We visit theatres within reasonable distance, and in convivial company. In recent times we have visited The Everyman in Cheltenham, The Theatre Royal in Bath, The Watermill near Newbury, The Playhouse in Oxford as well as experiencing Shakespearian productions both in the Open Air and at Stratford. Our tastes are wide ranging include opera and ballet, comedy, thrillers and musicals. We are mentioned in the newsletter but full details can be found here on the web site or you could be on our emailing list and then you receive the information first.

There are now 70 plus  members of the theatregoers, we travel either by coach or sometimes the community bus (when numbers are low). Sometimes we have lunch before the performance. Mostly matinees, but occasionally evening performances. An excellent time well spent.

Click here for application form for any of the events listed below

The new programme is finally here!


WHISKY GALORE at The Salisbury Playhouse.  On Saturday 30th June, matinee. We have lovely seats and I hope that enough of you will come to allow for a full size coach. That also means there would be room on board for passengers who would just like a day out in Salisbury. Please phone for a price for journey only. This new production of Mackenzie’s play is set in 1955.

It is a tribute to the feisty, fearless all female companies of the post war years, featuring the Pallas Players as they play all the hilarious characters in this comedy classic. The islanders of Great and Little Todday are dismayed to find their whisky supply dwindling as the government diverts the precious stuff to the Americans, trying to bribe them to support the war effort. Then there is a shipwreck…….

The price of this very funny play is £38 pp which incudes transport.  Please send your total payment plus a form to Jane at the address on the form by 27th April.

A Mystery!

SHERLOCK HOLMES—THE FINAL CURTAIN at The Everyman in Cheltenham, matinee, on Saturday 21st July.  We will be travelling by Community Bus, and are sitting in the Circle (there is a lift). Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast, he keeps bees, occasionally fishes, and plays his violin when rheumatism allows! Sounds a perfect member for the U3A! He comes out of retirement to solve a mystery involving Mrs Watson (the widow of Dr.John Watson). Starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard. The total price is £43 for this exciting performance. Lots of time before the deadline—15th May. Send your total payment plus a form to Jane at the address on the form in this newsletter.

Separate cheques, and forms for separate shows.

As always with all bookings, the name of the performance clearly marked on the back of the cheque and for more than one performance, separate cheques!

Contact Sylvia Bowley 01367 241296 sylkenbow@talktalk.net  or Jane Horey 01793 766177 janehorey@hotmail.com


Fill in the form available above, following the instructions on it.

All members are welcome to join us on any trip, also should you wish to go to the venue (Cheltenham or Stratford, as a tourist or shopper and not the theatre) then it would be possible to use the coach as transport only. We do have a mailing list of interested members, and when we book an outing anybody on that list will receive notification, so if you do not receive such emails (or letters) and would like to, then contact me – Sylvia Bowley 01367 241296 – sylkenbow@talktalk.net, to be added. Alternatively if you are on the list, and no longer interested then contact me to be removed.

If you have any ideas yourselves or particular wishes then please tell us and we will see what we can do.

We have an emailing (non email too) list of everyone who has shown an interest, if you do not wish to be on that mailing list any more then please let us know.

Sylvia Bowley 01367 241296

Margaret Starr

Jane Horey 01793 766177