Warwick District

Loft Theatre

Do you enjoy going to the theatre, but don’t care to go on your own? A group of us from the U3A goes to all The Loft’s productions, so you can meet friendly faces at the bar beforehand and have a chat and a drink in the interval. You don’t have to ‘join’ the group — you can just come along — but if you do join, you will get reminder emails about forthcoming productions. We usually go on Tuesday evenings. Our next dates are shown below.

Booking: To book as part of the U3A group, email Sue Hamilton at The Loft, at boxoffice@lofttheatrecompany.com, giving the reference and your phone number. When you are sent a confirmation email, for security you will also be given your own individual Patron number, which will then be quoted by whoever rings you up asking for payment. If you don't use email, call Sue Sheen or Ros Heron, who will contact Sue Hamilton for you.

For more information, and to be added to the email reminder list, contact Sue Sheen (details at back of Info) or Ros Heron on 730712.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 1st The Theatre of Music Hall, by Sean Glock
7.30pm, £13.50. Booking deadline 24 September, ref WDU3A Music party.
A joyful celebration of the great names of Music Hall, which produced the first stars of entertainment, from Marie Lloyd and Sir Harry Lauder to Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams.
 Watch the company of performers tread the fine line between tears and laughter through song and tongue in cheek innuendo, to titillate, flirt and chastise you – all led by a Chairman………a gavel……….but chiefly………YOURSELVES.
Sun Oct 6th For your information. One performance only, so no U3A outing:
The Songs of Noel Coward
Sat Oct 19th For your information. One performance only, so no U3A outing:
Into the Breach
Tue Nov 5th Hangmen by Martin McDonagh
7.30pm. £13.50. Booking deadline 29 Oct, ref WDU3A Hanging party
Laugh out loud moments, mixed with dark-edged horror and reality that plumbs the depth of human nature are all on show in this riveting play.
Set in the 1960s in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity in his small pub. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day hanging is abolished? Among the reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd and the sinister Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit.  When Harry’s daughter goes missing, he begins to suspect Mooney, the brash young visitor from London.
Sun Nov 10th For your information. One performance only, so not U3A outings:
Swing that music: down for the count
Tue Dec 10th Merrily we roll along by Stephen Sondheim

7.30pm £16.50. Booking deadline 3 December, ref WDU3A Merrily party

Sondheim’s semi-autobiographical musical — in turns funny and heartbreaking — follows the story of a talented Broadway composer who abandons his friends for Hollywood fame and pays the high price of success. Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, the story takes an emotionally-charged journey through the life of three close friends, featuring some of Sondheim’s most beautiful songs.