Theatre and Cinema Group
THIS GROUP IS SUSPENDED FOR THE MOMENT PENDING FINDING SOMEONE TO ORGANISE THE GROUP
|Venue||We don't have meetings, but members are contacted regularly with a list of forthcoming productions (Usually covering 2 months) from which they then choose what they wish to see.|
|Day/Time||Variable for cinema and theatre visits. Visits to the theatre are mainly evening performances but can be afternoon if required.|
The cinema visits are for the ‘live’ performances ‘beamed’ from The National Theatre, The Globe Theatre,The Met Opera, etc; and these cover opera, ballet, Shakespeare plays, exhibitions etc.
These performances are not normally expensive, in the region of £12 - £20.
The theatre visits cover anything at the Theatre Royal; but obviously these tickets are much more expensive. We also cover productions from the Pavilions or by The Tamaritans
NEWS FROM THE FILM AND THEATRE GROUP
As my last report was written in April, we have seen quite a few things since then.
May and June were quite busy, with a couple of our members going to the theatre to see “Annie”, mainly because Craig Revel Horwood was in it, and they both enjoyed it very much. Also there were two Matthew Bourne ballets to see, “Swan Lake” which was on at the cinema and “Romeo and Juliet” at the theatre. “Swan Lake” had been to the theatre twice before and it was his version with the all-male swan chorus, one of his best ballets in some opinions. The people who went to see it thought it was excellent, and so did those of us who went to the theatre recently to see his latest ballet, “Romeo and Juliet”. Shakespeare may have had some difficulty in recognising his original play but the ballet was superb.
“Romeo and Juliet” was on at the cinema later but this was the traditional version performed by the Royal Ballet, with the only similarities being in Prokofiev’s score.
Also in June 14 of us went to the theatre to see “Les Mis”, some of us serious aficionados on our 3rd, 4th or even 5th visit to the show – and we still thought it was wonderful.
June was a very busy month as, apart from the performances above, there were also visits to see “Pirates of Penzance”, ”The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the ballet “Victoria” and the National Theatre’s production of “Small Island”, all of which were very good.
July and August are often quite quiet, but a documentary on Pavarotti and an Andre Rieu Concert provided some musical entertainment, while the usual rollicking performance of Shakespeare from the Globe gave us “Measure for Measure”.
Now that September is here the productions have started in earnest and we have quite a few things booked for this month and for October.
SE 8th September 2019