The Theatre Matinee Group in 2006
Theatre Matinee Group
The group was formed 5 years ago by a
few members from the three U3A branches
existing at that time, those being Romiley, Marple and High Lane.
At the beginning of 2004 a new U3A branch was formed to
cover Marple Bridge and Mellor. This new branch
then became part of the Matinee Group
Our aim is to provide theatre outings
and transport without the strain and worry
of booking individually. This helps those who do not wish to go on their
own and those unable to use public transport. Members are free to use public
transport but a coach is provided with a number of convenient pick up points.
The Group is non profit making, as our
only aim is to cover our costs. What we may
gain on one trip goes to cover a loss on a subsequent one. We have 6 members
on our committee. One member books the coaches and the rest circulate
the task of booking the tickets. It is a group decision where we go but
we aim to cater for all tastes from comedy and drama to ballet and opera.
Our most recent trip was to the Lake
District to the Theatre
by the Lake in Keswick for a
production of 'On Golden Pond'.
Last year for the first time we
organised a trip to The Royal
in Stratford. This was successful and we have organised another trip this
August. At the present moment all the theatre tickets have been sold but
there are spare seats on the coach for anyone wishing to just visit
Stratford for the day.
Programme of Outings
Future outings to theatre:-
11th November 2006
Clwyd 'The Ideal Husband' by Oscar Wilde.
Ticket price £12.75 plus £10 for coach.
24th February 2007 The Lowry.
Birmingham Royal Ballet performing 'Cyrano' a classic tale with music
by Carl Davis. Ticket
price £27 plus £6 for coach.