired? My favourite performers have to be the late Gerard Kelly, Barbara Rafferty and all the Scottish actors; when they come in to the theatre it’s like meeting up with family you haven’t seen for a long time. I was surprised to discover recently that Tony Roper is also an accomplished artist and I have the evidence to prove it hanging at stage door. Do you have a favourite story from backstage? A few years ago during the panto run there was due to be a lunar eclipse. Most of the panto cast (in costume!) went out into the back lane to watch it. I wish I’d had my camera with me as it was a very funny sight! Which forthcoming shows are you looking forward to? I am looking forward to Sister Act and Blood Brothers returning.

SPRING BREAK WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS 2 -13 April 2012 Fun, energetic and amazing workshops for kids aged 5 - 17 at the King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal for Spring Break. Our programme includes workshops and master classes in Drama, Streetdance, Musical Theatre and Theatrical Make-Up which will have you singing, dancing, or transforming your friends into evil monsters! The programme will be online soon, visit For more information or to register your interest contact the Creative Learning Department: Telephone 0141 240 1309 Email

Accepted at 39 venues across the UK and in the West End Benefits are subject to availability, please check with the venue. Members can purchase up to 4 tickets and drinks with their Card. Additional booking fees may apply on selected music, comedy and named act events. ATG reserves the right to withdraw benefits or related offers and without notice. For full terms and conditions visit




A celebration of Motown’s greatest hits

Brand new musical prior to West End



Mon 21 - Sat 26 May ATG THEATRE CARD HALF PRICE MON 21 MAY £5 OFF TUE - THU 7.30PM Dancing in the Streets

Murder on the Nile

After wowing audiences all over the UK and spending three years in London’s West End, Dancing in the Streets is back! Motown was a prominent force in breaking down barriers around the world and equally as important, was responsible for producing some of the world’s most influential and enduring songs of the 20th century. Classic hits include: I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Baby Love, My Girl, Stop In the Name of Love and many more.

THEATRE ROYAL The Agatha Christie Theatre Company


Wonderful Town

0844 871 7633

Now in its seventh thrilling year, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents a stylish new production of the queen of crime’s classic thriller Murder on the Nile. Starring Kate O’Mara (Dynasty and Bad Girls) Denis Lill (The Royal, Doctor Who), Susie Amy (71 Degrees North, Footballers’ Wives), Chloe Newsome (Coronation Street), Ben Nealon (Soldier, Soldier) and 60’s pop idol, Mark Wynter. ‘THE AGATHA CHRISTIE THEATRE COMPANY ALWAYS DELIVERS A THRILLING NIGHT OUT’ The Herald

Tue 17 - Sat 21 April ATG THEATRE CARD HALF PRICE TUE 17 APRIL Monkey Business follows four young lads who, with the help of a few sexy Russian spies, nonsensical nuns and the odd tambourine, unwittingly get caught in the most madcap adventure even Austin Powers would be proud of. The ultimate feel-good musical featuring hit after hit including I’m a Believer, Last Train to Clarksville, My Boy Lollipop, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and the smash hit Daydream Believer alongside many more iconic songs from the swinging sixties.

KING’S THEATRE WONDERFUL TOWN Tue 8 - Sat 12 May ATG THEATRE CARD £10 OFF TUE 8 MAY Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story) with dazzling choreography, Wonderful Town introduces aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood, who arrives in New York City with her beautiful younger sister Eileen. Bursting with ideas of riches and romance, the pair meet an array of colourful characters, causing chaos and delight at every turn. Starring Connie Fisher (The Sound of Music) and double Olivier Award nominee Micheal Xavier (Love Story, The Phantom of the Opera) star in the multi award-winning musical comedy Wonderful Town.

EXCLUSIVE EVENTS Please remember to book your FREE place for members’ events by calling the Theatre Card hotline on 0844 871 7633


Mon 26 March ATG THEATRE CARD £5 OFF MON - THU 7PM Join David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf for a drink in the Cafe Royal following the opening night of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer prizewinning masterpiece Long Day’s Journey into Night. Please note - be quick to book as there are only 20 places available for this event.

Connie Fisher

KING’S THEATRE WONDERFUL TOWN Tue 8 May ATG THEATRE CARD £10 OFF TUE 8 MAY Join Connie Fisher, Michael Xavier and the rest of the cast for a drink in the Grand Circle Bar following the opening night of Wonderful Town.

KING’S THEATRE BACK STAGE TOUR AVENUE Q Sat 19 May 10:30 - 11:30am ATG THEATRE CARD £10 OFF MON 14 MAY The producers of Avenue Q have given us special permission to take 16 ATG Theatre Card Holders backstage to see the set and puppets of this mischievous production. The Technical Team and wardrobe department will be on hand to show you how everything works and how the King’s Theatre puts on such a great show. Avenue Q runs at the King’s Theatre from Monday 14 - Saturday 19 May. There are shows at 4pm and 7:30pm on Saturday 19 May. Please note - this is suitable for ages 8+ and there are strictly 16 places available. We charge £2 per person to ensure attendance and contribute to staffing costs.

Avenue Q


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There will be two winners, each winning a pair of tickets to see Monkee Business The Musical at the King’s Theatre on Wednesday 18 April at 7.30pm. First prize is a complimentary one month pass for Green’s Health & Fitness, Finnieston Street, a pair of tickets and a programme for Monkee Business and second prize is a pair of tickets and a programme to Monkee Business The Musical.

Q: In which year did The Monkees’ single I’m a Believer reach Number 1 in the UK charts? Answers on a postcard please by Friday 6 April to: ATG Theatre Card Competition, King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN. Congratulations to Mrs V MacLeod of Largs and Mrs M MacPherson of Glasgow who both won tickets to the Christmas Rat Pack and a meal at Budda.


When you make a booking with our restaurant partners, please remember to say that you are a theatre card holder. Show your membership card as proof when paying to prevent losing your discount.

the Mussel Inn is perfect for a

Card holders can enjoy a 10%

For £12.50 your main will be

casual meal before the theatre.

discount off their food and

served with bread and butter, a

A well-balanced selection of

drink bill.

slice of cake (made by our very

wines and delicious desserts are

7 mins walk from King’s Theatre

own baker) and of course, plenty

110 Bath Street 0141 354 7705

not to be missed. Pre-theatre

menu available. Call or book

For the perfect start to your

online today.

visit us downstairs in The Butterfly

evening join us in One Ten Bar

15 mins walk from King’s Theatre

and The Pig. ATG Theatre Card

and Grill situated in Mark’s Hotel. One Ten offers an extensive

5 mins walk from Theatre Royal

of tea. Served daily from 5-8pm. For a heartier feed come and

holders can each enjoy a

5 mins walk from Theatre Royal

complimentary glass of

range of champagne, wine

wine with their meal.

and cocktails and serves fine

5 mins walk from King’s Theatre

Scottish cuisine with individual

5 mins walk from Theatre Royal

flair. A special pre-theatre menu is available at £12.95 for two

161 West Nile Street 192 Pitt Street 0141 332 5300

Holiday Inn Theatreland

0141 352 8310

Award-winning Alla Turca

Restaurant Grill & Mezze Bar


is ‘The Show Before The Show’.

La Bonne Auberge uses the finest

Theatre lovers who enjoy good

ingredients to offer tantalising,

food in a lively atmosphere will

pre-theatre, a la carte and

be delighted by the dining

private dining with a hint of

experience at Alla Turca with

French flair in relaxed, casual

its soulful and romantic live

surroundings. So why not join us

8 mins walk from King’s Theatre

background music from 6pm

and experience, fine food, fine

5 mins walk from Theatre Royal

‘til late every day. It’s simply

wines and fine times! ATG Theatre

‘Pre and Post Theatre Dining with

Card holders 3, 2, 1 Offer -

Style’. 10% off your total food and

3 courses, 2 people and 1 bottle

drink bill for ATG Theatre Card

of wine - only £39.95 per couple!

Holders when dining from the

13 mins walk from King’s Theatre

evening’s entertainment. Come

delicious a la carte menu or try

3 mins walk from Theatre Royal

experience our welcoming and

courses and £15.95 for three courses. ATG Theatre Card holders can also receive a 10% discount off their total bill. To take advantage of this offer please book in advance stating that you are an ATG Theatre Card holder and show your card when paying.

278 West George Street 0141 572 1000 Dine in Malmaison’s moody and magnificent brasserie with an exceptional offer of 25% off your

408 Sauchiehall Street 0141 332 2010 Situated in the middle of Glasgow’s legendary Sauchiehall Street Budda provides the perfect start to your

the King’s and Theatre Royal

relaxed atmosphere while

pre-theatre dining 2 course

enjoying our fantastic freshly

brasserie menu from only £9.90

prepared 2 course menu

per person; you cannot miss

including a drink for only £9.95.

‘The Show’!

total food bill when dining from

3 mins walk from King’s Theatre

the a la carte menu. Passionate

8 mins walk from Theatre Royal

about food and wine, you will

71 Elmbank Street 0141 332 3247 With a menu of all-time favourites, including homemade soup and the best fish tea in

find classic brasserie dishes

Glasgow, you can’t go wrong

simply prepared using the

at the legendary King’s Cafe.

best ingredients with some

We are pleased to offer all ATG

modern flair.

Theatre Card holders 10% off

5 mins walk from King’s Theatre

our sit-in menu. So whether you

10 mins walk from Theatre Royal

fancy a pre-show meal or a 129 Bath Street 0141 221 6789

fritter roll for the journey home

you’ll always get real food


at the best prices.

BarMC and Grill is a fabulous day

1 min walk from King’s Theatre

and night venue that combines a modern grill restaurant with a

15 mins walk from Theatre Royal

vibrant late night lounge bar. We offer an exciting menu with 157 Hope Street (between St

burgers, steaks and market fish

Vincent St & West George St)

of the day, all fire-cooked on the

0141 572 1405

grill. At lunchtime, there is a

range of daily specials that are

Enjoy 10% off the mouth-watering

economical and quick. After

a la carte menu of Scottish

dining, move on to the adjoining

153 Bath Street 0141 221 7711

shellfish and seafood. With kilo

BarMC to relax with chilled out

pots of steaming mussels, king or

tunes and enjoy the best

Before heading to the theatre

queen scallops, fresh oysters and

cocktails, champagnes, beers

come and enjoy high tea in Bath

our delicious ‘catch of the day’,

and wines in town. ATG Theatre

Street’s quaint little Tearooms.

We are pleased to offer ATG Theatre Card holders a further 20% off our fantastic A la Carte menu. Great quality and value always assured at Budda. 3 mins walk from King’s Theatre 12 mins walk from Theatre Royal

ATG Theatre Card Newsletter - Glasgow  

ATG Theatre Card Newsletter - Glasgow