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!
The second half was completely different. The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra played Beethoven Symphony No.4 in B flat major. op.60. conducted by Marios Papadopoulos.
The whole evening had us “spellbound.” Definitely worthwhile putting up with the uncomfortable backless seats!
The sun shone and we had time before the performance for a drink and comfort break.
I had never heard either of the pieces played which was just pure joy.
What more could you want! Our mini bus took us home so no waiting around for transport.
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
Performance by Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
On a wonderful Summer evening we went to Merton College Chapel to listen to the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra play in this beautiful Chapel interspersed with readings from Shakespeare’s plays.
Continue reading Theatre Group trip to Merton College Chapel
We had a most wonderful evening at the Barbican on Monday evening 6th June. Maxim Vengerov Artist in Residence played Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor.Op.46. for the first half. This piece rarely heard original version of Sibelius’s etherael Violin Concerto, back by public demand after his 2015 performance in Oxford of which special recording rights were given to Vengerov by the Sibelius family. Continue reading Theatre Group trip to the Barbican