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Theatre Trips

Matinees by Public/Own Transport

Theatre trips, using public/own transport are organised for members of this group. The performances will be as varied as possible and will usually be matinees in the theatres around the Midlands. When a theatre trip has been arranged, full details and a booking form will be sent to all members of the group with no obligation to book. To join the group's circulation list, use the Contact Us page.


Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Saturday 25 January 2020 2.30pm.



Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Saturday 4 April 2020 2.30pm

It's murder putting on a new musical - literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Starring Jason Manford(The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Aduba and Carly Stenson(Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalot and Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From the creaters of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.

Inclusive Cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £39.50 Bookings will close on 25 January 2020.


Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Saturday 16 May 2020 2.30pm

A new farce by John Cleese* based on Monsieur Chasse by Georges Feydeau. This hilarious new adaption is a blend of French Farce and Fawlty Towers. (*Mr Cleese does not appear in this production - he wanted to, but they wouldn't let him). When Leontine, a respectable society lady, discovers that she's been hoodwinked by her husband, Duchotel, who's always pretending to go hunting but really chasing after other 'prey', she vows to take revenge on the philanderer! But while Duchotel's away, his lifelong friend comes calling - and he's on the hunt too. Will Leontine get caught in his sights, or instead set a trap of her own? Secrets unravel as the devilish Duchotel finds himself snared in a door-slamming, trouser-dropping, balcony-climbing night of chaos set amidst the stylish apartments of Paris. Starring: Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel in Only Fools and Horses and on stage, The Winslow Boy and Shirley Valentine), Tony Gardner (Struck off and Die, My Parents are Aliens, Last Tango in Halifax and on stage in Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce), Wendi Peters (Cilla Battersby in Coronation Street and the West End hit musical BIG.)

Inclusive Cost (U3A £1 session fee and seat) £26.50 Bookings will close on 10 March 2020.

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.

Use the Contact Us page to register your interest in this group. Full details of these and any future Theatre Trips will then be sent direct to your inbox.

Last modified: January 14 2020 14:26:09.