Category Archives: Theatre

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter at the  Empire Cinema Haymarket
What a wonderful show! Brilliant Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter
described as one of the most haunting love stories ever written and
cleverly acted by the award-winning Kneehigh Production Co. An onstage band in cinema-usher outfits play along as characters sing Coward songs that deepen the romantic mood.  A very good advert for theatre as a cinematic adaption can be. Very cleverly done!  It seems everyone enjoyed themselves!

The Case of the Frightened Lady

The Case of the Frightened Lady by Edgar Wallace. Milton Keynes Theatre:

We had a nice time on this trip.  An easy ride there and back on the coach.  The play was alright but nothing fantastic.   Some people had a problem hearing.  Mixed reactions to the tea.  Most people thoroughly enjoyed the tea and play but some did not but all thought the trip was good value for money.

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Manon – live screening

What a wonderful evening and a thrilling exciting performance helped by the introduction and interpretation of
Darcy Bussell who had danced the leading role many times.  The ballet is in three acts and was screened live
from the Royal Opera House. Sarah Lamb was magnificent as Manon.  The Conductor was Martin Yates.

We hired the little green bus which made the evening even more enjoyable! No transport issues getting to and from the cinema.


Witness for the Prosecution

On Thursday 8th March 2018, 35 of us went up to London to see Witness for the Prosecution.

This play took place in the old Court Room of the London County Hall which was very atmospheric. Superb acting.  Not one person watching coughed or wriggled.  There was absolute silence from the audience.

A wonderful day out with a coach to take and fetch us. I walked a little way along the Thames which was grey but full of tourists – as was the big MacDonalds and the London Eye.

Do come and join us on our theatre trips.  It’s a great way of getting to know people whether on your own or as a family and we do try to have trips to suit most people.

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Crazy for you

On Saturday 10th February a very large group of theatre goers went to Wycombe Swan to see Crazy For You.   I did not go so can only say that everyone I asked thoroughly enjoyed it . Good seats, good singing and great dancing!  

What a lovely way to spend a very cold wet afternoon in February!!


John Rutter at the Royal Albert Hall

On Wednesday 6th December 2017 a large group of us went up to the RAH to hear and sing along with John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration.  Continue reading


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


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


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