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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ATG the owners of the Palace Theatre and Opera House.
Update 18 March 2020, 8.30pm
Following the closure of Ambassador Theatre Group venues on Monday 16th March, we regret to confirm that we are suspending all performances at our UK venues until Sunday, 26th April 2020.
Please check this web site page for ongoing updates.

The current bookings are:

BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE MUSICAL - Opera House Manchester - 7.30pm Tuesday 24th March 2020
The iconic 1985 film, about time traveling teenager Marty McFly, has been turned into a stage musical with an all-new score alongside the movie's iconic hits, including "The Power of Love", "Johnny B Goode", "Earth Angel" and "Back in Time".
Starring West End performer Olly Dobson as Marty and featuring illusions by Paul Kieve.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £60.50 Outer Side Stalls (seats 1-4) Centre Circle (row H) £45.50

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - Palace Theatre Manchester - 7.30pm Tuesday 5th May 2020
The brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's spectacular musical.
In the sewers under the Paris Opera House a disfigured musical genius hides from the outside world. He becomes entranced by the voice of a chorus singer Christine and offers to be her tutor.
He falls in love with Christine and then, enraged by her love for Raoul, drags her away to his underground lair..........
The romantic and haunting score includes The Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the title number.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £66.50 Rear Circle/Side stalls £43.50

THE GLASS MENAGERIE - Royal Exchange Manchester - 7.30pm Friday 5th June 2020
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: Stage Level Seats £28 - Payment deadline is the 23rd March 2020

BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical - Palace Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 11th June 2020
The inspiring true story of Carole Kingís remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.  Along the way she wrote countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, Youíve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, Locomotion, Youíve Lost That Loving Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £43 Rear Circle/Side stalls £33 - Payment deadline is the 28th February 2020

SISTER ACT - Palace Theatre Manchester - Monday 29th June 2020 - Note: Change of Venue
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

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN - Royal Exchange Manchester - 7.30pm Friday 10th July 2020
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: Stage Level Seats £28 - Payment deadline is the 1st May 2020

MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING - Palace Theatre Manchester - 7.30pm Thursday 1st October 2020
A new musical based on the film of the same name and starring Alexandra Burke.  Featuring iconic songs written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David including Iíll Never Fall in Love Again, I Just Donít Know What To Do With Myself, Walk on By, I Say A Little Prayer, Whatís New Pussycat and many, many more.
Price: Front Circle/ Centre Stalls £48 Rear Circle/Side Stalls £35 - Payment deadline is the 25th May 2020

LOVE NEVER DIES - Opera House Manchester - 7.30pm Monday 19th October 2020
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in Coney Island, New York. Christine accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house.  In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, not knowing what is in store for them............ Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £51, Centre circle/Outer side stalls £42.50 (Prices will reduce by £3 per ticket if numbers exceed 40) - Payment deadline is the 6th July 2020

MATTHEW BOURNE'S NUTCRACKER! - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Tuesday 24th November
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 - Payment deadline is the 7th April 2020

STRICTLY BALLROOM - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 3rd December 2020
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 - Payment deadline is the 26th June 2020

THE LION KING - Palace Theatre Manchester - 7.30pm Tuesday 12th January 2021
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 reduced to £38.50 because numbers exceed 50
NB There are no aisle seats in the stalls - Payment deadline is the 1st March 2020

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 21st January 2021
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 - Current payment deadline is the 6th April 2020