Theatre Appreciation Group
Group Lead Anne Marie Gleeson : Deputy Lead Maureen McCoy
MEETINGS EVERY 1st/3rd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH STARTING 10.30am
~~~~ S E A S O N 2019 / 2020 ~~~~
TRIP TO KESWICK - 16th - 20th OCTOBER 2019
Eleven of us did the trip and had a great time, unfortunately Judith had to cancel at the last minute but we hope she's feeling a lot better now. Most of us stuck the course and thoroughly enjoyed the six plays and we all had different choices as to the top play, but definitely the play that came last on the list was 'Dear Uncle', an adaptation of Chekhov's play 'Uncle Vanya' by Alan Ayckbourn and we wondered why he'd bothered. A photo on the right shows the happy bunch before some of us came home.
NEXT MEETING - WEDNESDAY 20th NOVEMBER 2019
Our next get together is this coming Wednesday 20th November, when Angela is doing a presentation on 16/17th century Women Playwrights. We went to see a play in Stratford by Mary Pick who was the most well know playwright in the 1700s but nobody now knows her.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH - WEDNESDAY 18th DECEMBER 2019
Margaret (Ord) has now booked the WHITE HART in Sankey Street for our Christmas Lunch on the 18th December. For anyone wishing to join us, Margaret needs a £5 deposit and choice of menu (2 or 3 courses) by our next Bold Street meeting which is on Wednesday 13th November 2019. Time agreed was to meet at 12 noon at the White Hart.
WHERE: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
WHEN: We meet in the Lounge in Bold Street Methodist Church Hall [from Bold Street, through the second back entrance—not the Cafe entrance—to the 2nd Floor, (there is a lift) through double doors then the room on your right every:
We start the meetings with a coffee/tea and discuss the lists of what's on at local theatres and Cinema Screenings of plays at the Odeon Westbrook and Cineworld Runcorn as well as local Amateur Dramatics. Its then down to the subject of the day - see diary below.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Dec 4th||Quiz - bring your Pointless knowledge to play in teams.|
|Wed Dec 18th||Christmas lunch - details to be announced.|
|Wed Jan 8th 2020||Digital Theatre Streaming Encore - The Crucible with Richard Armitage Pt.I|
|Wed Jan 22nd 2020||Digital Theatre Streaming Encore - The Crucible with Richard Armitage Pt.II|
|Wed Feb 5th 2020||GUEST SPEAKER: Ian Bowden from Altrincham Little Theatre talking on 'History of Theatre'|
|Wed Feb 19th 2020||Awards Season Winners/Nominations - discussion on who should have won what?|
|Wed Mar 4th 2020||Music for Films and TV|
|Wed Mar 18th 2020||My Most Memorable Performance - Everyone to tell their own particular favourite.|
|Wed Apr 1st 2020||GUEST SPEAKER: Modern Perspective on Shakespeare's Women - Jackie Starkey|
|Wed Apr 15th 2020||Miriam Margoyles on 'Dickens Women' - a podcast|
|Wed May 6th 2020||Konstantin Stanislavski - famous Russian Theatre Director|
|Wed May 20th 2020||GUEST SPEAKER: Helen Johnson on Theatrical Make-Up|
|Wed Jun 3rd 2020||Nicola Shindler - 11 BAFTA award winning TV Producer|
|Wed Jun 17th 2020||PLANNING MEETING - come and help arrange 2020/2021 season.|
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