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THEATRE GROUP

The Theatre Group organises visits to local theatres for a sizeable group of U3A members enabling them to share the experience of a variety of professional theatrical performances at theatres such as Birmingham Hippodrome, The Alexandra Theatre, Stratford or The Malvern Festival Theatre.

The Theatre Group has occasional meetings at Violet's Cafe Cartway to discuss
and agree future bookings. 
The next meeting is Monday 9th September at 3.00pm.     If theatre is your interest ... please support to make trips viable.

 

Seats:                 Good seats at discounted prices have to be confirmed months in advance ...
Closing Dates:     Booking & Cheques MUST be received before the Closing Date.
Payment:            Non-refundable cheques payable to: Bridgnorth U3A Activities Account
Cost:                   Between £40 and £60 and includes ticket, coach and driver gratuity.
                           Costs are usually based on 20 attendees travelling in a 24 seater coach

                    NB: If minimum numbers are not achieved before the closing date, trips may be
                          cancelled, or may incur a supplement for coach travel on the day.

Booking:             Each Trip must be booked on a Booking Form with a single cheque attached.
Late Bookings:    Please make contact after the Closing Date, as there may be an opportunity
                          to obtain tickets and take advantage of spare coach seats.  
                   NB: The tickets may be more expensive than originally published and your seat
                          may be away from the main group.

Pick up Point:     Westgate Council Offices (free car parking)
                          Other pick up points ... only by special arrangement with the Group Leader.

Group Leader:    Kay Yendole     activities@bridgnorthanddistrictu3a.org.uk              

 

2020 PROGRAMME ...   

  'BLYTHE SPIRIT'         Saturday, 1st February 2020                 £50.00
         Click link for  Blythe Spirit  Booking Form
         Malvern Festival Theatre Matinee)          Closing Date: 21st December 2019
     
         Seats:     Circle Seats   B6 to 25
         Departs:  10.30am Westgate          Performance starts:  2.30pm 
         Return to Bridgnorth by 6.00pm

 

When Charles summons a psychic to perform a seance in his home to observe the “tricks of the trade” and use them as the basis for his next novel, he gets more than he bargained for.

Noël Coward’s 1941 play and its 1945 film version are such perennial national spirit-raisers that it is no spoiler to say what happens next: Charles’s deceased wife, the beautiful, ever-young Elvira, returns and only Charles, it seems, can see or hear her, much to the exasperation of his 2nd wife, Ruth.

The idea is as silly and gossamer slight as Elvira’s shimmering, becomingly floaty dress.  So why does this dated, country-house comedy continue to haunt our stages and screens?

Glimpses of real emotions add bite to the absurdities of the situation.  The comic interplay of tensions between real and imaginary is touchingly personified in Jennifer Saunders’s Madame Arcati, her too, too solid, limb-jerking flesh striving to reach a spiritual plane but only connecting with an adenoidal child ghost with a head cold.

 

 

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