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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DEATH OF A SALESMAN

By ARTHUR MILLER

Wednesday, November 14th, 7.30 pm               Cost, including transport,  £35.00

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester                Coach departs, 6 pm 

Sarah Frankcom, who directed ‘Our Town’, directs Arthur Miller’s well known classic about the downfall of the American Dream.  Willy Loman will be played by Don Warrington, who has been regularly on our screens since the eighties, including a bout in ‘Strictly’!   However, he is primarily an accomplished theatre actor, working with RSC, the National and others. His two previous performances at the Exchange have received ‘five star’ reviews, for the lead role in ‘All My Sons’ and, more recently, as King Lear.   So it augurs well for another dramatic evening!

Tickets for the November 14th play have to be purchased by September 14th please.   They should be available at the Members’ Meeting on September 13thSeparate cheques and forms for each performance please!

 

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT OUTING 

 

‘CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT’

BRIDGEWATER HALL
TUESDAY, 18TH DECEMBER, 7.30 pm
Coach departs 6 pm
Cost, including transport, £39

There are still some tickets available for this spectacular evening.  They will be on sale at the monthly Members’ Meeting on Thursday, October 11th, but I have to pay for them immediately after that, so Friday, October 12th is final day for purchase.

The evening consists of Carols and seasonal music, performed by choir and orchestra in full 18th century costume, in an evocative candle lit setting, in the wonderful Bridgewater Hall.  Hopefully, an unforgettable start to Christmas!

Tickets can also be purchased by sending a cheque, made out to Knutsford U3A, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.  Tel: 01565 872643, using the form below.

Note:  Only one ticket still available as at 22nd October.   After that names will be put on a waiting list

Booking Form

I/We would like ….…..place(s) for Carols by Candlelight on Tuesday 18th December

and enclose a cheque for £ ……..…….. made out to Knutsford U3A.

Name and address with postcode …..…………………………………………………….…….……………………

………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………………………

Phone number ………………….……………………………………………………….

Email ……………………………….…………………………………………………………………………

 

 

‘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’.

I have already sold over half my tickets, but there should be some available at the November monthly meeting.  Alternatively , send me a cheque as detailed below.

 

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.

Tickets for the above concert will be available at the November and December monthly meetings (If not sold before!).  Alternatively, you can purchase by sending a cheque, made out Knutsford U3A, to Margaret Hinde, 1 Warford Hall Drive, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TR.

Phone 01565 872643

 

 

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.