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#31 mrtheatre123

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:10 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 26 July 2011 - 11:44 AM, said:

Difficult to answer because I don't know where you're travelling from! I suggest you use the Transport for London online Journey Planner - link below. Just enter where you're starting your journey, the date and time you want to arrive, etc. etc.

http://journeyplanne...ST2?language=en

Sorry, I am traveling from Paddington!

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:25 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 26 July 2011 - 12:10 PM, said:

Sorry, I am traveling from Paddington!
take Bakerloo line southbound (towards Elephant & Castle)
change at Oxford Circus
take Victoria line southbound (towards Brixton)
alight at Victoria

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:29 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 26 July 2011 - 11:32 AM, said:

Off topic i know but i didn't knew what else to do. i am meant to see this show next Wednesday but heard that Victoria station is closed. i don't know London that well so can anyone tell me of how else to get to the theatere by tube.

Thanks in advance.

Personally I'd Bakerloo it down to Embankment then tube to either St James' Park or Sloane Square (and walk from there). Other option is to use Bakerloo to Charing Cross then catch the 24 bus from down Whitehall. I'm sure there's other bus options - that's just the only one I ever use in that area.

However - where did you see Victoria station is closed? I can't find any sign of it.

If Victoria is open, the easiest is to take the Bakerloo to Oxford Circus then the Victoria line to Victoria.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

View PostDanielWhit, on 26 July 2011 - 12:29 PM, said:

Personally I'd Bakerloo it down to Embankment then tube to either St James' Park or Sloane Square (and walk from there). Other option is to use Bakerloo to Charing Cross then catch the 24 bus from down Whitehall. I'm sure there's other bus options - that's just the only one I ever use in that area.

However - where did you see Victoria station is closed? I can't find any sign of it.

If Victoria is open, the easiest is to take the Bakerloo to Oxford Circus then the Victoria line to Victoria.

I Saw it on a travel website for UK travel (Not sure of the name) however i  sent  an email to TFL (People in charge of the tube) and they said that there is major refurbishment works going on however the tube station is very much open however there may be ques of up to 20 minutes to get to the platform and entry to the station may be staggered so use alternative stations if possible. so contrary to what i had previously read the station is NOT closed.

If anyone has had any experience of these long ques could you please tell me how long exactly you were waiting.

Thanks.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:08 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 26 July 2011 - 12:54 PM, said:

I Saw it on a travel website for UK travel (Not sure of the name) however i  sent  an email to TFL (People in charge of the tube) and they said that there is major refurbishment works going on however the tube station is very much open however there may be ques of up to 20 minutes to get to the platform and entry to the station may be staggered so use alternative stations if possible. so contrary to what i had previously read the station is NOT closed.

If anyone has had any experience of these long ques could you please tell me how long exactly you were waiting.

Thanks.

It's definitely not closed, they just have fewer escalators than normal, hence the delays.

If you're seeing the evening show it won't affect you - you'll be coming against the traffic. I saw Wicked last Friday and experienced no queues whatsoever to get out, just the standard tube station crowds.  And coming back it'll be after 10pm, so you'll only have the people coming from Wicked and Billy Elliot plus train passengers.  It'll be quite busy, but there weren't any queues as such, certainly not staggered entry, and I got onto the first train northbound once I reached the platform, and got a seat!  

If you're going to the matinee, however, it will be very busy when you come out, so I would suggest going for dinner/drinks post-show and travelling back later.  They also don't open the ticket offices or machines at peak time, so make sure you buy your return ticket at Paddington too.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:22 PM

View Postposter J, on 26 July 2011 - 01:08 PM, said:

It's definitely not closed, they just have fewer escalators than normal, hence the delays.

If you're seeing the evening show it won't affect you - you'll be coming against the traffic. I saw Wicked last Friday and experienced no queues whatsoever to get out, just the standard tube station crowds.  And coming back it'll be after 10pm, so you'll only have the people coming from Wicked and Billy Elliot plus train passengers.  It'll be quite busy, but there weren't any queues as such, certainly not staggered entry, and I got onto the first train northbound once I reached the platform, and got a seat!  

If you're going to the matinee, however, it will be very busy when you come out, so I would suggest going for dinner/drinks post-show and travelling back later.  They also don't open the ticket offices or machines at peak time, so make sure you buy your return ticket at Paddington too.

Thanks So Much. it will be the evening show so good to hear there wont be ques.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 26 July 2011 - 01:22 PM, said:

Thanks So Much. it will be the evening show so good to hear there wont be ques.

the only time I have experienced any issues getting on / off the tubes at Victoria is during peak times, i.e rush hour.... they close off some of the access / exits staggering the volume of foot traffic on and off the platforms.  Rush hour tends to run until about 6:45 / 7:00pm, if in doubt, get there a little early, you could always sit in the pub next door :D
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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Changing from Bakerloo to Victoria at Oxford Circus is dead simple as you just have to cross to the adjacent platform - no stairs or corridors. You do need to allow slightly longer to get out at Victoria but as long as you don't get there at 7.20 you'll be fine.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:18 AM

Does anyone know do the children playing billy, Micheal and Debbie have certain nights or is it just decided closer to the time, if so does anyone know who will be playing these roles on Wednesday night.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:01 AM

View Postmrtheatre123, on 31 July 2011 - 12:18 AM, said:

Does anyone know do the children playing billy, Micheal and Debbie have certain nights or is it just decided closer to the time, if so does anyone know who will be playing these roles on Wednesday night.

I think they are decided closer to the time / no set dates and it changes every week. This is a list of the Billys/Michaels/Debbies from the past 10 performances:

July 23 - (Mat) Ryan/Connor K/Emily W
July 23 - (Eve) Josh/Reece/Francesca
July 25 - Adam/Connor L/Francesca
July 26 - Scott/Connor K/Emily W
July 27 - Adam/Joe M/Emily S
July 28 - (Mat) Dean/Reece/Emily S
July 28 - (Eve) Ryan/Connor K/Emily W
July 29 - Adam/Joe M/Emily W
July 30 - (Mat) Scott/Connor L/Francesca
July 30 - (Eve) Dean/Joe M/Emily S

So as you can see, it doesn't really follow a routine and it's different every week. Only way to find out is if you know the Billys' parents personally to ask them about their schedules.

I've seen every Billy currently in the show though and they're all amazing - so I'm sure you'll enjoy the show with whoever you have on as Billy!
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