I will try and organise up to four trips per year and will welcome any suggestions of shows, concerts, plays etc that you would like to see and theatres that you wish to visit within approximately a two hour drive from Dorchester. Please note that I need at least 3 months to get all the arrangements in place. I am going to compile an e mail circulation list so if you wish to be notified of future trips, please sign up at one of our Monthly Meetings or let me know by e-mail or phone. I want to arrange trips that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. Peter Scaife.
To book any of the Theatre Trips please get in touch with Peter Scaife, Group Leader (Contact details in Newsletter)
Theatre Trips for 2020
THE KITE RUNNER at Salisbury Playhouse Theatre on Thursday 19th March at 2.15 pm.
The production is based on Khaled Houseini’s novel.
The streets of Kabul are full of excitement for a kite flying tournament but no one can foresee the terrible incidents that will shatter lives.
A coach will depart from Weymouth at 9.30 am, Dorchester 9.50/10.10 am returning between 6 and 6.30 pm. Inclusive cost £30.00 Coach travel to Salisbury is available at £8 per person.
This performance is now SOLD OUT but there are a few seats available on the coach for anyone wishing to travel to Salisbury for a day's outing. I'm happy to take names for a standby list.
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL at the Theatre Royal WINCHESTER on Saturday 2 May at 2.30 pm.
The production is based on the Helen Forrester million selling book and is a period drama set in the 1930’s. An all star cast includes Mark Moraghan, Sian Reeve and Eric Potts.
A coach will depart Weymouth at 9.15 am Dorchester 9.30/9.50 am returning between 7 and 7.30 pm. Inclusive cost £32.00. Coach travel to Winchester is available at £10 per person.
STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE BUT SELLING FAST
I’m always happy to take names for a standby list if you are not sure if you can make the date. Non-members welcome on payment of an extra 50 pence.
New theatre outing: H.M.S.Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Something a little different for our next outing to the Northcott Theatre in Exeter on Wednesday 24 June at 2.30 pm We'll see Sasha Regan’s all-male version of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, taking you below deck, where World War 2 troops set out a distraction from the goings-on above board. With infectious tunes and a beautifully constructed libretto it deals with the age-old conundrum of love between the social classes.
A coach will depart Weymouth at 9.30 am Dorchester 9.45/10 am. Pick ups at Tesco, South Station and Poundbury. Arrival in Exeter 11.45 am approx. with time for shopping/lunch before the show.
Cost £37.00 to include coach travel, theatre ticket, gratuities and U3A attendance fee. Coach Travel available to visit Exeter for the day at £10 per person, with drop off in City Centre but return from the Northcott Theatre. Payment may be made at the Monday Monthly Meeting, posting a cheque to me at 11,Trent Close, Tolpuddle, Dorchester DT2 7HA payable to "U3A Dorchester and District Excursions A/C" or bank transfer (details available by phone or e mail)
Please note that our Bank has asked for any cheques to be made payable to U3A Dorchester and District Excursions Account. You can always post a cheque to my home address or telephone for alternative arrangements. Non members may attend upon payment of an extra 50p.
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