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 below.

†Organised on behalf of Poynton High School PTA but open to Poynton U3A members.
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The current bookings are:

JERSEY BOYS - Palace Theatre - Monday 4th February 2019 - 7.30pm
The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and how these boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history.
Packed with hits such as Sherry, Oh What a Night, Big Girls Donít Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Letís Hang On (To What Weíve Got),
Bye Bye Baby, Canít Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Rag Doll and many more.
Price: £51 Front Circle/Centre Stalls £43 Rear Circle/Stalls

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN - Royal Exchange Theatre - Friday 8th February 2019 - Payment deadline 1st December
Julie Hesmondhalgh stars in the title role in this new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's classic play.
War rages over decades but it's business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams from one army camp to another with her ragtag offspring in tow.
Boots, beer, drugs, guns Ė anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of her cart. She is determined to turn conflict into capital.
But what will it cost her?
Price: £27.50 Stage Level Seats

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Opera House - Tuesday 5th March 2019
With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more.
Motown the Musical tells the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and - of course - the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.  Featuring over 50 classic hits including My Girl, What's Going On, Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain't No Mountain High Enough.
Price: £51 Stalls/Front Circle £41 Outer Side Stalls

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES - Royal Exchange Theatre - Friday 8th March 2019 - 7.30pm
For generations African men have gathered in Barber Shops, to have haircuts, to listen and more often than not to talk.
The barber shops are places to go for unofficial advice and to keep in touch with the world. The barbers are sages,
role models and father figures.
This heartwarming, hilarious and insightful play is set in six barber shops in London, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Kampala and Harare
over the course of a single day.
Co-commissioned by the National Theatre, the play received great reviews when it opened in London in 2017.
Price: £27.50 Stage Level seats

LES MISERABLES - Palace Theatre Manchester - Monday 11th March 2019
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel which begins in 1815 and culminates in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris.
The story follows the lives of several characters particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.
The score includes the songs At the End of the Day, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing,
Master of the House and many more.
Price: Centre Stalls/Front Circle £61 Rear Circle/Front Stalls £47.50

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - Lowry Theatre - Tuesday 2nd April 2019
A gripping new play based on the best selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the Dreamworks film, Rachel Watson longs for a different life.
Every day she watches what appears to be the perfect couple through the train window. When Rachel learns that the woman has disappeared she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in this thrilling mystery.
Price: £29.50 Front Circle/Stalls (£36 after 25th September)

WEST SIDE STORY - Royal Exchange Theatre - Monday 8th April 2019 - 7.30pm
Re-imagined for the round with new choreography by Aletta Collins, the first time the choreography has ever been allowed to deviate
from the iconic original.
The story translates Romeo and Juliet to 1950's Manhatten and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, which leads to the tragic outcome of the love story of Maria and Tony.
Including the classic songs Something's Coming, Maria, America, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere and Tonight.
Price: £30 Stage Level seats (Please note that tickets for this, being a musical, are £2.50 more than the other productions)

THE KING & I - Opera House Manchester - 7.30pm Tuesday 7th May 2019
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, the story of Anna Leonowens, a Victorian British widow who becomes governess to the children of the
King of Siam, is coming to Manchester directly from the London Palladium. With over 50 performers, a full scale orchestra and a score which
includes Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance.
Price: Front Circle/Stalls £54 Outer side stalls £38

HOBSON'S CHOICE - Royal Exchange Theatre - Friday 31st May 2019 - 7.30pm
A new adaptation of Harold Brighouse's classic 1916 comedy by Tanika Gupta; the play is now set in the 1980's Ugandan-Asian rag trade in Manchester's Northern Quarter.
Tailor Hari Hobson bosses his daughters about in his workshop and puts the world to rights in his local pub.
His oldest daughter, Durga, is the brains behind the business but when Hobson says that she is too valuable to lose and must give up all idea of getting married, she takes her fate into her own hands and opens a rival shop nearby.
Price: £27.50 Stage Level seats

MATTHEW BOURNE'S ROMEO & JULIET - Lowry Theatre - 7.30pm Thursday 13th June
A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic tale of conflict and young love. Confined against their will by a society
that seeks to divide, the two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together..
The New Adventures company will be joined by local young dance talent and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score will be played live
by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Price: Centre Circle/Stalls £49.50

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Palace Theatre Manchester - 7.30pm Tuesday 26th November 2019
Based on the Oscar winning film, this comedy-drama tells the story of three friends who set out on an adventure across the Australian outback in a battered old bus named Priscilla, to put on the show of a lifetime. On the way they encounter various groups and individuals who help them on their journey of self discovery and acceptance.
With flamboyant costumes and choreography the show is packed with 70's, 80's and 90's dance floor favourites including I Will Survive,
It's Raining Men, I Say a Little Prayer, Hot Stuff and Finally.
Price: £42 Front Circle/Centre Stalls £32 Rear Circle (row L)

THE BODYGUARD - Palace Theatre Manchester - 7.30pm Monday 16th December 2019
Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker in this romantic thriller based on the smash-hit film.
Featuring a host of classic songs including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving all my Love, I'm Your baby Tonight, Run for You, I have Nothing, I Wanna dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time - I Will Always Love You.
Alexandra Burke stars as Rachel Marron.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £52, Rear Circle (Row M) £42

WE WILL ROCK YOU - Palace Theatre Manchester -7.30pm Monday 3rd February 2020
Set in the future on a planet once called Earth, everyone watches the same films, wears the same clothes and thinks the same thoughts.
The Company computers generate the music and all musical instruments are banned. But resistance is growing, a hero is needed - can Galileo help them to Break Free....? With 24 of Queen's greatest hits including Radio Ga Ga, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course We Will Rock You!
Price: Front circle/centre stalls £44.50 Rear circle (Row M)/Rear stalls (Row T) £30.50 (Early Booking Offer if tickets booked and paid for by 15th June, tickets will be £49,50 & £35.50 afterwards)