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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‘BRIEF ENCOUNTER’

Thursday, 22nd  February,  7.30 pm        Cost, including transport,  £ 40.00      

The Lowry Theatre, Salford                       Coach departs 6 pm

Another popular favourite!     Noel Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter’ is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories.  The award winning Kneehigh Theatre company, renowned for their wit and musicality, have staged this production.   ‘The company that has put the soul back into storytelling in the theatre’  (the Guardian).

 

 

“VOTES FOR WOMEN”

Thursday, March 22nd, at 7.30 pm

Cost, including transport,  £28.00

The New Vic Theatre, Stoke

Coach departs 6 pm

The centenary of women’s suffrage will be marked by a fascinating revival of this play, written by Elizabeth Robins, who was herself a suffragette, in 1907.  This has had several professional productions in recent years, including a BBC recording in 2013.  It attempts to throw light on the thoughts and actions of women in the early twentieth century.

The standard of productions at the New Vic is excellent and we have always enjoyed our evenings there.

 

 

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams star in :-

“MARY STUART”

Friday April 20th at 7.00 pm

Cost, including transport,  £44 or £48

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 N.B.   Coach departs at very early time of 5.15pm!     

 ‘Electrifying’     ‘Astonishing’   ‘Thrilling’     ‘Magnificent dramatisation’

When it played at Almeida Theatre, London in 2017,  this production received  5 star reviews across the board.  It returns to the West End this month for a 3 month run, then has a short national tour, including one week at The Lowry.

Based on Friedrich Schiller’s political thriller, now adapted and directed by Robert Icke, it tells of the deadly power struggle between Protestant Queen Elizabeth 1st and Catholic Mary Stuart of Scotland.

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams play the two Queens, but each night the toss of a coin at the start decides which role each actor will play.

I have obtained a few more tickets – not very many!

There is a choice of seating involved with these!

You can either sit Centre Stalls,  Row Q,  for £44.00 each

Or you could sit in a more expensive seat, Row G in front stalls, slightly to the side, but still near the centre.  For these I have to charge £48.00 each.

If you are interested in reserving some of these tickets, please let me know before February 24th, when I have to confirm numbers.

 

Please send booking form and cheque, payable to Knutsford U3A, to Margaret Hinde,

1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR,  Phone Number: 01565 872643.

 

 

‘PAINT YOUR WAGON’

Friday, May 18th, 7.30 pm                               Cost, including transport,  £ 31.00

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool                    Coach departs 5.30 pm

‘A sensational, foot-tapping, musical hoedown’

Last year we went to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in this newly rebuilt theatre and I think we all thoroughly enjoyed it.   The same production team are staging ‘Paint Your Wagon’ , which is a recommendation in itself.  The Company say the Wild West music makes you smile and it will be a fun night out, albeit with some lyrical and tender moments in it, with some well known songs such as ‘Wandering Star’ and ‘I Talk to the Trees’.   The story is set in the Gold Rush days in California.

Tickets for ‘Paint your Wagon’ have to be paid for by March 14th.

They will be available for sale at the monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8th.

 

‘QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE’

Written by  Maxine Peake

Tuesday, July 10th,  7.30 pm                                    Cost, including transport, £ 36.00

Royal Exchange, Manchester                                      Coach departs 6 pm

‘A powerful play, full of Northern wit’.

This is a new play, written especially for the Royal Exchange, by Maxine Peake. ‘Queens of the Coal Age’  is the true story of four ordinary women, in 1993, facing up to the closure of the Parkside colliery pit.  They take a tour down the pit and refuse to come up!   It sounds a dramatic and entertaining evening.

 

Tickets for ‘Queens of the Coal Age’ have to be paid for by April 30th.

They  will be available for sale at the monthly meeting on Thursday, March 8th.

 

Alternatively, please send  your application form(s)  and your cheque, – made payable to Knutsford U3A, to

Margaret Hinde

1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

Tel: 01565 872643

 

 

“Music in the Afternoon”  with the Eblana String Trio

For details of the “Music in the Afternoon” concert by the Eblana String Quartet at Knutsford Methodist Church on 1st March 2018, click here.

 

 

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 PostcodePhone numbere-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.