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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The current bookings are:

BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS - Palace Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 21st October 2021
A magical new musical based on the classic Disney film with music and lyrics by the Sherman brothers.  When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead.   Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all.  Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea.
Price: Front Circle/ Centre Stalls £51.50    Centre Circle/Side Stalls £41.50

THE DA VINCI CODE - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Tuesday 2nd November 2021
This new play is based on the best selling Dan Brown novel. The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes.  Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles and race to uncover the truth before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls ££45

MATTHEW BOURNE'S NUTCRACKER! - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Tuesday 23rd November 2021
A new tour of this production after a gap of nine years.  Itís a Nutcracker! for all seasons, with Tchaikovskyís glorious score and Matthew Bourne's dazzling choreography and trademark wit combining to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Nutcracker! follows Claraís bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Drossí Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930ís.
Prices: Centre Circle/Stalls £52.50 - Sold Out

ALADDIN - Opera House - 1pm Friday 31st December 2021
The pantomime tells the story of Aladdin, a poor streetwise boy from Peking, who finds a magic lamp and gets entangled in the struggle between good and evil.  Assisted by his mother Widow Twanky and her hapless assistant Wishee Washee, Aladdin sets out to defeat the wicked wizard Abenazar, rescue the beautiful princess and find true love.
Price: Centre Stalls/Front Circle £34

SCHOOL OF ROCK - Palace Theatre - Monday 10th January 2022
Based on the hit film of the same name, this new stage musical with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, follows Dewey Finn, an out of work rock singer and guitarist who, to earn an extra bit of cash, pretends to be a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.  After identifying musical talent in his students, Dewey forms a band of fifth-graders in an attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands contest.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £51     Rear Circle/Stalls £41

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 13th January 2022
Direct from London, this acclaimed production of C.S. Lewis' novel is brought to life with a mixture of actors and puppets. Step through the wardrobe into the magical kingdom of Narnia for a mystical adventure in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the cold, cruel White Witch.
Price: Front Circle/Stalls Side Stalls £47.50

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. Starring Brenda Edwards as Deloris.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £48     Rear Circle/Side stalls £38

DREAMGIRLS - Palace Theatre Manchester - 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

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

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.