10 September 2014

Theatre and Film Feature


Hi Theatre & Film Buffs!

We had a great meeting at the King & Queen pub in Edenbridge on 8th September. It was lively, fun and we managed to sort out quite a lot.

We enjoyed it so much we have decided to have another get together after Christmas when we can have a good chat about our theatre and film visits over a drink and plan our next few months as well.

Please remember to check out the website for the latest information on where we are going.

A number of decisions were made:

We would take it in turns to suggest and organise theatre and cinema visits.

We will be flexible on how many visits are made – being as there is so much we could go and see and that there are different tastes amongst the group – it doesn’t matter at all if only a small number of members or a large number go.

So, if there is something you are keen to see and would like someone to go with you – then let us know by clicking on reply ALL to this email and inviting us along.

Suggestions for next year are:
To visit Ellen Terry’s home in Tenterden maybe combining with a show.
To take a tour of the Royal Opera House.
Let us know of any other visits you would like to suggest.

Briar is looking into getting us into a rehearsal of a semi professional show so we can learn more about what goes on leading up to the performance. More details to follow from Briar.

Brian will be getting in touch with you about the special deals in the winter for over 60’s to see films for £3.50 at East Grinstead. We can car share there – its on a Wednesday afternoon.

Theatres for you to look at for ideas for us all: Again we can car share.
Chequer Mead – East Grinstead
Stag – Sevenoaks
Trinity and Assembly Halls – Tunbridge Wells
Harlequin – Redhill
Hawth – Crawley
Barn – Oxted
Fairfield Halls & Ashcroft – Croydon
Miller Centre – Caterham
Churchill – Bromley
Forge Singers, Edenbridge WI – Wizard of Oz in January 2015

For London, we have joined a booking agency called Group Line as Edenbridge U3A and there are many tempting offers for groups of 10 or more that are available to us. Look on line at their website for more information. Matinees are probably preferable for London visits.

We would use the train service for London, meeting either at Edenbridge station or at the London station or at the theatre – you can choose to travel together or make your own way.


Sunday, 28th September – Contact Briar Blake- to see Billy Elliot  being screened live from the theatre at Oxted Cinema. (full details on the Edenbridge U3A website).

Saturday, 25th October – Lady Killers at the Miller Centre, 30 Godstone Road, Caterham, CR3 6RA
Millercentretheatre.org or 01883 349850  - £10 each.
Contact Janet Jarrold. . Janet will be in Row C – stalls – Seats 9 & 10. She would love you to join her.

Friday, 24th October – Again, Lady Killers at the Miller Centre – contact Lynn and Brian Swift – we are going this evening and we will be in Row C – stalls – seats 9&8 if you wish to join us. Let us know if you are coming – it would be great if you could. Please purchase your own tickets. £10 each.

Thursday, matinee, 6th November – Forbidden Broadway, Vaudeville Theatre. There were a limited number of discounted tickets available and they were all snapped up at the meeting. Sorry if you have missed out.

Thursday, 30th October – Frankenstein at  Chequer Mead, National Theatre Live Broadcast  – Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing “Creature” and Jonny Lee Miller will be “ Frankenstein”. Please contact Christine Bicknell who is holding reserved tickets for this for Edenbridge U3A.  Concessions £10.

Aladdin at Chequer Mead, East GrinsteadMonday, 29th December – Aladdin- Chequer Mead – Please contact Briar who is holding reserved tickets. Concessions £13.50. Book before 1st October and pay only £13.

This programme was put together by those attending the King & Queen meeting. It is hoped that more volunteers will come forward for the onward programme.

Any thoughts and ideas for would be very much appreciated. If you are going to the theatre or cinema and would like the group to share the experience with you – please let us know!

Very Best Wishes