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:
KINKY BOOTS - Opera House - Monday 19th November 2018
Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory's future hanging in the balance help arrives in the unlikely form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.
A new musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper.
Price: £50 Front Circle/Centre Stalls £41 Outer Side Stalls
MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE - Lowry Theatre Tuesday 27th November 2018 - 7.30pm
Matthew Bourne, the choreographer, known for his radical and entertaining updates of classic works, creates a thrilling,
audacious version of Tchaikovsky's ballet,a modern-day Swan Lake in which the traditional female corps de ballet is replaced with a menacing male ensemble
Price: £50 Centre Circle/Stalls
THE PRODUCERS - Royal Exchange Theatre - Friday 30th November 2018 - Payment deadline 21st September
This year's Christmas musical is the award winning, hilarious show adapted from the cult comedy film by Mel Brooks.
Theatre Producer Max Bialystock has a string of failures in his wake.
But his downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom thinks that could be a good thing, a producer could make more money with a dud than a hit.
They set out to find the worst script, the worst director and the worst actors in the industry,
produce the biggest flop in Broadway history, and make a heap of cash in the process. What could possibly go wrong?
Price: £30 Stage Level Seats
CHRISTMAS IS COMING! ST ANN'S HOSPICE FESTIVAL CHOIR - Bridgewater Hall - 7.30pm Friday 14th December
Get Into the Christmas spirit and join the Festival Choir, with conductor John Pomphrey and their guests the Corus Brass Ensemble,
Bolton Junior Youth Choir, Christopher Ellis (piano) and Elin Rees (organ) for an evening of seasonal music,
including popular carols and Christmas music:
The twelve days of Christmas, Jingle Bells, Away in a manger, Sleigh Ride, O come all ye faithful, I saw three ships, Ding dong!
Merrily on high and many more!
Each year the Choir raise money for St Ann's Hospice, your attendance will help to boost this year's donation.† This is the perfect way to start Christmas, so why not come along and support a worthwhile cause.
Price: £28.50 Front Circle, Centre Stalls
WICKED - Palace Theatre - Thursday 3rd January 2019 - 7.30pm
In a witty re-imagining of the stories and characters in the Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba and how they ultimately become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Price: £58.50 Front Circle/Centre Stalls £51 Outer Side Stalls/Circle
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)