Category Archives: Theatre

Date for your diary: THE COLOR PURPLE – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, THURSDAY 18th JULY 2019

THE COLOR PURPLE – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME, THURSDAY 18th JULY 2019

TONY AWARD WINNING SMASH HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL The Color Purple is the inspiring musical based on the Pulitzer prize winning novel by Alice Walker.  This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie as she journeys through joy, despair and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world. With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues. This moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.  The seats are in the stalls for the matinee performance. 

Full details and Booking slip will be included in the NOVEMBER edition of your Newsletter

BOOKING DEADLINE: Friday 30th November.

Date for your diary: BBC PHILHARMONIC ‘NEW WORLD’, VICTORIA HALL, HANLEY –  7.30 pm FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019

BBC PHILHARMONIC ‘NEW WORLD’, VICTORIA HALL, HANLEY –  7.30 pm FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019

This concert brings the BBC Philharmonic to the Victoria Hall playing one of the best loved symphonies in the classical repertoire, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 ‘The New World’.  The programme includes Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and begins with Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune – a programme not to be missed. The soloist in the Beethoven concerto is Vivian Hagner and the Conductor is Rory Macdonald. Seats are in the circle and will cost £35.00 pp, which includes ticket price, coach fare and driver’s gratuity.  Pick up points: Lynton Avenue 5.45pm, Wildwood 5.50pm, Rising Brook 6pm, Stone Road 6.10pm. Please return slips and cheques made payable to SWPAC OUTINGS to Michael Jones, 17 Glastonbury Close, Hillcroft Park, Stafford, ST17 OPB  (Tel 01785 661622)

Booking slip will be included in the NOVEMBER edition of your Newsletter.

Booking deadline; FRIDAY 23rd  NOVEMBER 2018

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

 

CALENDAR GIRLS-THE MUSICAL THE LOWRY THEATRE, SALFORD KEYS-WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th. 2018 @2.00pm

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.

 

PLEASE NOTE, RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS OUTING

Date: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7th. 2018

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!