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Matinees by Public/Own Transport
THEATRE TOURGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton Thursday 2 May 2019 1.00pm
Enjoy a 90 minute private tour of the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre with other Stafford U3A members
During the guided tour you will visit all front of house areas, backstage, on stage and hopefully a dressing room (dependent on its occupancy)
There will be tea, coffee and biscuits provided in the Encore lounge upon arrival.
Inclusive cost (Tour, refreshments and U3A £1 session fee) £13.00
Bookings will close on 15 April 2019
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Grand Theatre is only a short walk from Wolverhampton Railway Station & Bus Stations with frequent trains from Stafford to Wolverhampton and Bus Number 54, taking just unde an hour, running every 60 minutes from Chell Road & Stafford Railway Station.
SHAKE THAT THING! THE GREAT BRITISH SWING DANCE SHOWTown Hall, Birmingham Sunday 28 April 2019 3.00pm Inclusive cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £23.50
A dazzling dance-show sensation featuring music, song and dance from the Roaring 20s and Fabulous 30s including the Charleston, the Lindy-Hop, the Black Bottom and more.
Featuring the Swing Time Jivers, Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra and Special Guest Catherine Sykes.
The programme includes Puttin' on the Ritz, Anything Goes, Cheek to Chee, Crazy Rhythm, Shake That Thing and many other well-known songs.
As it is expected that many theatre goers in the Stalls will stand during the performance, obscuring the view of those sitting down, we have seats only in the Circle, rows A and B (non-concession box office price £29.50)
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Town Hall, Birmingham is only a short walk from New Street Station with frequent trains from Stafford Railway Station.
Bookings will close on 18 February 2019
VIENNESE STRAUSS GALAGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton Sunday 20 January 2019 3.00pm Inclusive Cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £28.50
The 33 Piece British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra feature Johann Strauss's great waltz and polka tunes including By the Beautiful Blue Danube and The Thunder and Lightning Polka as well as a taste of his masterpiece Die Fledermaus. Highlights from the Merry Widow recall the genius of Franz Lehar, which - along with a wealth of operetta favourites from The Student Prince, The New Moon, The Gypsy Baron, The White Horse Inn and many more - make for a truly wonderful afternoon. Join Fritz the waiter in his little cafe in old Vienna as he recalls, in his own inimitable Viennese style, the great composers and celebrities he and his family have served over the generations. With the help of his guests, Fritz recalls the glories of Strauss, Lehar and Viennese Operetta.
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Grand Theatre is only a short walk from Wolverhampton Railway Station with frequent trains from Stafford to Wolverhampton. Unfortunately, there are no buses on Sundays.
Bookings close on 26 November 2018.
ANNIEGrand Theatre, Wolverhampton Thursday 21 February 2019 2.30pm Inclusive cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £42.50
This 'glorious revival' (The Times) returns to Wolverhampton direct from the West End. Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie's search for her true family. With its Tony award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs It's The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street, I Don't Need Anything But You and Tomorrow, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll love it!
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Grand Theatre is only a short walk from Wolverhampton Railway & Bus Stations with frequent trains from Stafford to Wolverhampton and Bus Number 54, taking just under an hour, running every 60 minutes from Chell Road & Stafford Railway Station.
Bookings close on 27 October 2018.
CRIMES ON THE NILEGarrick Theatre, Lichfield. Saturday 23 March 2019 2.30pm Inclusive cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £22.00
Multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, return to Lichfield Garrick with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller.
Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile when tragedy strikes again. The passengers and staff are suspects, the murder count is growing, will Arinae's little grey cells identify the murderer in time?
A cast of just four perform multiple outrageous characters, inventive set pieces and whisk the plot along in a romp.
PLEASE NOTE: No transport has been arranged but the Lichfield Garrick is only a short walk from Lichfield Bus Station with buses from Stafford Chell Road to Lichfield every half hour.
Bookings close on 28 December 2018
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