PHS-PTA Theatre Trips Group†
Organiser: Elaine Roe
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 Meeting  Transport by coach is included in the prices of all the tickets and a minimum number of 25 people are needed to make any trip viable.  Payment for any of the trips should be made at General Meetings or by post before the cutoff date.  
Places cannot be reserved without payment.

Please see a full list of events itemised below.

†Organised on behalf of Poynton High School PTA but open to Poynton U3A members.
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(Last Updated: 28th April 2022)

SINGING IN THE RAIN - Opera House - Tuesday 10th May 2022
Adapted from the 1952 classic film and featuring songs Make 'Em Laugh, Moses Supposes, Good Mornin' and of course the famous title number.  Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.
Price: Front Circle/ Centre Stalls £51.00     Centre Circle/Side Stalls £42.50

THE CHER SHOW - Opera House - 7.30pm Thursday 19th May 2022
The show tells the story of Cher's rise to fame from a young girl with big dreams to global superstardom, selling over one hundred million records and winning awards for her singing and acting along the way.  Featuring her biggest hits, including The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe, Turn Back Time, Strong Enough and Believe.
Price: Front Circle/ Centre Stalls £44     Outer side stalls £34

SISTER ACT - Opera House - 7.30pm Monday 4th July 2022
Based on the iconic film the show tells the hilarious story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.  Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she wonít be found Ė a convent!  Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Sandra Marvin will play Deloris with Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior, Lesley Joseph as Sister Mary Lazarus and Clive Rowe as Eddie.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £48     Rear Circle/Side stalls £38

THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Royal Exchange Manchester Ė 7.30pm Friday 2nd September 2022
A new version of Tennessee Williams' play directed by Atri Banerjee who recently directed Hobson's Choice.  In a shabby apartment, a troubled sister and her brother pick a path through the wreckage of a broken family home.  Their mother is desperate to marry Laura off Ė so when Tom brings home a suitor for her, hopes are high that they may have found the man of their dreams.
Price: £28 Stage Level Seats

DREAMGIRLS - Palace Theatre - Monday 19th September 2022
Meet The Dreams Ė Effie, Lorrell and Deena Ė three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history.  Join the three friends as they embark upon a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show business, testing their friendships to the very limit.
Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You Iím Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.
Price: Front Circle/ Centre/Side Stalls £53     Rear Circle/Side Stalls £38

MRS DOUBTFIRE - Opera House - 7.30pm Tuesday 27th September 2022
A new comedy musical, based on the Robin Williams film of the same name, is making its UK debut in Manchester.
Out of work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids.  After losing custody in a messy divorce he creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire to stay in their lives.  As his new character takes on a life of its own Mrs Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.
Price: £56 (Circle row F, Stalls rows L&M)       £49 (Circle row A, Stalls row Q)

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - Royal Exchange Manchester - 7.30pm Monday 24th October 2022
A play based on the cult Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Lonely at home and viciously bullied at school, Oskar retreats into solitude with only his Rubik's cube and imagination to keep him company.  But then Eli moves in next door.  Oblivious to cold weather, she never seems to eat, and some days she looks strangely old.  Hanging out on the jungle gym, and practising Morse code through the walls, the two teenagers forge an unlikely friendship.  When a butchered body is found in a nearby forest and the truth about Eli slowly unfolds, their bond is stretched to breaking point.
Price: £28 Stage Level Seats

THE LION KING - Palace Theatre - 7.30pm Tuesday 8th November 2022
With a cast of over 40 actors, singers & dancers, the story of The Lion King is brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood & becoming king.
Price: Centre Circle/Centre Side Stalls £38.50     NB There are no aisle seats in the stalls - Sold Out

MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 24th November 2022
Matthew Bourne, the choreographer known for his radical and entertaining updates of classic works, creates his own version of Tchaikovsky legendary ballet.  The traditional tale is re-imagined as a Gothic romance, with Aurora waking from her century-long slumber in the modern day; a world more mysterious than any fairy story!
Price: £55.50 Centre Circle/Stalls

BETTY! A SORT OF A MUSICAL - Royal Exchange Manchester - 7.30pm Monday 5th December 2022
Maxine Peake and Seiriol Davies write and star in this brand-new production.  As the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroyd is a Dewsbury girl to celebrate, and the six ladies (plus Calvin) of The Dewsbury Players are going to do just that... through the medium of musical theatre!  Their high-kicks may be wobbly, their acting Ďenthusiasticí and the props left over from a production of MISS SAIGON; but, tonight, the Village Hall is their theatre of dreams!  Emboldened by their heroine's indefatigable tenacity, this amateur group prove themselves to be extraordinary women on and off stage.
Price: £32.50 Stage Level Seats

STRICTLY BALLROOM - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 29th June 2023
Based on the film of the same name Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings.  When his radical and daring dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran.  Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps donít need to be strictly ballroom!  With chart-topping hits performed live on stage including Time After Time, Letís Dance, Iím So Excited, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Sway (Quien Sera), Mambo No. 5, Dancing With Myself, Sugar Sugar, Itís the End of the World as We Know It, Teardrops and Love is in the Air.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £46.50

†Organised on behalf of Poynton High School PTA but open to Poynton U3A members.