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 latest booking

At the Watermill on Saturday October 13th, travelling  by Community Bus – TRIAL BY LAUGHTER by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, who wrote The Wipers Times. This new play at The Watermill is based on real life events. William Hone the forgotten hero of free speech was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817 he stood trial for impious blasphemy and seditious libel, when the only crime he had committed was to be funny! Funny about Religion, Governments and Monarchy. He proceeded to fight with help from friends to  seek vindication for his laughable offences in one of the most remarkable legal cases of its time. Bearing in mind that these days there is a great deal more freedom in saying what we think, it will be amusing in an ironic way to see this and should be very funny. The cost for this trip is £30 and so please send a cheque for this to Jane (address on form, on web site or in newsletter) by 5th July. Please also indicate on the form whether you require a buffet lunch (at  your own cost) in the theatre.

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