Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas at Thursford

The Thursford Collection is one of the largest collections of old steam engines anywhere in the world. It's amazing. But I'm not going to talk about that today. Oh no.

I want to tell you about this...

The truly spectacular Thursford Christmas extravaganza is 40 years old this year. From its rather small beginnings as little more than a local carol concert, the show has grown into a three-hour entertainment extravaganza featuring more than 130 performers (dancers, singers, instrumentalists) It attracts over 50 coach parties daily from all over the country and costs more than £3 million a year to stage. It's a winter wonderland of a show worthy of the West End (many of the performers are West End pros!).

It's got everything. And there's something for everyone - from high-kicking, feather-clad dancing girls who might have stepped straight out of a Moulin Rouge floor show to a chorus of singers worthy of the Opera House. And there's more: a magnificent mighty Wurlitzer organ played by none other than the legendary Blackpool Tower Ballroom organist himself, Phil Kelsall.

No wonder the show attracts over 180,000 visitors each year (that's more than the 135,000 that attend Glastonbury!) and continues to grow. The fortieth anniversary performance runs from now until Wednesday December 23rd with two shows each day (2pm and 7pm) and tickets prices range from £28.50-£40.

Find out more on the official Thursford Website

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