24 November 2014

Forbidden Broadway Feature


Forbidden Broadway
Satirical Version of the Wizard of Oz
One thing is for sure with U3A, and there is no exception with the Theatre and Film Group, that you will do and see things which you might never have normally considered. The extras on the day and the sociable meal out all add to the enjoyment. 

Our November 2014 Theatre trip was to see Forbidden Broadway at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End. According to the Guardian review.........

Forbidden Broadway: the musical satire that rips the others to shreds. Putting new lyrics to songs from living musicals, this long-running hit is relentlessly, cleverly, breathtakingly funny.

It certainly lived up to it! We all came out light of heart having thoroughly enjoyed two hours of quality entertainment and there were only four in the cast plus a pianist!

But it wasn't just the musical we enjoyed. We met in good time to have a wander around Covent Garden Market and visited St Paul's,the Actors' Church. It's known as that because it has had a long association with the theatre community over the years. It was designed and built by Indigo Jones and has been around since 1633. On the way we met up with a group of Purley Kings and Queens. We were fed and watered at Brown's Restaurant and all in all it was an excellent day!
Plaques to Noel Coward and Charlie Chaplin in the Actors' Church
Inside St Paul's

 Covent Garden

And the Purley Kings and Queens