This group goes to various local theatres.
Most visits will be to matinee performances, various days with occasional evening performance.
Scottish Ballet have given us a good selection of Ballet some we have liked more than others some have been difficult to follow like “Alice” the costumes were beautiful as was the scenery, but the Ballet was different. Now “Cinderella” and “Giselle” were traditional Ballet but Scottish Ballet introduced “Pennies from Heaven” a modern Ballet, at the start it was like they were practicing their pieces, but the second half was brilliant every small detail from that period in life 1928-1935 was perfect. The Bell Boy’s black and red suit with small pill o box hat, the Ladies beautiful colourful dresses, long three quarter gloves, beads swinging from their necks, Gentlemen in evening suits wearing evening suits and white gloves. A brilliant show for everyone who attended.
Of course people of my generation can remember when we went to dances when it was evening dress and men wore white gloves. I can remember wearing a pair of green silk gloves to a farmer’s ball.
The Russian Ballet, what can I say about these different shows. All I can say those who enjoyed “Swan Lake on Ice” and in the previous year “Snow White on Ice” will know what I mean as the dancing was superb and the costumes were lovely. Musicals are something we all enjoy. “Dancing Queen” has great tunes, made us all want to sing-a-long, “Legally Blonde” was another one. “Calendar Girls” was a great show spoiled by difficulty in hearing them speak. It would have been better if microphones were attached to their clothes! “Dirty Dancing” another brilliant show. “Keeping Up Appearances” was another show I enjoyed. “The Sleeping Beauty – the Ballet” was excellent.
All you new Members, who are joining the Theatre Group, this is just a few of the shows we have seen since our group was formed. I hope you will enjoy the Theatre Outings as much as the rest of us.
Nite Nite from Margaret Stirling.
Contact Group co-ordinator Margaret Stirling for more details.