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2011

 

24 Sep 2011

Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

BBC Phil and London Symphony Chorus

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.

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5/6 October 2011

48 hour visit to Stratford-upon-Avon for

MACBETH

(with Jonathan Slinger)

 

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29 October 2011

KEEP SMILING THROUGH

in Keswick

a heart-warming new play about life in the Lake District in the war time.

 

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26 November 2011

THE NUTCRACKER

Northern Ballet at the Opera House - Manchester

 

2012

 

14 January 2012

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Alan Bennett’s version at The Lowry Theatre, Salford.

 

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1 March 2012

OLIVER

the musical in a new production by Cameron Macintosh

at The Palace Theatre, Manchester

 

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14 April 2012

WONDERFUL TOWN

the famous Bernstein musical in a new production featuring the Halle Orchestra

and the production team from the Royal Exchange.

at the Lowry Theatre, Salford - starring Connie Fisher.

 

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24 May 2012

CAROUSEL

The Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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13 June 2012

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN

by Oscar Wilde

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

 

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22 September 2012

SWAN LAKE

Birmingham Royal Ballet

 The Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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17 November 2012

SLEEPING BEAUTY

(Matthew Bourne’s production)

The Lowry Theatre Salford

 

2013

 

10 January

12 January

ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS

Hilarious Comedy

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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Wednesday 13 March 2013 (Matinee)

Palace Theatre, Manchester

LION  KING

 

 

(click bottom right to show full screen when playing)

 

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Unfortunately 'STITCHED UP' had to be postponed.

The following was a substitute - same date and time.

 

Wednesday 1 May 2013 (matinee)

Octagon Theatre, Bolton

CAN'T PAY? WON'T PAY!

This play was first produced in 1974 and is by the well-known comic playwright Dario Fo, who also won a Nobel Prize for literature. It is describes as a ‘knockabout comedy’.

 

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 Visit to

Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum

22 May 2013  - Wednesday Full Day

 

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Thursday 13 June 2013 (matinee)

Opera House, Manchester

PIRATES OF PENZANCE

G&S - (Scottish Opera)

 

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Saturday 10 August 2013 (matinee)

Lowry Theatre Salford

EVITA

 

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Wednesday 9 October 2013 (Full Day)

An Inspector Calls

Keswick Theatre by the Lake

 

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Thursday 17 October 2013  (Matinee)

PEOPLE

Lowry Theatre Salford

Alan Bennett’s latest play

National Theatre on Tour

 

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STRATFORD-UPON-AVON – 15/16 NOVEMBER 2013

We departed on Friday morning 15 November and returned

late afternoon on Saturday 16 November.

We stayed in a good quality hotel.

The whole party booked in (30 seats) to see an evening performance of

RICHARD 11

starring David Tennant, produced by Preston’s own Greg Doran

(now Director of the RSC).

 

We also had some tickets for the Saturday afternoon matinee of

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

 

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Saturday 23 November 2013

VERDI REQUIEM

Victoria Hall Bolton

Preston Cecilian Choir

Prestbury Choral Society

Lancashire Sinfonietta

Lancaster Singers

 

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Saturday 30 November 2013 (matinee)

WAR HORSE

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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2014

 

Wednesday 8 January 2014 (Matinee)

THAT DAY WE SANG

by Victoria Wood

 Royal Exchange Manchester

 

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Saturday 11January 2014 (matinee)

WAR HORSE

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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Wednesday 2 April 2014

This May Hurt a Bit

by Stella Feehily

Bolton Octagon

 

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Saturday 31 May 2014

Brassed Off

adapted by Paul Allen

Based on the screenplay by Mark Herman

Bolton Octagon

 

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Saturday 28 June 2014 (Matinee)

HAPPY DAYS

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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Saturday 16 August 2014 (Matinee)

WAR HORSE

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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Friday 29  August 2014 (Evening) HENRY IV Pt 1

Saturday 30  August 2014 (Matinee) HENRY IV Pt 2

 

Stratford RSC

 

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Wednesday 10 September 2014

8.00pm

Simon Callow in

THE MAN JESUS

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Full Day

A comedy of errors

Theatre by the Lake - Keswick

 

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Matinee

Maxine Peake as

HAMLET

Royal Exchange Manchester

 

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Wednesday 5 November 2014

Full Day

Rookery Nook

Theatre by the Lake - Keswick

 

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Saturday 29 November 2014

Matinee

REGENERATION

Grand Theatre, Blackpool

 

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2015

 

Saturday 10 January 2015

Matinee

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time

Lowry Theatre Salford

The National Theatre on tour

 

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Saturday 28 February 2015

Matinee

Hindle Wakes

Bolton Octagon

 

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Saturday 21 March 2015

Matinee

Oklahoma!

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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Saturday 11 April 2015

Matinee

Private Lives

Bolton Octagon

 

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Wednesday 15 April 2015

Matinee

ANNA KARENINA

Royal Exchange Manchester

 

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Wednesday 20 May 2015

Matinee

BARNUM

Full Day Visit

Liverpool Empire

 

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Saturday 13 June 2015

WICKED

Lowry Theatre Salford

National Tour

 

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Saturday 18 July 2015

CATS

Opera House, Blackpool

West End revival

 

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Fri & Sat 14 / 15 August 2015

STRATFORD UPON AVON

MERCHANT OF VENICE (Fri)

OTHELLO or VOLPONE (Sat)

 

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Wednesday 2 September 2015

matinee

Noel Coward's comedy

Fallen Angels

The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

full-day visit

 

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Sat 26 Sept 2015

matinee

SWAN LAKE

Lowry Theatre –  Salford

Birmingham Royal Ballet

 

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Wednesday 7 October 2015

matinee

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

by Oscar Wilde

Lowry Theatre Salford

 

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Wednesday 14 October 2015

matinee

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

(adapted from the famous Frank Kapra film)

Blackpool Grand Theatre

 

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Wednesday 4 November 2015

matinee

The 39 Steps

The Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

 full-day visit

 

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Wednesday 16 December 2015

The Sound of Music

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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2016

Saturday 9 January 2016

Matinee

BFG

Christmas production

The Octagon, Bolton

 

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Wednesday 13 January 2016

Matinee

The Girls

Written by Gary Barlow

Starring Joanne Riding

Lowry Theatre, Salford.

 

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Saturday 27 February 2016

Matinee

The Pitman Painters

Oldham Coliseum

 

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Saturday 5 March 2016

Matinee

Romeo and Juliet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Music by Prokofiev

Lowry Theatre, Salford.

 

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Thursday 17 March 2016

Guys and Dolls

The Liverpool Empire

 

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Wednesday 13 April 2016

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Lowry Theatre, Salford

This was a matinee performance starring Pixie Lott.

 

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Saturday 11 June 2016

Singin' in the Rain

Octagon Theatre, Bolton

 

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 Friday and Saturday 24 and 25 June 2016

OUR RESIDENTIAL TRIP TO THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

AT STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Doctor Faustus and Midsummer Nights Dream.

The cost was between £165 and £235 per person, all inclusive, depending how many plays you took in and whether you needed a single room.

 

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Wednesday 13 July 2016

CATS

Liverpool Empire Theatre

 

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 Saturday 20 August 2016

Dirty Dancing

Blackpool Opera House.

 

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Wednesday 31 August 2016

DIAL M FOR MURDER

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

 

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Saturday 10 September 2016

Brassed Off

Oldham Coliseum

SORRY - VISIT CANCELLED

 

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Saturday 17 September 2016

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET – SHAKESPEARE TRIPLE BILL

Lowry Theatre, Salford

VISIT CANCELLED

 

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Wednesday 28 September 2016

THE RIVALS

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

 

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Wednesday 12 October 2016

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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Wednesday 2 November 2016

Wind in the Willows

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

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Wednesday 23 November 2016

'the Peony Pavillion'

National Ballet of China

Lowry Theatre, Salford

Matinee

 

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Thursday 1 December 2016

THE Red Shoes

(Ballet)

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

* * * * *

Friday 9 December 2016

'Carols and Capers'

Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band

The Atkinson Theatre Southport

 

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Wednesday 14 December 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Lowry Theatre, Salford

  

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2017

 

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Sweet Charity

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

 

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Saturday 21 January 2017

Billy Elliot

Manchester Palace Theatre

Matinee

 

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Saturday 4 March 2017
Cinderella

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Lowry, Salford Quays

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Wednesday 5 April 2017
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Bolton Octagon Theatre

 

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Tuesday 16 May 2017

Twelfth Night

Royal Exchange, Manchester

 

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Saturday 20 May 2017 - 3 night Stay

Merrion Hotel in Llandudno

The Importance of Being EArnest

at the Theatre Clwyd, Mold.

 

A 3 night break at The Merrion Hotel in Llandudno starting on Saturday 20 May. The leaving mid morning and stop in Mold for a production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Theatre Clwyd. We then arrived at the hotel in good time for dinner. Sunday and Monday included optional half-day and a full-day outing and return after lunch on the Tuesday.

 

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Wednesday 7 June 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Lowry Theatre, Salford

(Matinee)

 

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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Shirley Valentine

 The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. It was adapted into an Oscar nominated film.

Now, on its 30th anniversary,

Jodie Prenger stars in the first major revival of this national treasure.

This is a matinee performance.

 

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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Handbagged

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.

Full-day visit and matinee performance of this new comedy

about The Queen and Mrs Thatcher.

 

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Hairspray

 The Winter Gardens, Blackpool

 

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Monday 2 October 2017

Full Day Visit to

Chatsworth House

 

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Friday 20 October 2017

As You Like It

Theatre by the Lake Keswick.

Full day visit and matinee performance.

 

 * * * * * * * * * *

Saturday 28th October 2017

The Threepenny Opera

(Brecht & Weill)

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

SORRY - Visit Cancelled

 

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Wednesday 1 November

Hedda Gabler

(new addition)

by Henrik Ibsen

Lowry Theatre, Salford

 

 * * * * * * * * * *

Sunday 19 November

 THE ARMED MAN

Conducted by the composer - Karl Jenkins

Bridgewater Hall

Manchester

 

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Wednesday 13th December 2017

Elf The Musical

 The Lowry, Salford Quays

SORRY - Visit Cancelled

 

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