DVD and afternoon tea
On Monday 13th November 2017 the Theatre Group had a DVD and cream tea afternoon in the Carrington Room which was a great success. 48 people came and everyone seemed to enjoy it.
The DVD was called “What we did on our Holiday” billed as “hilarious…British comedy at its best”, starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connelly.
A big thank you to Avril who made 100 scones – delicious and to our other helpers including collecting monies clearing tables and washing up!
Royal Philharmonic at the Swan
Theatre group had a very enjoyable evening at Wycombe Swan on Wednesday 25th October 2017 to hear a Concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vaughan Williams and Elgar. The theatre was fully booked, excellent music and a wonderful evening! We are already looking forward to their next concert.
A good trip. We made excellent time – both ways in brand new state of the art coach!
A very funny play with up to date names of current Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and Brexit mentioned many times! All the actors were exceptionally good and projected their voices well.
It was shame that the theatre was only about half full so I was unable to re-sell the tickets where members had had to cancel – but I did try!
Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”
This time the Theatre Group ventured out to do something we had never done before! A small theatre in the shopping centre in St. Albans. We went to see Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music” produced by the Irrational Theatre at the Maltings in St. Albans. Continue reading Theatre Group visit to St Albans
Maxim Vengerov at the Sheldonian Theatre
We enjoyed a most marvellous evening at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, seeing/hearing Maxim Vengerox play Mozart. Concertone for Two Violins in C Major.K190′ and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A. major. K219. “Turkish” The other violinist that accompanied him was Natalia Lomeiko and she too was brilliant. Maxim also conducted the orchestra! Continue reading Theatre Group outing to see Maxim Vengerov
Margery & Gladys
On Monday 13th February we enjoyed a very funny DVD in the Carrington Room called Margery & Gladys. Continue reading Theatre Group has busy February
Christmas Cracker at the Cadogan Hall
On Sunday 18th December 2016 we went up to Cadogan Hall for “Christmas Cracker.” This is always great fun with a lot of audience participation. One brave lady in the audience even got up on stage and sang a christmas carol. Continue reading Theatre Group enjoy Christmas and New Year outings
Trip to see ‘Matilda’ – November 2016
I didn’t believe people when they told me they had been to see this AND how much they enjoyed it!
However once the prices had “come down” a bit I took a “punt” and organised a trip. The tickets sold very quickly and yes it was an excellent show. Good acting by the children and the adults. A lovely way to spend a very wet and miserable afternoon in London. Traffic going up to London seemed quite long but the return journey much better helped of course by a very comfortable coach!
Merchant of Venice
On 13 October we had a most enjoyable trip to the Globe Theatre to see a marvellous “traditional” performance of The
Merchant of Venice. It was very well acted but unfortunately The Judge was very hard to hear and on occasions so was Portia.
Lots of school children were there, some of whom stood for the whole performance and were well behaved.
The only downside to the afternoon was the lunch in the cafe at the Globe which was awful and I have written to the Globe to advise them of this. Other people did better at the Pitzza Hut and the pub nearby.
The river Thames was abit grey but so busy and it was nice spending a little while watching the traffic on the Thames go by.
70th Anniversary Concert
On Monday 19th September 16 of us went up to the Royal Albert Hall for the 70th Anniversary Concert of the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra and what a treat it was! A really first class performance from Charles Dutoit, Conductor. Continue reading Theatre Group trip to RAH