Theatre Outings - Questors
Mainly, I will be organising visits to Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing several times a year whenever there is a production in the main theatre that takes place on a weekend matinee.
Tickets for Questors Theatre, usually at a discounted rate of £10, will be available to all Ealing U3A members.
Questors has a number of productions coming up in the first part of this year - see details in 'Dates for your Diary' below.
Convener: Rosemary Hart, tel - 07919 080035, or email through the blue bird above
|Dates for your Diary|
|Sun Jun 2nd||
Sunday, 2nd June at 2.30pm
Nell Gwynn By Jessica Swale
She’s got charm and wit, and the king by her side.
It’s 17th century London, and Nell Gwynn is an orange-hawker. After heckling at the theatre, she meets prestigious actor Charles Hart who takes her under his wing. Nell soon causes merry mayhem in a male-dominated world by becoming one of the first female actors, as well as Hart’s lover.
When Charles II grants permission for women to act, he sees charming Nell onstage and becomes besotted with her. Despite having a wife and a mistress, he takes her from Hart and they begin their own affair. Nell soon faces threats from the king’s chief minister to pick the theatre or the king. But how will she choose?
Filled with bawdy jokes, comical characters and songs and dances, Nell Gwynn is a true love story set against an often farcical theatrical world.
Tickets on sale at Thursday meetings from the convener, Rosemary Hart, price £10
|Sat Jul 20th||
ORANGE TREE THEATRE, Richmond
Saturday 20th July, 2019, 2.30 pm
While The Sun Shines by Terence Rattigan
"I'll tell you but you won’t believe me. I slept in the same bed with an earl... No, not a girl, stupid, an earl"
London in the Blitz, and identities get confused: time to make hay...
The first major London revival of this delectably charming comedy in decades. Rattigan’s greatest hit played for over 1,000 performances in the West End when it opened in 1943.
★★★★ “a slickly plotted wartime comedy of romantic entanglements and mislaid affections” The Telegraph
Tickets £22.50 can be purchased from Rosemary Hart at a Thursday meeting. Those members who do not attend on Thursdays should contact Rosemary by phone or email.