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.
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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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!!
American in Paris at the Dominion Theatre
Wednesday 3 January
I hadn’t been well over Christmas and New Year so when the date for our trip crept up I was in two minds whether I really wanted to leave a nice warm bed and warm house to go up to London – but was I glad I did! Continue reading Theatre Group visit to see ‘American in Paris’
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
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