Bridget Jones's Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra Tickets

Apollo Victoria Theatre 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
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Bridget Jones's Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra Child Policy

No admittance to anyone under the age of 15.
Performance Timings
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Sunday - 19:30
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Book Bridget Jones's Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra Tickets

Perhaps the defining film of the turn of the millennium, Bridget Jones’s Diary, will be presented as never before with a full orchestra, as it tours across the country for the first time ever this November.

The tour will bring to life Bridget Jones’s Diary’s renowned score as never before with a 60-piece orchestra, whilst the film itself will be presented in stunning HD via a huge screen. Beginning in Glasgow on 2nd November, the tour will then take in Edinburgh, London and Birmingham before finishing up in Manchester on 6th November.

Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding, the film adaptation starring Renée Zellweger as the title character follows the neurotic 32-year-old Londoner Bridget Jones trying to find love within a year and keeping a diary of her encounters. This leads her to a love triangle with her beguiling boss, played by Hugh Grant, and a disagreeable acquaintance played by Colin Firth.

Directed by Sharon Maguire, the film was released in 2001 and has grossed over $280million worldwide, also earning Zellweger an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Bridget Jones’s Diary also spawned two sequels: 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and 2016’s Bridget Jones’s Baby.

The score for Bridget Jones’s Diary was composed by the renowned Patrick Doyle. A long-time collaborator of Kenneth Branagh, he has also composed music for blockbusters including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Thor, and in 2013 ASCAP Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his ‘outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music’.


Bridget Jones's Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra Child Policy

No admittance to anyone under the age of 15.

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Running time
1 hour and 37 minutes
Booking Until
Sun, 4 November 2018
Cast

Bridget Jones's Diary In Concert - Film with Live Orchestra Cast

Colin Firth
Renée Zellweger
Hugh Grant 
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Bridget Jones's Diary to tour UK with full live orchestra
Here's a great chance to relive one of the most popular films of the noughties

You've watched it on the telly a dozen times, but now you can see Bridget Jones sliding down the fireman's pole and turning up to a party inappropriately dressed, back on the big screen complete with a live orchestra.

In November, Bridget Jones's Diary – based on the novel of the same by Helen Fielding and starring Renée Zellweger in the title role – will tour to Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Birmingham and Manchester with a 60-piece orchestra performing Patrick Doyle's score as the film is screened.

Released in 2001, the film follows the neurotic 32 year-old Londoner Bridget Jones and her love triangle with her boss (played by Hugh Grant) and a disagreeable acquaintance (Colin Firth). It has since grossed over $280million worldwide, saw Zellweger receive an Academy Award nomination and spawned two sequels.


By :Ben Hewis

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Venue Info

Apollo Victoria Theatre

17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG

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Apollo Victoria Theatre

Address: 17 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LG
Capacity: 2384

The Apollo Victoria Theatre was opened in 1930 as a cinema. Built by Ernest Wamsley Lewis and William Edward Trent, the interior was decorated in a nautical Art Deco theme with scallop shells and sculpted fountains ordaining the walls and ceilings. This theme still exists today, though it has been lit in a manner to highlight the green tones of the decoration – a nod to the Emerald City of the theatre’s current tenant, the hit musical Wicked. The theatre also contains a theatre organ that used to be play before the showings of films. The pipes of the organ are incorporated into the set design for Wicked and can be seen above the proscenium.

Named the New Victoria Cinema, films would show regularly but there was also the option to house variety acts and big bands on the theatre’s stage, which offered London audiences an eclectic mix of entertainment possibilities in one venue.

Closing during World War II though not sustaining any serious damage, the theatre reopened in May 1941 and continued to entertain well into the 1970s, finally closing in 1976. The theatre went dark for five years, reopening in 1981 as a fully-fledged theatre. Shirley Bassey was the headline act in a celebratory concert to mark the reopening of the newly named Apollo Victoria Theatre. Since then, musicals have reigned supreme, starting in 1981 with a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Petula Clark.

1984 saw the arrival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest smash hit, Starlight Express. The auditorium had to be completely redesigned to incorporate the production’s set design, which included race tracks through the audience and a split-level skating rink on the stage. The show was a huge success, running for 18 years. Upon its closure, the interior was restored by the architects Jaques Muir and Partners.

The hit musical Wicked has been playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre since September 2006.

Seating

The auditorium has two levels - Stalls and Dress Circle. This is a very wide auditorium, and those at the extreme sides may suffer with sightlines, but the price of the tickets for these seats does reflect the quality. The overhang of the Dress Circle will affect the view of the top of the stage from seats in Row Y and onwards.

The Dress Circle in this theatre is very deep, and as such the last few rows of seats do feel rather removed from the action, though the view is still excellent and the spectacle of the current production is still very much apparent from these seats. The legroom is also generally very good.


Facilities At Apollo Victoria Theatre 

Seat plan: Apollo Victoria Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Access description:
4 steps up to the main entrance on Wilton Road. Second main entrance on Vauxhall Bridge Road via a stairlift or up 8 steps. Both entrances have highlighted steps and handrails on either side. Box Office in foyer. Stalls down 29 steps from foyer. Stairlift or 13 steps up to the Dress Circle from the foyer. Theatre opens one hour before the performance.

Sound Amplification: Induction loop and infra-red system in the auditorium.

Guide Dogs: 4 guide dogs allowed inside auditorium - aisle seats are best. Staff can also dog sit.

Disabled Access: 4 spaces for wheelchair users on either side of the Dress Circle (located a third of the way up) accessed by a platform lift in the foyer. 8 wheelchair transfer seats available in the Dress Circle.

Toilets: Men’s up 15 steps from row A of the Dress Circle. Women’s up 18 steps. Further toilets at Stalls level.

Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet off the Foyer.


Nearest tube: Victoria
Tube lines: District, Circle, Victoria
Location: West End
Railway station: Victoria
Bus numbers: (Victoria Station) 2, 16, 36, 38, 73, 82, 170, 507, C2, C10; (Wilton Road) 24, 52, 185, 436; (Victoria Street) 44, 148, C1
Night bus numbers: (Victoria Station) 36, C2, N38, N73, N136 ; (Wilton Road) 24, N2, N16, N52; (Victoria Street) 148, N44
Car park: Semley Place (10mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: The theatre can be se

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