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The Theatre Matinee Group 2012
Programme of Outings
This Year
Theatre Matinee Club


The Matinee Club covers the four U3A branches in our area ---High Lane, Romiley, Marple, and Marple Bridge & Mellor. The club was started several years ago before Marple Bridge & Mellor was formed and on inception were invited to join in.

The club visits theatres as far afield as Stratford, the Lake District, Theatre Clwyd and the New Vic in Newcastle under Lyme, as well as The Lowry, The Crucible, The Royal Exchange, The Library Theatre, Bolton Octagon and the Buxton Opera House..
We are a Matinee Club and cannot at present organise evening visits.

Programme of Outings

25th January.    Lowry Theatre,  2.00pm.  Birmingham Royal Ballet perform "Beauty and the Beast".
                         Tickets cost £25.50 each, coach £7.
 Last date for booking - 30th November.

10th March.
     The Grange Arts Centre, Oldham,  2.30pm.  “Taking Steps” by Alan Ayckbourn,
                         Tickets cost £8.50, coach £10.00.
 Last date for booking - 12th January.

31st March.      The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, 2.15pm.  "Weekend Breaks” by
                         John Godber, 
Ticket & Coach £18.00.  Last date for booking - 21st February.

26th May  .       Royal Exchange, 4.00pm.  "Lady Windermere's Fan” by Oscar Wilde.
                         £16.50 - no coach. 
Last date for booking - 26th April.

5th July.           The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon,  1.15pm.  “Julius Caesar”
                         by William
                         Ticket & coach £35.00.
 Last date for booking - 16th February.

29th Sept.         The Palace Theatre,  2.30pm.  “Madame Butterfly - The Ballet”
Tickets cost £25.00 each, coach £5.  Last date for booking - 31st May.

27th October.   The Plaza Theatre, Stockport  1.15pm.  Stockport Operatic Society,
                         “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter.
                         Ticket £12.00.  No coach.  Last date for booking - 31st July.

23rd December. The Bridgewater Hall  3.00pm.  The Halle Christmas Carol Concert.
                         Ticket £24.75.
 Ticket & Coach £32.  Last date for booking - 31st August.


16th March.      The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyne.
                         Rutherford & Son by Githa Sowerby, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller.

                               Ticket £10.00, Ticket & Coach £21.00.  Last date for booking - 18th February.

27th March.     The Palace Theatre, Manchester, 2.30pm.  The Lion King.
                               Ticket £47.50, Ticket & coach £53.00.  MUST BE PAID FOR IMMEDIATELY.

Group representative:  Pat Whinnerah.
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