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Theatre Group DVD afternoon

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!

Penny Young

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Theatre Group visit see the Royal Philharmonic

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.
Penny Young

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Theatre Group trip to see ‘ Out of Order’

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!

Penny Young

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Theatre Group outing to see Maxim Vengerov

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

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Theatre Group trip to see ‘Matilda’

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!

Penny Young 

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Theatre Group trip to Globe Theatre

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.

Penny Young

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