Multi-award winning director Sam Mendes returns to the West End, directing Jez Butterworth's brand new play The Ferryman. The play will be designed by Rob Howell and developed by and co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions. Casting for The Ferryman will include Paddy Considine, who will be joined by Laura Donnelly (The River at the Royal Court) and Irish actress Genevieve O'Reilly (Mon Mothma - Star Wars).
Performance dates: 20 June 2017 – 7 October 2017. Monday to Saturday 7.00pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees 1.30pm. Plus 1.30pm matinee on Tuesday 27 June.
Book your tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment!
Sue Roche, one of my favourite illustrators, has a generous offer on her whimsically decorated cotton tote bags throughout February. They usually retail at £10 each, but by using the discount code FREEBAG2 at the checkout in Sue's Shopify store you can get yourself two for the price of one. That's two tote bags for just £5 each. I love this rather dippy looking owl! Other designs from which you can choose include unicorns, cakes, a VW campervan, foxes under a rainbow umbrella, sewing machines, and a beautiful hummingbird. The bags are ideal to roll up in your handbag for unexpected shopping, as book bags, craft bags, or even for school PE kits.
Love hot chocolate, but wish it was a little lighter on the calories? Whittard's were listening and have set to work creating a version of their Luxury Hot Chocolate which has 60% less fat – with a smooth, light texture and a lusciously chocolatey taste, it’s sure to put a spring in your step.
Whittard's Lighter hot chocolate is specially blended to be made with water rather than milk, so it’s extra convenient when you’re on the go. (Hot chocolate hiking, anyone?) And it’s also pretty delicious as an iced drink – just blend up 160 ml of milk, 180 g of ice and 50 g of Lighter Luxury Hot Chocolate powder for half a minute or so, and bingo. Choco-Frappé.
Great bookish discounts are always available as a matter of course at The Book Depository, their delivery is generally very efficient and postage to most countries is free so the price you see on each book's page is what you actually pay. I noticed The Book Depository Bargain Box currently has The Quality Of Silence by Rosamund Lupton at half price and Ross Poldark by Winston Graham at a third off, while the Clearance section has The Carrot Principle at 60% off and the Ladybird Classic Nursery Rhymes Collection at 56% off.
And finally, Waitrose have a superb offer for new online shopping customers at the moment! Get £100 off your first five online grocery orders at waitrose.com - effectively £20 per shop. Your first order must be placed for delivery by 26 February 2017 so hurry! All subsequent orders must be placed for delivery by 31 March 2017 to qualify for this offer and a minimum spend of £100 is required on each order to qualify for this offer.