SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Autumn 2019 Programme

  

West End Theatre Trips (Members may attend one of the following)

 ‘Matilda, at the Cambridge Theatre, Wednesday 9 October 2019 at 2.00pm. Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 90 international awards, including 23 for Best Musical. We have 60 tickets for this performance.

‘Phantom of The Opera’, at the Majesty’s Theatre, Thursday 10th October at 2.30pm.  

The haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel of the same name and is set in the heart of the Paris Opera House. As young ballet dancer Christine Daae becomes the object of The Phantom's secret affections, he manipulates her career at the expense and horror of the Opera House staff and stars. A truly romantic tragedy, this beautiful story is set against one of the West End's most memorable scores that includes hit songs such as “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and of course, “The Phantom of the Opera”. We have 60 tickets for this performance.

 

Coach outings (Members may attend one of the following)

 Buratta’s  Pub Lunch and Garden Centre, Twyford, Tuesday 5th November. Enjoy a pub lunch at our regular haunt followed by some Christmas shopping at the local Wyevale Garden Centre. Please note there are limited places (maximum 49) on this trip due to the size of the pub.

 Shopping  at Polhill Garden Centre and Pub Lunch, Wednesday 13th November. Enjoy a pub lunch followed by Christmas shopping at your favourite Polhill Garden Centre.

 

Festive Break to Littlecote House, Hungerford, Berkshire: Monday 25th to Friday 29th November 2019

Built in the mid-1500s, this beautiful Grade I listed Tudor manor has a truly unique story. History is literally on your doorstep: the stunning location has played host to occupying Romans, a Tudor tryst and even a Civil War army. The grounds contain an ornate Roman mosaic floor and settlement remains. Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour here, and the D-Day landings were planned within the house. England’s last remaining Cromwellian Chapel in a private house is also here, and the property offers many more historical jewels for you to explore at your leisure. All of this comes with outstanding service, delicious food in our spacious restaurant, live entertainment every night, and a host of activities from tennis to air-rifle shooting.

Places on this holiday are limited and will be allocated firstly to new members and those who did not go on one of the Summer holidays. You will increase your chance of securing a place on the holiday if you are willing to share a room.