Category Archives: Forthcoming attractions

CALENDAR GIRLS – The Musical, at The Lowry Theatre. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th. 2018



An opportunity to visit The Lowry arts and entertainment complex set in a beautiful waterside location, at the heart of The Quays, followed by a matinee performance of the award winning musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS .

Based on the true story, film and stage play of Calendar Girls, this  NEW MUSICAL COMEDY  features original music by Gary Barlow and lyrics by Tim Firth, who wrote the original screenplay and West End play.

The production follows the real life story of a Women’s Institute group who decide to fund-raise for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar and inadvertently become media sensations.

I have secured seats for the matinee performance on November 7th. at THE LOWRY.

On arrival, you may like to visit the Lowry Outlet or the Lowry Gift Shop and enjoy lunch in one of the many coffee shops or restaurants.

All top price seats are in the centre stalls, with the performance starting at 2.00pm.

The cost is £55 , which included top price theatre ticket,  (face value £46.00), return coach fare, and driver’s gratuity.





**********         Casting announced!           **********

TV presenter Fern Britton will return to the stage for the first time in 30 years to play Marie. She will be joined by stage veteran Anna-Jane Casey (Billy ElliotAnnie Get Your Gun) as Annie, Lorraine Bruce (Piaf, Donmar) as Cora, Sara Crowe (Hay Fever) as Ruth, Ruth Madoc (Gypsy) as Jessie, Rebecca Storm (Blood Brothers) as Chris and Denise Welch (The Wind in the Willows) as Celia.






Date for your diary

An outing has been arranged to Llangollen 

  • Date: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6th 2018
  • To include a trip on the horse drawn canal boat and a return journey on the Llangollen steam railway with cream tea

Full details will be included in the MAY edition of your Newsletter

Date for your diary, COFFEE MORNING, TUESDAY 24th. April 2018




Members are invited to attend a coffee morning in the Walton Village Hall to hear a guest speaker talk about the work of Katharine House Hospice.   This is the first of a series of coffee mornings where a representative from one of our chosen charities will be invited to talk about their work and explain how our contributions are used.    David Middleton, the Community Fundraiser for KHH, will give a 30 minute presentation illustrated with slides followed by a Q&A session.  Complimentary coffee/tea and biscuits will be served from 10 am when you will be able to talk to David prior to his talk which will start at 10.30 am.  A raffle will be held during the event, with the proceeds going to KHH.





Pat has secured tickets for the stage musical version of the popular film. An Office and a Gentleman. Full details and  booking form will be included in the November edition of your Newsletter

The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ is based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along with many 80s classic anthems including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Alone’.

Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman.

With direction by Nikolai Foster (Artistic Director Curve, Annie, Calamity Jane), choreography by Kate Prince (Into The Hoods, ZooNation) and musical supervision by Tony Award-winning Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd, Sister Act), this inspiring, breathtakingly romantic musical celebrates triumph over adversity and features one of the most iconic romantic scenes ever portrayed on screen. Let Love Lift You Up where you belong!


Outing to the MUSEUM OF CARPET, Kidderminster. February 13th. 2018

An outing has been arranged to the Museum of Carpet , Kidderminster on Tuesday February 13th. 2018

Fascinating displays, hand loom & power loom demonstrations and hands on activities. The Museum of Carpet has lots for you to enjoy as you discover over 300 years of Kidderminster’s integral history.

Full details and booking form will be included in the November edition of your Newsletter.