Category Archives: Theatre

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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Theatre Group trip to the Barbican

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

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Theatre Group trip to see Nell Gwynn

Nell Gwynn at The Appolo

A marvellous play.  Very, very funny – and a bit rude – but so well acted.  The best play I have seen for a very long time.
A lovely theatre with atmosphere in the heart of London with lots of cafes and restaurants all around for a coffee, sandwich or meal.
Not one person said they could not hear. A real joy!!
Penny Young
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Theatre Group – Christmas Cracker at the Cadogan Hall

Christmas Celebrations with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

A small party of us went up by train to this wonderful Hall near Sloane Square. The Royal Philamonic Orchestra was a joy to hear. Some of the carols the audience joined in and some were sung by West End and television stars. A lovely way to celebrate Christmas. We saw THE LIGHTS,had coffee, had lunch, and a fairly short walk and then the Concert and some people stayed in London for the evening. A very pleasant way to spend some time in London.

Penny Young

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