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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‘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.

To book 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

 

‘GYPSY’

The ‘Christmas Musical’ at the Royal Exchange

Thursday, January 9th 2020                                  Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Cost – £46, including transport.                             Coach leaves the bus station at 6 pm 

“Starting here, starting now, honey – everything’s coming up roses”

The Winter musical production is becoming something of a tradition at the Royal Exchange!  We have been to ‘The Producers’; ‘Sweet Charity’; ‘Guys and Dolls’ to name a few of them and, of course, the wonderful ‘West Side Story’ earlier this year.

This year it is ‘Gypsy’, suggested by the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  First produced in 1959, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne, this is a new production directed by Jo Davies.

To quote the Exchange programme – ‘Gypsy’ is a wild production of theatre’s ultimate celebration of the grime, graft and glamour of show business – and the power of the mother daughter bond.’

To book tickets please send a cheque, payable to Knutsford U3A, together with booking form, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

Phone 01565 872643.

 

 ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’

By Emily Bronte 

Thursday February  20th  2020                        Cost, including transport, £38.00  

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester             Coach leaves bus station at 6 pm 

This is a new version of the well known tale.  The Exchange brochure says:-

‘Andrew Sheridan’s searing script is a ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating celebration of passion and

desire …..  showing a very different side to literature’s most electric couple in this gripping

reinvention of the classic tale’.

Join us and see what the dramatic imagination of the Exchange has done with Heathcliff and Cathy!

 

Please note that, in order to secure the reservations I have made, I have to pay for the above production by Friday, December 13th  so I need your payments before then.  Tickets will be on sale at the November monthly meeting, (also the December meeting if there are any remaining!).  

 

 

BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO 5

With the HALLE ORCHESTRA

A ‘BEYOND THE SCORE’ CONCERT 

Sunday  March 15th 2020 at 4.00 pm                 Cost, including transport, £ 39.00  

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester                             Coach leaves bus station at 2.30 pm

 

By now many of you will be familiar with the fascinating format of the Halle ‘Beyond the Score’ concerts which give a dramatic exploration of a single work, in this case Beethoven’s 5th.

In the first half we are treated to live actors, stunning visual projections and excerpts performed by the Halle to give us the background story of the piece.   After the interval the Halle will perform the complete symphony.  I think those of you who have been with us on two previous occasions have thoroughly enjoyed the formula.

(Please note that this concert is part of the Opus series, so you may already have subscribed to it!)

 

Please note that, in order to secure the reservations I have made, I have to pay for the above production by Friday, December 13th  so I need your payments before then.  Tickets will be on sale at the November monthly meeting, (also the December meeting if there are any remaining!).  

 

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 

 

‘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.