Theatre



Contact - Jenny MacDonald
Tel No.  01208 873933
Email jenny11(dot)4@live(dot)co(dot)UK



UPDATE 19TH OCTOBER 2019

U3A THEATRE GROUP EVENTS FOR REMAINDER OF 2019

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

ORGANISER

DRIVER/S

PRICE




17 October


Midsummer Night’s Dream

Live streaming

St Austell

Ann H

Anne F, Annie and Sue L

Tickets at the theatre. Meet 6.15 in the car park.




26 October

Women in Mind

Menheniot + meal


Carol

Gloria, Sheila and Judy

Supper at 6.15




1 November

Confessions of a Cockney temple dancer Calstock


Ann H

Sheila M

Cancelled – too few people could attend.





2 November


Status

Drum matinee

2.45 start

Jenny

Train travel

Jenny to be in touch on her return re travel/meal options. AH to call Dorothy about train times and route from the station.




7 November

Hansard


Live streaming

St Austell

Ann H

6.15 in car park.

Anne F to take Ann H, Jenny M and Annie. Gloria to take Irene and Dorothy. Rosie to take Margot and Mavis

All paid except possibly for Anne F




Sunday 10 November 5.00pm

42nd Street

Streaming to Bodmin cinema

Jenny M

Sue, Val, Carol and Rosie

£12.50

NB: Gill has mislaid her ticket.




17 November

3.00pm

Elves & Shoemaker

Bodmin Old Library

Val


Meet 2.00pm in LCC car park for 3.00pm show.




28 November

Present Laughter

Streaming to St Austell

Ann H

Judy, Sheila, Carol + 1

£10.20




30 November

Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel

TRP Drum

2.45pm

Jenny M

Train

£11 conc

(£13 full)




26 November – 22 Dec

Christmas

Old Library

Val

Discuss in November





6 and 7 December

Lerryn’s Christmas Crackers

Lerryn Memorial Hall, 7.00 for 7.30

Ann H

Minibus available from Lostwithiel (and back)

£7 - Tickets at Nov meeting




14 December

Ceremony of Carols by East Cornwall Bach Choir

St Petroc’s

Anne F


Tickets to be available at November meeting




29 December

Les Gloriables




No take-up




January

Mary Poppins

Bodmin College

Carol


Discuss in November





?

Kite Runner

TRP

Rosie

Discuss in November





Thursday 12 DECEMBER

LUNCH


BOOKED 12.30 FOR 1.00




EARL OF CHATHAM

Booked for 16 incl. Jenny and Judy




Cash and cheque payments to the organiser. (Direct online payments and cheques to Lostwithiel Area U3A, not to individuals.)

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SEPTEMBER  2019

Despite the absence of several regular members there were eighteen attendees enjoying refreshments and sharing ideas at this months meeting.
New plans include Camp Theatres 'Woman in Mind' at Menheniot.  Last years production was enjoyed by all, as was the pre-show meal, so we shall do this again on 26th October.  Carol is booking this for us.
Next is '42nd Street' streamed to the new Bodmin cinema, Jenny arranging for Sunday 10th Nov.
Followed by 'Elves and the Shoemaker' a matinee on 17th November arranged by ValThis is in the lovely little venue created in the Old Bodmin Library.
Then on 28th November Ann H is booking Noel Cowards 'Present Laughter'.   A production by National Theatre, streamed to St Austell cinema.
This is a busy week as it is followed by  'The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel' at TRP Drum, a matinee on 30th Nov, tickets via Judy.
The evening of 1st December brings 'Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer' to Calstock's Art Centre.  Arranged by Ann H.
An amazing variety in these six new events, enjoy!


AUGUST 2019
There are two great dance companies giving outdoor performances at present. Southpaw have a show called Icarus in Liskeard and St Austell and Yskynna have a vertical dance telling the tale of a balmaiden, Estah's Story at Heartlands heritage mine site, Redruth.  Members will go to both according to the weather situation.
We have two live streamed events planned and hope to use the new Bodmin cinema.
Midsummer Night's Dream on 17 Oct (St Austell)  Ann H is arranging this, also Hansard on 7th Nov, hopefully at Bodmin.
This is a lovely new 4 screen cinema in the preserved old Public Hall and is expecting it's satellite for streamingto be operable late Sept.
Also up coming is 'Status' at TRP's Drum, a 'Sat mat' on 2nd Nov, Jenny arranging this.
We have been enjoying Lostwithiel's Sing Along the River on Thursday evenings throughout August.
No tickets needed, just turn up - and enjoy the food too!

JULY 2019
There have been six theatre trips in the past month and as usual members enthused over what they had seen, particularly Dead Dog in a Suitcase (Bristol Old Vic) and Gigspanner.
We are so pleased that Theatre Royal Plymouth is now offering Saturday matinees for their Drum productions.   We have contacted them several times to say how much those living further afield would appreciate this as evening transport is so poor.    We were quick to choose two of these and will be going to 'Unsung' on 14 Sept and 'The Ladder' on 29 Sept, Jenny is arranging these and doubtless a lunch will also feature.
With the Kneehigh company fresh in our minds Val is organizing a trip to their Asylum marquee on Carlyon beach to see The Dancing Frog on 27 August.
Sterts are venturing into big screen films and showing Bohemian Rhapsody which Ann H is booking for us on 10 Aug.
Carol W is organizing Girl on a Train (Lyric TRP) for 5 ) October
Some members are going to HeliJazz on 9 and 10 Aug and the LAMA bus is offering transport.


MAY and JUNE 2019
We had a meeting in both months, just a combined report.
We have been missing the Hall for Cornwall venue but now summer is coming there are all the amazing outdoor and tented events. Cornwall has an abundance of these, we are very lucky.
So what are we off to enjoy?
In addition to those below May brought House on the Strand at Marsh Villa garden.
June gave us Pirates of Penzance from London Coliseum show at St Austell.
New to come are:-
June 22nd  ECBChoir, Mozart Mass at Sr Germans (Anne F)
July 2nd   Mikado, live streamed to St Austell cinema.(Judy D)
  ''  13th   Big Band in Full Swing at Sterts   (Annie))
  ''  14th  Gigspanner with Steel Eye Spans Peter Knight at Calstock (Annie)
  ''  19th  The Shearing Gang at Sterts - picnic probable - (Ann H)
Aug 22nd  Steve Knightly at Wadebridge Festival  (Annie)
Sept  6th  And Then There Were None at Sterts   (Carol W)
Oct   5th  Girl on the Train, a new play, a mystery thriller at T.R. Plymouth (Carol W)
A great variety in our choices - enjoy!
 
APRIL 2019
Currently there are 15 events to look forward to!
Those planned at our April Meeting are:-
May 4th   Gumbo Flyers and Slidebelly at the Social Club, Lostwithiel, buying our own tickets from Alice in Scandiland (see posters around town ) ( Jenny )
May 14th   All My Sons by Arthur Miller a live streaming  ( contact Annie)
June 26th   A Small Island, National Theatre live streamed ( Annie )
July 4th     Kneehigh's wonderful Dead Dog in a Suitcase.  A special trip to Bristol Old Vic, with lunch option at theatre  (contact Anne F )
July 25th    The Lehman Trilogy, also Nat. Theatre live to St Austell cinema ( Annie )
Aug 20 or 21st  Miracle's new production 'A Perfect World', at Restormel Castle, though if not under cover some may prefer seeing this at Sterts 0n July 31st
Sept 19th   The Entertainer with Shane Richie at T.R.P. matinee  ( Ann H )
So lots of great theatre trips thanks to our researchers, organizers and car drivers.
Next meeting 16th May (3rd Thursday ) starting 10.30am

March  2019
A wide variety of events continue to be enjoyed and we appreciate those who organize tickets and transport.
We'll be taking a look at the new statue 'Messenger' when we visit Plymouth on 23 March.
This months additions were the film Fishermen's Friends 24 March,
All About Eve, National Theatre live streamed at St Austell 11 April (Judy).
Anika Skoogh (jazz) at Fowey Church ( getting our own tickets Fowey Festival) 15 May.
Kate Williams at Calstock  7 June (Sheila )
Dead Dog in a Suitcase by Kneehigh at Bristol Old Vic, an exciting new venue for us, a matinee is possible going by train. 4 July.  (Anne F)
At the next meeting on 18 April we shall add The Entertainer at T.R.P
 

February 2019

At our meeting we decided against The Bodyguard booking as reviews were not great and the seats highly priced.   Les Mis also fell by the wayside as fully booked, very few single seats left at matinees.
Our five new events are:-
22 March   Pirates of St Piran, at Lerryn, an entertaining shanty band, in aid of R.N.L.I.
                Arranged by Annie, £7
13 April     Two 1 act comedies performed by the Lerryn Players - a bargain at £7.....
                Tickets via Ann H
26 April     1959-Golden Year of Jazz, Nell Maya Quartet, at Calstock. Tickets via Sheila, £10
And at Fowey Festival...,
May 10     Seth Lakeman  £23
May 16     Show of Hands  £23
Please buy your own tickets for these two.
We are considering a trip to Bristol Old Vic.

Our next meeting is March 21st





Update 18th January 2019

Note: Table below available as a pdf document via this link.


Theatre Booking Schedule

DATE

EVENT

VENUE

ORGANISER

DRIVER(S)

PRICE


2019








26 Jan

Pete Canter

and Matt Johns - Jazz

Bodmin Old Library

Annie/Ann H

Sandra, Judy,

£8.50

7.15 from Community Centre

1 February

Jazz

(Phil Beer, multi-instrumentalist)

Calstock Arts

Annie

Annie, Judy

£15


6.00 from LCC

Fri 8 Feb


Jazz (Tom Ridout)

Calstock Arts


Annie


£12

Sat 9 February

Fishermen’s Friends

Fowey Church


Annie


£15

Fri 22 Feb


LOS Players:

Murder Afoot

Church Rooms


Annie


£7.00

Sat 23 Feb

LOS Players:

Murder Afoot

Church Rooms


Jenny


£7.00

15 March


Carol Gasser

Duchy Nursery




BOOK INDIVIDUALLY VIA CRBO

22 March

7.00 for 7.30

Pirates of St Piran (For RNLI)

LCC

Annie


TBC

23 March matinee


Stoppard – Rough Crossing

TRP

Jenny


£21


April  27


Hair

TRP

Pat


£29

9 May

Annie

TRP

Sheila


TBC

June 4-8

Matinee Sat 8


Matthew Bourne’s Romeo & Juliet

TRP

Judy


£32


29 June


Les Mis

TRP

Judy


TBC


August 29

Matinee


The Bodyguard (Musical)

TRP

Helen












Cash and cheque payments to Judy. (Direct online payments and cheques to U3A, not to individuals.)

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Update 20th December 2018

Fisherman's Friends performing 9th February in Fowey


At today's  meeting 8 events were planned, running through to June 2019. Details available via this page.