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Please scroll down for new SHOW LISTINGS – posted 16th April 2019
The new Theatre Group are aiming to have around 12 trips per year to various theatres, visiting London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham etc. for the more popular musical shows and plays, as well as opera and ballet. 

Will all members please note the following:

  • In order to reserve tickets, you will need to TELEPHONE Margaret Gaunt on 01733 235638 to check availability. You should speak to Margaret in person – please DO NOT leave a message. After speaking to Margaret, cheques, made payable to Peterborough U3A, should be sent to Margaret Gaunt at 25 Sunningdale, Orton Waterville, Peterborough PE2 5UB to arrive within 7 days to secure your booking. Please write the name of the show on the back of your cheque.
  • When a new show is available for booking, this page will be updated. The update will go live on Tuesday afternoons at about 4.00pm.
  • The ticket price covers both the theatre ticket cost and the coach cost for return travel  where appropriate.
  • Standby List - if a show is sold out, it is always worth putting your name on the standby list, as cancellations mean that tickets frequently become available later on.
  • Unless advised otherwise by email, the coach will depart from (and return to) Thorpe  Meadows.
  • If parking at Thorpe Meadows, PLEASE use the public car park and NOT the hotel car park. There is now a charge (currently £2.50 for all day) for the public car park.
  • As of 1st April 2019 a new emissions tax for coaches travelling into Central London will come into force - an additional £200 per trip. This tax will be included in the price of London theatre tickets.
  • Please note that it is very important that you advise Margaret Gaunt of any changes to your email address, or if your membership of Peterborough U3A lapses. Only Peterborough U3A members can be members of this Theatre Group.
  • For administration purposes only, (NOT to reserve show tickets), Margaret Gaunt can be contacted by email at




Show Title:        FIDDLER ON THE ROOF




Time & Date:      2.30pm THURSDAY, 19TH SEPTEMBER 2019


Cost:                 £69.00


Coach Departs:   9.30am


More information: Fiddler on the Roof transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre following its sell-out revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory, with director Trevor Nunn giving this classic musical a new lease of life. The audience are drawn into the intimate life of this community by making them an intricate part of the production. The stalls have been entirely reconfigured, with a thrust stage extending into the auditorium with an outline silhouette of the village.


Set in Russia at the turn of the 1905 Revolution, Fiddler on the Roof centres around Tevye, a Jewish man who works hard to ensure that he raises his five daughters with traditional Jewish customs. When the village matchmaker brings news that a wealthy butcher wants to marry their eldest child Tzeitel, it’s clear that pairing people together isn’t what Tzeitel wants. Tzeitel wants to marry her childhood friend, Motel the tailor. Eventually, Tzeitel and Motel marry each other, with local Jews joining in with the ceremony, but they are not able to celebrate for too long as Russians wreak havoc in their community.


(Stalls tickets only, face value £75)


Please note: due to the popularity and short run of this show, the discount offered to us is less generous than usual.

Deadline for booking is 1st May 2019


(Please write your address on the back of your cheque)


“This is a gorgeous production of a simply glorious musical”




Now taking names for standby list




Theatre:             THE SAVOY THEATRE, LONDON


Time & Date:       2.30pm WEDNESDAY, 3rd JULY 2019


Cost:                    £52.00


Coach Departs:   9.30am


More information: 9 to 5 The Musical features an original Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by country legend Dolly Parton.


It tells the story of Doralee, Violet and Judy – three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the girls manage to reform their office – or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit? Inspired by the cult film, this hilarious new West End production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business.


(Face value tickets £65.00 – Dress Circle only)






Show Title:         ON YOUR FEET!


Theatre:              LEICESTER CURVE, LEICESTER


Time & Date:       7.30pm THURSDAY, 6TH JUNE 2019


Cost:                    £51.00


Coach Departs:    4.00pm


More information: Don’t miss the opportunity to see this original new production, direct from Broadway, before it transfers to the London Coliseum.


This is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, two of the biggest names in Latin music. Their story has humble beginnings and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom. This exhilarating musical features some of the most iconic pop songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).


(This is a captioned performance)





Now taking names for standby list






Time & Date: 2.30pm THURSDAY, 30TH MAY 2019


Cost:   £45.00


Coach Departs: 11.00am


More information: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.


Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.


This ballet is bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, the UK’s brightest young dance talent and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score played live by the New Adventures Orchestra conducted by Brett Morris.


(Stalls seats only)






Show Title:       ALL MY SONS


Theatre:           THE OLD VIC, LONDON


Time & Date:     2.30pm WEDNESDAY, 1ST MAY 2019


Cost:                £42.50


Coach Departs:  9.30am


More information: Arthur Miller’s blistering drama, starring Hollywood A-listers Sally Field and Bill Pullman, with Jenna Coleman, in the historic Old Vic theatre. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


(Face Value tickets £65.00)



Now taking names for standby list

Show Title:      AS YOU LIKE IT


Time & Date:        1.15PM THURSDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2019

Cost:                     £52.50

Coach Departs:    9.00 am

More information:  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy in the iconic theatre in the Bard’s home town on the banks of the River Avon. There will be time after the performance to explore Stratford-upon-Avon or have a meal (return coach leaves Stratford at 6.30pm). Top price tickets at a great discounted rate.

Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves.

“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players”





Organiser: David Baron
Telephone: 01733 235554

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