Theatre and Concert Visits

Theatre and Concert Visits

Contact:  Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7TR.   Tel: 01565 872643   email: info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

The former Performance Arts Group (which we are renaming Theatre and Concert Visits) has decided to broaden its horizons!  We are making our outings available to all members of Knutsford U3A.  Obviously, we will have to reserve a larger block of tickets for events that we think might be popular, and we will also have a coach to take you from Knutsford Bus Station to the door of the venue.

 

BOOKINGS FOR THEATRE AND CONCERT VISITS – Clarification of Procedure

  • All bookings must be accompanied by a bookings form and a cheque made payable to Knutsford U3A. Please write the name of the performance or outing on the back of the cheque.
  • We will contact you only if your booking has not been successful. If you want confirmation that you have the places you want, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Usually your cheque will not be paid in until two weeks before the event.
  • If a performance is fully booked when we receive your cheque you will be informed and placed on the waiting list.
  • Priority will be given to U3A members. If you would like to bring someone who is not a member please put a note on the booking form to this effect and we will inform you if a place becomes available.
  • We hope to take bookings for the current performances at our general meetings but, as our outings are proving very popular we cannot guarantee the availability at the time of the meeting. In other words please book early to be sure of a place!

 

The next programme appears below and we hope that there will be ‘something for everyone.’   For a booking form, which can be printed off, click here, or use the one at the bottom of this page

Please use a separate booking form and separate cheque (made out to Knutsford U3A) for each performance and send to Mrs Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR. Tel:01565 872643 or email info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

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A few tickets remaining for:-          ‘HANDBAGGED’

by Moira Buffini 

Tuesday, 24th September, 7.30pm     Cost ,including transport,  £ 31.00            

New Vic theatre, Stoke on Trent                                         Coach departs  6 p.m.

 

What might have been said at the weekly meetings at Buckingham Palace between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher?  We shall never know of course but this play gives us an immensely enjoyable, and at times very funny and plausible,  suggestion of what might have happened.    It reminds us of some of the important events of the ten years Mrs Thatcher was in power, from majority rule in Zimbabwe and sanctions on apartheid South Africa to IRA activities and the Brighton bomb, mixed with lighter moments such as Mrs T’s visit to Balmoral.

Their conversations are delightfully interrupted by 17 other personalities: Denis Thatcher, the Reagans, Rupert Murdoch, Kenneth Kaunda, Michelle Obama, to name but  a few, all depicted by just two actors and many hats!

This is an ‘in house’ production by the New Vic Theatre of a play which has been well received since it first appeared in 2013, playing in the West End for twelve months , with many positive reviews praising its humour as well as its subject matter.   The New Vic rarely lets us down and hopefully they have chosen well with this one.

 

 

 

 

MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC – At The Bridgewater Hall

Friday, 11 th October, 7.30 pm                               Cost, including transport, £39.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester                              Coach departs 6.00 pm. Prompt

 

The programme for this exciting concert is:-

Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No 2

Shostakovich, Symphony No 10

The concert will be conducted by Yuri Simonov –‘one of the most renowned of all Russian conductors’ –  and the pianist for the Rachmaninov is the ‘sensationally talented’ Alexandra Dariescu.  (I have reserved good seats in the left side Stalls, so we should have a good view of the pianist!).  Tickets for this concert will only be held until mid July.

‘After the interval, the orchestra will play their famed interpretation of what many regard to

be Shostokovich’s greatest symphonic masterpiece, his 10th Symphony’.

(Quotes from the Bridgewater Hall Brochure!)

Tickets for the above will be available at the Members Monthly Meeting on June 13th.  Otherwise, please send your cheque, made out to Knutsford U3A, together with a completed booking form, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.  Tel: 01565 872643

 

 

‘SEASON’S GREETINGS’

Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Tuesday, 22nd October,  7.30 pm                  Cost, including transport,  £31.00   

 New Vic Theatre,  Stoke on Trent                                       Coach departs 6 pm.

A combination of Alan Ayckbourn and the New Vic Theatre is one not to be missed!  When families get together for a celebration there’s a danger all hell will break loose, which is the basis of a sparkling new production of a truly classic Ayckbourn comedy that has been a favourite for some years.

‘One of his finest works’ -     Daily Telegraph, 2010

‘Mordantly hilarious – a classic of drunken disaster and misrouted passions’ – The Guardian 2010

 

 

 

‘YES, PRIME MINISTER’ 

Saturday, 9th November, 2.30 pm                         Cost, including transport, £38.

Theatre Clwyd, Mold                                                     Coach departs 11.15 am. 

‘Yes, Prime Minister’ is, of course, based on the popular TV series.  Following three sell out West End seasons, it is fast becoming one of the most successful plays for a decade.  The theatre will hold my seats until early September, but it would be very helpful if I could confirm numbers as soon as possible.

Tickets for the above will be available at the Members Monthly Meeting on June 13th.  Otherwise, please send your cheque, made out to Knutsford U3A, together with a completed booking form, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.  Tel: 01565 872643

 

 

THEATRE – DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

‘GYPSY’  – The Royal Exchange ‘Christmas’ musical production, based on life of Gypsy Rose Lee.

Thursday, January 9th  2020,  7.30 pm.          Booking September/October

 

‘LES MISERABLES’  – The well loved musical from the West End at The Lowry

Wednesday, May 20th 2020, 7.30 pm.          Booking January 2020

 

 

U3A BOOKINGS

PLEASE use a separate booking form and a separate cheque (made payable to Knutsford U3A) for each performance and send to Mrs Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

For further information telephone 01565 872643 or email info@knutsfordu3a.co.uk

 

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Knutsford and District U3A 

 

 

BOOKING FORMS FOR THEATRE & MUSIC

Please:

•          Write the name of the performance or outing on the back of your cheque

•          Make your cheque payable to Knutsford and District U3A

•          Send a stamped, addressed envelope if you want your reservation confirmed

•          If you are not making a booking at a General Meeting, please use a separate booking form and a separate cheque (made payable to Knutsford U3A) for each performance and send to Mrs Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

You will be contacted if your booking was NOT successful.

 

 BOOKING FORM – THEATRE AND MUSIC VISITS

I/We would like to book ………… places for the following event and enclose a cheque for £………………………………….

Event

Date and Time

Name and Address with Postcode

 

Phone number

e-mail

Phone number in case of emergency

 

Please send this completed form and cheque made payable to Knutsford U3A toMargaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge,  SK9 7TR.

Tel.  01565 872643  Cheques should be made out to Knutsford U3A.