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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 ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’

Friday, January 12th, 2018,  7.30 pm                 Cost, including travel,   £41.00

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester                 Coach departs  6 pm.                  

 

This well loved Broadway musical  is this year’s  Christmas production at the Exchange – which always

provide a super evening!   Set in Haarlem and celebrating the high spirits of black America, it contains

plenty of well known numbers, such as  Luck be a Lady; Guys and Dolls, and Sit down, You’re rocking the

boat.  Come along and party!

NB – all tickets for this have now been sold

 

 

‘JANE EYRE’

Adapted from the novel by Charlotte Bronte

Wednesday, 31st January,  2 pm                  Cost, including transport,  £26.00

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton                       Coach departs  12 noon

This is a new stage adaptation of the Bronte favourite,  billed as a ‘passionate and dramatic retelling!’   The theatre assures me it will be a ‘traditional’ production.

Please book before Christmas if you can.  I have booked a matinee performance,  hopefully to make the journey easier!

 

‘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).

Again, please book before Christmas, if you can.

 

 

VOTES FOR WOMEN’

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, 7.30 pm      Cost, including transport,  £28.00              

The New Vic theatre, Stoke                          Coach departs 6 pm 

This is appropriate timing for 2018, the centenary of womens’ suffrage!

It is a new production, by the Old Vic, of a play written in 1907 by Elizabeth Robins, who was herself a suffragette.   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 above productions will be on sale at the Monthly Members’ meetings in December and January, or they can be reserved by sending cheque, payable to Knutsford U3A,  and order form to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge,  SK9 7TR.

 

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY   -   DIRECT FROM THE WEST END!

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams in

‘MARY STUART’

Two queens.  One in Power.  One in Prison.

Friday, April 20th,  2018  7 pm.

 

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 & 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 to

Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Great Warford, Alderley Edge,  SK9 7TR.

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