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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‘THE PRODUCERS’

THE MEL BROOKS MUSICAL ABOUT MUSICALS!

Thursday, January 10th, 7.30 pm        Cost, including transport,  £ 43.00       Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester             Coach departs 6 pm, prompt

‘ The Producers’ , written and produced by Mel Brooks, was first a successful and much loved film in the 1960’s.    This was followed by a new film production in 1981, then a  ‘smash hit’ on Broadway in 2001 and subsequently successful productions in the West End and around the country.   An award winning comedy musical, which The Exchange calls        ‘a riotous and hilarious show’.

All tickets now sold

 

ST. PETERSBURGH PHILHARMONIC

Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

Friday,February 1st  7.30 pm                        Cost, including transport,   £32.00      Bridgewater Hall, Manchester                            Coach departs 6 pm.   Prompt

One of the reasons I have chosen this concert is that, when I heard this orchestra a couple of years ago, they were superb!  The programme this time is two pieces by Prokofiev, each 15 minutes long,  his Classical Symphony and Piano Concerto No1.   These will be followed by Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony – a large work!    The Halle brochure says:-      

            We welcome back the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under long-standing Music Director, Yuri Temirkanov. Prokofiev’s reputation as a challenging composer is belied by the popularity of works like his Classical Symphony which recaptures the playful spirit of Haydn. His first piano concerto, by comparison, is a daring student work, concise and virtuosic. To close, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony passes from darkness to light with characteristic passion and intensity.

 

 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Shakespeare’s Greatest Romantic Comedy!

Friday, March 1st, 7.30 pm

 New Vic Theatre, Stoke on Trent                                Cost, including transport,  £29.00

Coach departs 6 pm

This is a Northern Broadsides production, (always good!), which will travel to the Lowry later in the year.  Filled with ‘passion, humour and joy’, it has been updated to a 1940’s setting, when the war is over and returning soldiers swap the battlefield for a landscape of love, masked balls and merriment.

Tickets available at Monthly Meeting on January 10th, or by post (see details below) until Sunday 20th January, unless sold beforehand

 

 NEW BOOKING

 

Mozart’s ‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’

 

Saturday, 9th March, Evening Performance, at The Lowry Theatre

Coach departs 5.30 pm

Cost, including transport, £43.00

I have just made a late booking for OPERA NORTH’S new production of Mozart’s popular opera ‘THE MAGIC FLUTE’.

Because of the timing of this booking, the Lowry will only keep the tickets for me until Monday 28th January, so, if you are interested, please book as quickly as you can!

I think I should point out that I could not get my usual centre stalls, because they are completely sold out. The seats are about half way back in the Stalls, which is fine, but they are all in the side block. At least this does make the tickets a little bit cheaper!

Tickets will be on sale at the monthly meeting on Thursday January 10th, or you can send me a cheque in the usual way – see details below. If you are coming to The Producers on Thursday evening 10th January, I am happy to take an order then!

 

 

“Could it be?  Yes, it could.  Something’s coming – something good.”

WEST SIDE STORY

Thursday, 16th May, 7.30 pm                        Royal Exchange Theatre , Manchester

Cost, including transport, £40.00             Coach departs 6 pm 

This needs no introduction!  A similar team to the one which amazed us with ‘Sweet Charity’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’  – it has to be a popular and enjoyable evening!  It’s more updated Shakespeare really , moving Romeo and Juliet to 1950’s Manhatten.  The Jets and the Sharks and a passionate love story.  I hope I’ve got enough tickets!

As  of 3rd January, there are just 10 tickets remaining for this popular show.   If not sold beforehand tickets will be available at Monthly Meeting on January 10th, or by post (see details below) until Sunday 20th January.

 

Date for your diary

 

‘ROMEO AND JULIET’

A brand new Matthew Bourne ballet at The Lowry Theatre

 Wednesday, June 12th. Evening Performance.

Tickets on sale from February 2019.

 

 

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.