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Category Archives: Theatre News
So far the following shows are going on:-
RIVERDANCE Saturday 28th August at 2.00 pm in the Royal Concert Hall.
Looking forward to lunch with you.
CHICAGO Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 2.30pm in the Royal Concert Hall.
Please contact me a.s.a.p as I have to pay for tickets £49.50. on the 20th August.
SINGING IN THE RAIN Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 2.00pm. in Royal Concert Hall
SISTER ACT Wednesday 10th May 2023 at 2.00pm. in Theatre Royal.
I have cancelled 9 to 5 The Musical, 27.10.21, The Adams Family 13.11.21 and The Book of Mormon 20.8.22. My apologies if you were down to see any of these performances.
To contact Barbara Ives, the group leader, please use the form below:-
River Dance is on at Theatre Royal on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th August 2021.
We are booked in for 2.00 pm on Saturday 28th August. It could be our first trip to the theatre for over a year. We should all have been double vaccinated by then – so fingers crossed.
Keep calm and carry on.
Here is the latest theatre news:-
Mathew Bourne’s The Red Shoes has been replaced with Nutcracker and is on Thursday 8th April 2021 at 2.00pm. Tickets £40.50 booked and paid for.
I have 10 tickets for The Great Gatsby Ballet on Saturday 1st May 2021 at 2.30 pm. Tickets are £45.00.
10 tickets for The Adams Family now on Saturday 22nd May 2021 at 2.30 pm. Tickets £43.00.
10 tickets for 9 to 5 The Musical on 9th June 2021 on Wednesday at 2.00 pm. Tickets £50.00.
Here Come The Boys, Aljaz, Pasha and Graziano, on Sunday 4th July 2021 at 2.30 pm. Tickets £40.00. 4 tickets booked and paid for.
The Book of Mormon Musical on Saturday 7th August 2021 at 2.30 pm. Tickets £65.00.
Riverdance on Saturday 28th August 2021 at 2.00pm. Tickets £50.00. This is all booked and paid for.
Please let me know if you may be interested in any of the shows. I know it may be difficult to guess what we might be doing next year but I need to have an idea of how many tickets to reserve. Keep safe. To contact Barbara, please use the form below:-
Band of Gold on Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 2.00 pm Tickets £30.50
Matthews Bourne’s The Red Shoes on Thursday 16th April 2020 at 2.00 pm Tickets £40.50
Royal Concert Hall
Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 2.30 pm Tickets £52.00
‘Live at Lunch’ free concerts Friday 29th November 2019 Royal Northern College of Music.
Christmas carols and Festive songs Monday 9th December 2019 from NTU Chamber Choir
Both these concerts start at 1.00 pm but will be popular so plan to arrive early.
If you are interested in the history of the theatre you can go to www.ourtheatreroyal.org for much more information.
Many thanks, Barbara.
To contact Barbara, the group leader, please use the form below:-
One of the joys of going to the theatre is the unexpected; this was the case for Bill Kenwright’s production of Cabaret. An electronic display gave the mostly familiar warning, ‘This performance contains – smoke, flashing lights, loud noises, nudity.’ In the auditorium the fire curtain displays the word WILLCOMMEN; the show begins when the letter ‘O’ opens like a camera shutter to reveal the Master of Ceremonies who in song bids us welcome to the Kabarett.
The curtain goes up, the scene is set in Berlin, the year 1931, the location the licentious Kit Kat club. We are treated to suspenders, garters, leather shorts and burlesque dress for all performers who entertain us with song accompanied by sensuous gymnastical dance. In contrast there are episodes depicting the lives of ordinary Berliners. The effervescent MC remained a colourful and energetic character throughout the first act as the ‘liberty’ of the club unfolds.
Act one closed and there was a noticeable silence within our group as we all assimilated what we had seen. In act 2, the story becomes clearer as songs and narrative allude to the rise of the Nazi party. The songs and dances are no less powerful, but more restrained. Life for all Berliners was changing; the once enigmatic MC who had at one time parodied Hitler could only watch as the Kit Kat club is closed down.
Outstanding voices, remember some of the songs, Willkommer, Mein Herr, Money; fantastic choreography, brilliant acting, and nudity. Amazing production.