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The Theatre Matinee Group in 2006
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The 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 Shakespeare Company 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:-

Saturday 11th November 2006 Theatre Clwyd  'The Ideal Husband' by Oscar Wilde.
Ticket price £12.75 plus £10 for coach.

Saturday 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.

Group representative:  Pat Whinnerah.
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