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.
The current bookings are:
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 Manhattan 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
& JULIET - Opera House Manchester - 7.30pm Thursday 26th September
& Juliet explores what may have happened if Juliet didn't die at the end of Shakespeare's original play but instead heads to Paris with her best friends to try to recover from the death of her soul mate.
A timely and timeless tale of one independent young woman writing her own story and proving when it comes to love, there's always life after Romeo The show includes some of pop music's most iconic songs, including Baby One More Time, Everybody, Love Me Like You Do and I Cant Feel My Face
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £38, Centre Circle (Row H), Outer side stalls (seats 1-4) £30
CURTAINS - Palace Theatre - 7.30pm Tuesday 8th October
A backstage murder mystery from Kander and Ebb, creators of Cabaret and Chicago.
The star of the new Broadway bound musical Robin Hood has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects.
Time to call in local detective Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan.
Starring Jason Manford as Frank.
Price: Front Circle/Centre Stalls £32.50 (if booked and paid for by 20th May)
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)