Warrington

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 ~~~~

2019/2020 SEASON
We have now had our second meeting when Darren Jeffries from Ludovico Studios came to talk to us about the cultural work he is doing at the Pyramid to promote all aspects of drama for Warrington people from running professional 8-week courses on acting to courses on film/ scriptwriting / technical theatre jobs and liaising with Warrington groups to promote drama throughout the town.

Our next meeting is Anne Marie giving a presentation on the old theatres of Warrington and discussing where we go from here after the latest attempts at a 'Theatre for Warrington' have fallen through.

THEATRE TRIPS
Last season we had arranged our next 2 overnight Theatre visits as follows:
SCARBOROUGH - Backstage Tour & Play with 1 night stay over to see 'SEASONS GREETINGS' on Wednesday 7th August. Seven of us caught the train direct and had a great afternoon exploring the old Odeon cinema which had been converted into the Stephen Joseph Theatre where Alan Ayckbourn first produces his many plays (83 to date, and is second most performed playwright after Shakespeare). Next day we walked along the prom and enjoyed a Spa Orchestra performance in their Victorian open air theatre venue; this orchestra is the last remaining one to perform at a seaside venue in the country and is in danger of disbanding due to lack of support. We had our photograph taken with them and hoping this will be published in the Third Age Matters magazine. (photos of this and theatre on the right).

KESWICK THEATRE TRIP - 4 nights to see 6 plays. (details of plays are attached in link to the right)
The schedule this year hasn't worked out as well as last year and it was decided to make more of a visit and see 6 plays - details:
DATES - Wednesday 16th OCTOBER to Sunday 20th October
Wednesday 16th Travel in the morning by car -
2.00pm Little Voice 7.30pm The Children
Thursday 17th
7.30pm Dear Uncle
Friday 18th
7.30pm Guards at the Taj
Saturday 19th
2.00pm Ladykillers
7.30pm My Mother Said I Never Should
Sunday 20th - TRAVEL HOME

FORTNIGHTLY MEETINGS:
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 Oct 2nd 'Theatres of Warrington' - past glories and future plans.
Wed Oct 16th 16-20th 4 days in KESWICK to see 6 plays. NB: No meeting at Bold Street
Wed Nov 13th Women Playwrights of 16th/17th century
Wed Nov 20th James Graham - Playwright
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.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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American Square Dance Art Appreciation
Art for All (Practical Techniques) Awaydays
Badminton Ballet
Bird Watching Blues, Skiffle and Rock & Roll
Book Group Bowling
Bridge for Beginners & Improvers Bridge for Developers
Bridge for Players Circle Dancing
Classical History Computing
Croquet Dog Walking
Egyptology Family History
Film Club French
Garden Interest Geocaching
German Harmonica
Italian Knit and Natter
Lace Making Latin Group I
Latin Group II Latin Group III
Learning Ukulele Line Dancing
Literature Mah-Jong
Music Appreciation Natural History
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Plus Poetry
Science & Technology Scrabble
Singing for Pleasure Spanish
Strollers Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Tai Chi
Theatre Appreciation Group Transport and Engineering Technology
Ukulele Walking
Weekend Supper Club Whist